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An Advertisement for Toothpaste by Ryszard Kapuściński
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bookshelves: fiction, non-fiction
Read 2 times. Last read February 2, 2019.

Yes, I've shelved this as both fiction and non-fiction. Because while I believe one of the tales is entirely true, the others are made up - or at best fictionalised, exaggerated retellings of possibly-real events.

Kaspuscinski does have a way with words. The stories are very compelling. But it is supposed to be journalism - we're supposed to be getting the facts (the plot), not a story. It reads more like someone's personal blog than journalism for a mass audience, and that leaves me confused about how to approach it.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
February 1, 2019 – Shelved
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
February 1, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
Started Reading
February 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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