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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published November 24th 1981 by Viking Books
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Amanda
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
A friend of a friend recommended this book because my background is in newspaper journalism and this captures a small town newspaper pretty well. It's also an interesting story about a peeper with some victims enjoying being peeped. The author nails small-town politics but the sexism throughout is off-putting. The storyline has an undercurrent of the male gaze. And, while I enjoyed the dynamics of the newspaper, it's so out of date both technically and how news is reported today that it becomes ...more
Stewart
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A newspaper colleague of mine lent me a hardbound copy of “Peeper: A Comedy,” a novel by William Brinkley because he and I had both been editors of small-town newspapers years ago. I was glad he did because this 1981 book is fun and brought back memories of the workings of smaller newspapers.
The novel alternates first-person chapters narrated by newspaperman Daniel Baxter and third-person chapters about a peeping Tom, whose identity is not revealed until the end of the book, all taking place i
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B
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-humorous
Funny light story about a male peeper in a small town and how the women react to the possibility of someone secretly looking in their windows.
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William Clark "Bill" Brinkley was an American writer and journalist.

Brinkley is perhaps best known for his 1988 novel, The Last Ship, and his 1956 novel, Don't Go Near the Water, which was later adapted to film in 1957 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as Don't Go Near the Water.

Brinkley was born in Custer City, Oklahoma on September 10, 1917, the youngest of five children and the son of a minister. He gradu
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