Today’s review: The Narrative, by Deplora Boule.
This satirical look at what passes for “news” in 2018 will have you laughing until your sides ache.
This book made me laugh until I cried. I love reading the Babylon Bee and the Onion for their satirical pieces, though lately it’s become difficult to tell from the headlines whether or not they are truly satires. That’s how bad “journalism” has become in 2018.
If you’re fed up with today’s poor excuses for news outlets and you also love great satire, this is the book for you. The main character, Majedah, at first seems as shallow and mercenary as the clones in her newsroom.
But as the story progresses we find Majedah in situations more in keeping with what journalists are actually supposed to be doing, namely discovering a news story, following all leads, and reporting the facts. Of course her behavior does not go over well with her bosses at the number one cable news outlet in America, but that’s the point of the book.
Hilarity is present in every chapter of this book, yet it sometimes made me sad, like I am in real life when I see the attacks on Americans who believe differently than the “news” people, and the subsequent social media feeding frenzies from the audiences of these “journalists.”
I keep wondering about the author of this book. I’m thinking he or she might be a lone Republican, working at a major news corporation and hiding their real beliefs in a closet for fear of losing their job. If my theory is true, I hope the author is never discovered, because the end of his or her career and good name would come swiftly and without mercy.
This is a book that will have you rolling on the floor laughing, but it’s also an important cultural work. Kudos to Deplora Boule, whoever and wherever he/she is!
Please, click the link above and buy this book, asap! But if you want a laugh right now, watch this Facebook ad for The Narrative.