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What did you like most about Scoop?
Perhaps THE classic satire of newspapers and newspapermen. Riotously funny, beautifully written and unerringly accurate.
What did you like best about this story?
Written in 1938, Scoop ostensibly portrays a vanished world. Yet to anyone still working in national newspapers in 2017, the remarkable thing is how little the industry itself has changed!
What about Simon Cadell’s performance did you like?
Cadell is brilliant - diffident, quietly expressive and a pleasure to listen to.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
When the Beast put the Boot in
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a short but very enjoyable novel, packed with interesting and entertaining characters, each of whom might easily have launched a novel of his or her own. I remember reading this about 20 years ago and enjoying it then; but did even more so this time, as I had stumbled across Waugh (once more) after wading thru the swamp of hackneyed dreck that currently passes for contemporary fiction, and the relief at finding something of actual quality and intelligence was as great as the pleasure of the entertainment. You will have to enjoy it because Waugh gives you no option.