The rush for the news

Where the stories come from.
A while ago I read a book called Scoop, by the british writer Evelyn Waugh. At first I thought it might be the book that was the inspiration for the movie produced en 2006 by Woody Allen that takes the same title, starring Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman.
I soon realized that this two were two completely different stories.
The book by Waugh tells the story of an English contributor that unexpectedly finds himself involved in a tense situation when he’s sent to cover a story to a foreign country.
After dealing with different events, he comes up with a big scoop that takes him back to London.
Although it takes the form of a drama, the story becomes really funny some times due to the way it’s written and it allows the readers to get involved in the inside world of journalism, sharing with them the rush for chasing the news.
As for the movie, its story is also related to journalisim, and it also contains many funny moments combined with some moments of suspense and tragic scenes.
In the end, I got really happy that I had the chance to know both stories and I still have this pleasant feeling of having read and seen two interesting and unique pieces of art.

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Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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