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Title: Catch and Kill
Authors: Farrow, Ronan
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 448
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: It could be a thriller, or a spy novel, but no, this is a work of non fiction accurately signalled by its subtitle 'lies, spies and a conspiracy to protect predators'. Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow documents the serial exploitation of women by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and the collusion by many in the media to block these revelations.

Although focusing on investigations between 2016 and 2019, this meticulously researched investigation is guaranteed future relevance with its shocking revelations about the institutionalised widespread abuse of power and its confronting evidence of success and morality at odds.

A gripping and admirably readable quest for the truth from an award-winning #MeToo journalist.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I was surprised to find the book so hard to put down. It really is like reading a thriller or spy novel."

"It was mind-boggling to see the 'power trip' and entitlement of the wealthy."

"Immensely readable."

"The truth is laid bare with compassion for the victims."

"Farrow has a sure hand and never crosses into sentimentality."

"This book is so well-organised and presented. The author won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his New Yorker article – I can see why."

"I am so pleased I read this book - even the acknowledgements were worth reading!"

"The author does expect the reader to know who the American broadcasters are that's a bit annoying, but the pace and forward momentum of the narrative meant this was easily ignored."

"When I started this book I thought it might be short-lived in its relevance, but no, the concept of abuse of power is recognisable in all our lives."
Categories: Non fiction, Contemporary, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Journalistic reporting/media, Morals/Ethics, Political, True Crime, America, 2021 Titles

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