In the dossier is a photograph, which brings Simmons back to Africa and to the woman he once loved, as well as to a time when his job was all about principles and ideas. There is very little nobility on display from any of the characters—not even genocide gets in the way of ambition, vanity, and professional rivalry as they race to file their stories first, beating deadlines and rivals—but this is the strength of the novel: not romanticizing war or those for whom war pays the bills.
To the world, the reporters are hard as bricks.
Only behind closed doors, when the squad retires to their dodgy hotels and drinking dens, do we see the cracks in the bricks. This atmospheric book authentically carries the sounds and flavors of a Graham Greene novel, reading at times like a memoir with the seamless underbelly of a gritty Hemingwayesque tale.
One section in the book describes the motley crew descending on a massacred refugee camp. Buy, steal, or borrow this book.
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Not Untrue And Not Unkind book. Read 39 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A riveting novel of friendship, rivalry, and betrayal, se. Ed O'Loughlin's first novel, “Not Untrue and Not Unkind,” is a worthy fictional addition to this company. O'Loughlin, who reported from Africa for.
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