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The Newsroom Mafia

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  13 reviews
"In this novel, veteran-journalist-turned-novelist, Oswald Pereira provides an insider's view of the growing culture of planted news and reveals the fine line between fact and fiction in the newsroom. A racy, compelling crime thriller, The Newsroom Mafia, captures the unholy alliance between the fourth estate, the underworld, and the Government," the back cover of the book ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published 2011 by Westland
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Rebecca McNutt
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, crime, thriller
A gripping crime thriller that tackles very timely themes in its prose, The Newsroom Mafia is a powerful, original novel full of dark wit and eerie media culture.
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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It’s a daring and personal book that reads like a political thriller, says Ronald Malfi, award-winning American author

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The Newsroom Mafia has a "chilling ring of truth to it", says The Telegraph

A nice review i
Apr 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Where do I begin about the things I absolutely detested in this supposed attempt at charting a Machiavellian story. The character back story as a word filler, the out of turn sex bits, the story is set in late 80s but the protagonist is talking and describing things like it was 2011. Agreed it is an Indian story, written by an Indian primarily for Indians, so why does the Author feel the need to explain things like what is Thane or cultural aspects of India which everybody in India is well aware ...more
Rishi Prakash
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I had picked this book just by reading the back cover in a book fair and it looked exciting for sure! The author is a veteran-journalist-turned-novelist so it had all ingredients to be a great book but it just turned out to be one of those book which you like it while reading and then forget all about it after you are done.

The story started well but slowly it went over-the-top with the incidents and events which somehow is unbelievable to me. I was expecting a very real kind of book from an exp
Reena Singh
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this book immensely readable and the story seemed so very plausible, given that the fourth estate hasn't exactly crowned itself with glory. Corruption among a section of journalists is a reality; and their links with undesirable elements including the mafia is well within the realm of possibility.

The police does investigate such cases, but quite often their hands are tied, because the political bosses are reluctant to take action against such scribes. The arrest of a journalist with all
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
This book has a good plot, and is well written in the big-picture sense, but on the word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence sense, I didn't like it very much. It may be that it's written in Indian English, which sounds odd to my ear, which is used to American English. I read all the way to the end, though, because I wanted to see what would happen, and I was surprised a few times along the way, which I liked. I also liked the ending.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
The crime thriller story is gripping though it lacks its predictability at times. Secondly portraying of characters lacks getting attention. Excessive detailing about minute things like mindsets, environmental description, actions, characters appearances etc is quite boring. Intimate scenes lacks the appeal.

But on the good side one can surely expect great twists and turns, pace of story telling is good, depicting the true face of political and underworld's connections, corruptiomy, betrayal, dr
Balraj Shukla
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Promising start; but a disappointing and pathetic finish.
Serene Reform
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally, an author comes along who exposes the inner workings, pretense and 'integrity' of the Indian media that is currently plaguing the state of affairs in this country.

Wake up Bollywood producers and scriptwriters, these are the kinds of novels that must be made be made into a movie so that Hindi movies actually make you think differently and inspire you rather than some of the rubbish(but not all) that is made nowadays with no valid plot but some abusive words and completely implausible ch
Archana Chari
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While the choice of words is lavishly picked, there is more to the narration than the story. I judged the book by its title and I was highly disappointed. Too many cooks spoil the broth, too many words bore the readers. The author failed miserably in drawing the attention of the readers. I don't usually take a long time for any book per se, but it says a lot about the book when I took so many long intervals in between while reading this one! Unless someone pays you(a
Sylvester Pious
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Liked the book for the handling of the themes of corruption and planted news in the Media, the so called Fourth Estate. A must read if not for anything else, but to see how corruption in Media can sway opinions and make or break people.
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
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what was the author trying to do in this book? absolutely no plot... no end, no beginning...

Varun Rajwade
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book that starts well but then goes downhill from there.. The end is really ordinary but overall its a good breezy read with some interesting twist and turns..
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