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Hilarious, entertaining and revealing,
This review is from: Stick it Up Your Punter!: The Uncut Story of the "Sun" Newspaper (Pocket books) (Paperback)
"Stick It Up Your Punter" tells the story of the Sun Newspaper through its ups and downs mainly in the 80's.
After the first chapter I found this book impossible to put down. What Chippendale and Horrie do is provide a fascinating incite into the way the past editors of the Sun newspaper worked. In partictular Kelvin Mackenzie, the sparkling personality who helped shape the Sun into what it is now.
Its entertaining to see the contrast between the first two editors of the paper; the very professional Sir "Larry Lamb" and the loud bombastic Mackenzie. The latter offering colleagues expensive whiskey when they visited the editors office and the former offering lager straight out of the can.
Along with the narritave of how the Sun office ticked goes endless laugh out loud stories and cracking headlines thought up by sometimes unlikely people in unique amusing situations.
In short if you are interested in journalism or the media I recommend this book. If not then it is still well worth a read for its very entertaning stories.
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Initial post: 12 Jul 2010 17:27:57 BDT
'A fascinating incite'? What can this mean? How entertaning (sic) this reviewer's narritave (sic) is - he even manages to mis-spell the author's name, which shows real class.
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 00:14:22 BDT
The book might be brilliant but do NOT praise Kelvin Mackenzie. Read this for reasons why http://www.anfieldroad.com/dont-buy-the-s
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