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5.0 out of 5 stars having read very good reviews in both the Telegraph and the Guardian, 25 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book in hardback for my son, having read very good reviews in both the Telegraph and the Guardian. I started to dip into it and before long I was hooked and had to buy a copy of my own. I had followed the hacking scandal closely and thought I knew a lot about it, but actually I knew very little. This book is fantastic at bringing a very complicated story together and filling in the gaps. The disgraceful criminal behaviour of the Murdoch press, the appalling way that the police did nothing for years to bring them to account and the sycophantic cowardice of our politicians, left me feeling shocked and very angry. And how dare one family rubbish the BBC, just for their own financial gain. I hope this book will be very widely read. Interesting that there is no review of it that I can find on the Times database. I wonder why.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2014, 20:40:31 BST
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2014, 11:46:08 BST
S. E. Blake says:
No Murdoch title carried a review of this book, so how can The Times maintain its reputation as a paper of record? The Sunday Times has long ago forfeited that right and ex-editor (Sir) Harold Evans correctly predicted his own perceptive review of Hack Attack would never make that Times database you talk of.
Associated Newspapers apparently topped the 'Operation Motorman' charts for the use of private detectives who helped provide their two main titles, The Daily Mail & The Mail on Sunday with stories from unattributable "sources." No surprise then that they should ignore this book, as did the Sun, Express and Mirror group titles; so thank goodness for Peter Oborne at The Telegraph whose review of Hack Attack seems to have ripped scales from the eyes of so many apparently astonished readers.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014, 23:36:46 BST
Chris says:
Yes, I expected the review in The Guardian to be complimentary, but it was Peter Oborne's review which made me buy this book. Several interesting reviews in American papers, too.
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