The writing is superb in this book, and the story is decent. The ending scene is a bit heavy-handed to me, so I didn't leave the book quite as satisfied as I had hoped. But perhaps the ending is the appropriate one. I'll have to think on it some to really come to terms with it. It is fitting on one hand, based on my own work in news media. It's also the party-line, if you will, among journalists, and I guess I was wanting something more profund, to which most of the rest of the book does aspire.Overall, it's a good read, and I would highly recommend it, especially for anyone who has worked in the news paper business.