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The Library of Babel

A Spin-off of http://bookwormshead.blogspot.co.uk

Scoop - Evelyn Waugh Oh, I'm really enjoying this one!

This book is probably the quintessence of a certain reactionary British humour that I adore, despite its appalling snobbery towards the non Anglo-Saxon world. Well, perhaps that snobbery is exactly what I like.
Anyways, having tried (and stopped) a modest career in journalism, the satire on how to make the news you can find in "Scoop" is sublime.

Of course many things are changed meanwhile in the formerly closed circle of the foreign correspondents, but still this novel is witty amusement.

I have to remark how I had tried to read this book in Italian before and now it's clear how the translation was awful, plain and dull.