The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now

The Paris Correspondent A Novel of Newspapers Then and Now Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star an English language paper based in Paris Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday when being a reporter meant watching a city
  • Title: The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now
  • Author: Alan S. Cowell
  • ISBN: 9781590206713
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Paris Correspondent: A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now
    Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English language paper based in Paris Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, the Internet age has taken them by surprise The two friends are faced with the death of what they hold most dear theEd Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English language paper based in Paris Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, the Internet age has taken them by surprise The two friends are faced with the death of what they hold most dear their careers, and, for Shelby, a woman he cannot bring himself to mention.The Paris Correspondent is a tribute to journalism, love, and liquor in a turbulent era Written in riveting prose that captures the changing world of a foreign correspondent s life, Alan S Cowell s breakout novel is not to be missed Writing from experience and in homage to Reynolds Packard s Dateline Paris, his razor sharp and darkly funny style will win readers the world over.
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  • Clancy and Shelby are journalists with an American paper in Paris, beasts of the dying age of print, and struggling to board the Internet age of journalism Shelby is a past his prime War Correspondent who s not taming down to a regular Internet journalist well, and since they re considered a bit of a team it s younger Clancy s job to help him settle Be warned going in, this book has a dense beginning it easily took me fifty pages to get the rhythm of the book and for the narrator to get down to [...]


  • More than halfway through, I still don t care about the characters Shelby, the bad boy journalist, is interesting Always rebellious, sometimes despicable, he could be played by Bill Nighy I wanted to stick with the book to see what he gets up to.It s the narrator Clancy who feels flat to me, and his wife Marie Claire is just too hard to believe, an impossible mix of beauty, smarts, wealth, libido, and cowgirl in Paris mavericky independence She seems like the fantasy woman a middle aged man woul [...]


  • I enjoyed the read Although it strayed from reality, the constrasts in medium, message, and lifestyle in the evolution of newspapers was entertaining.


  • Interesting to see the chgs to newspapers correspondents but felt characters lacked development story was hard to follow w at times.


  • This story begins as the narrator, Ed Clancy, tells about the Nonstop News Desk, NND, in Paris with his old friend and abettor, Joe Shelby, to post the Internet news in the wee hours of the morning, before New Yorks papers were up and running Joe Shelby s job was to call the bureaus in foreign cities and verify the stories coming in over the wires, and then to write the copy and Ed is to post it on the Internet Early in the story Shelby makes a mistake and covers it up and this comes to haunt th [...]


  • I loved this book, it s probably one of my favorite books I almost didn t read it because of the reviews and the low stars but am I glad I read it I might be bias, I love journalism and the aspects of the job I ve worked on several student run newspapers at my community college and CSU, and have a large background with print, and film photography and Leicas I found the book highly interesting, and it related to me Ed Clancy, the main character reminded me of myself Except I m 22, not in my 40s 5 [...]


  • This interesting narrative is a kind of homage to old print journalism, whose core values of honesty and fairness are championed through the lives past and present of the narrator, a reserved, cautious editor,and his flamboyant wartime correspondent buddy, as they painstakingly adjust to the world of digital, non deadline reporting The language is floridly romantic, reflecting the flair and passion associated with the profession of the journalistic wordsmith It is structured from the point of vi [...]


  • If you ve wondered what s like trying to be a journalist when journalism no longer has a sustainable business model this novel may be for you, but it had a lot of jargon that only another journalist would understand Set in Paris it was less about the first person narrator and about his craggy journalist counterparts who had their prime when journalism was still a raw and exciting industry rather than spend behind desks at a computer I don t usually review books I haven t finished but I got 120 [...]


  • I d recommend this book to anyone who finds old style newspaper journalism interesting The main characters, Joe Shelby and Ed Clancey, are a Viet Nam era journalist and editor, respectively, who are assigned to Paris during the rocky transition period between all print journalism and the 24 hour news cycle driven by the Internet The novel has interesting characters living large, sticky situations, a touch of mystery, many levels of conflict, and than a bit of angst The pacing was flawless I jus [...]


  • A novel about journalism by a great journalist set in Paris This seemed like the perfect read for me That s why I was surprised just how disappointing this was Characters filled with caricature, language that even I didn t buy and too much old people who can t figure how this darn computer works syndrome.Couldn t finish it And that s rare for me.


  • I enjoyed reading about the machinations of the news industry in Paris Ed and Joe are feeling the discomfort in the modern age of technology and their fear of losing their job and lively hood I liked the read for the most part thought the ending was just thrown together it didn t quite fit.


  • Based on the first 100 pages after which I bailed , I d characterize this as an old foreign correspondent s lament for the current state of journalism and nostalgia for its past disguised as a novel It s written in a cynical, world weary voice that became, for me, grating after a while.


  • If you love Paris like I do and if you enjoy good storytelling you will enjoy this novel.Alan Cowell is a good narrator and knows journalism His English is complex, deep and full of metaphors.I really enjoyed it


  • I couldn t put this one down til I finished it I think those who gave it less than stellar reviews may have been too young to appreciate it.





  • I tried to read this book I just can t get in to it Returning it to the library and maybe I ll try again another time.


  • I mostly enjoyed the story but the descriptions of the gorgeous, hot and sexy female characters were a distraction It seemed that the author was indulging some adolescent fantasies.


  • Read for book club The story itself is OK but it is mostly interesting when they show the changes in the publishing business.


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