Journalists (novel)

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AuthorSergei Aman
Original titleЖурналюги
GenreThriller, fiction
Publisher“Zebra E” (Russia)
Publication date
February 2013; 8 years ago (2013-02)
Pages224 pp
Followed byEverything Will Be Okay, We're All Going to Die! 

Journalists (Russian: Журналюги) is a thriller novel by Russian writer Sergei Aman, published in 2013.

Plot[change | change source]

The book covers the time period from the eighties of the last century and to the tenth years of the present century. The novel begins with a bomb eruption at a newspaper “Moskovskij Bogomolets” (Moscow Believer). In result a famous Moscow journalist was killed.

The main character of the novel is a journalist Sergei Ogloedov from this newspaper. The newspaper is very similar to the famous “Moskovskij Komsomolets”. All fifteen parts of the novel devoted to newspaper journalists. Each of them has a real prototype, which are current and former employees of the Editorial staff of "Moskovskij Komsomolets" — Dmitry Kholodov, Andrei Lapik, Vadim Poegli, Andrey Yahontov, Peter Spectr… Andrei Gusev, Natalya Zhuravleva, Elena Vasiluhina and others, including the Chief Editor Pavel Gusev.[1] They all connected with the main character — Sergey Ogloedov, in which the author described himself.[2] The novel describes real events. Journalists are saints and sinners in these events.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Andrei Gusev «Журналистика, киты и любовь» (“Journalism, Whales and Love”) Archived 2014-10-25 at the Wayback Machine, Echo of Moscow, 6.07.2013
  2. «Роман без героя» Archived 2014-07-20 at the Wayback Machine, Literaturnaya Gazeta, 25.11. 2013
  3. Lev Anninsky «Красавчики и чудовища», Trud (Russian newspaper), 13.09.2013

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