Christopher Buckley on Scoop

Evelyn Waugh’s 1938 novel Scoop, to which this website owes its very name, The Daily Beast, remains even after all these years the classic satire of the media. In a hilarious case of mistaken identity, William Boot, a feckless nature columnist for the aforementioned newspaper, is dispatched to the African country of Ishmaelia to cover a rebellion there.Waugh’s funniest book, which is to say: as funny as it gets.