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#91: Tabloid City - Pete Hamill


Synopsis & Book Info:
In a stately West Village townhouse, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity circles around their shocking deaths: The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe.
The City is many things: a proving ground, a decadent playground, or a palimpsest of memories-- a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times. As much a thriller as it is a gripping portrait of the city of today, TABLOID CITY is a new fiction classic from the writer who has captured it perfectly for decades.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 9780316020756
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of 20 previous books including the bestselling novels Forever and Snow in August and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He lives in New York City.


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My Opinion:
This is one of those books that takes a minute to get into. The story doesn't come together right away, because it is told in different perspectives by different people. It reminded me of Six Degrees of Separation in how it came about.
The one thing I didn't understand why it was even there was the terrorist thing. Could have just opted that out of the whole book.
Some people will really enjoy this crafty number, but others I don't think will even get it. I can only suggest you get a copy and see for yourself.


3/5


Recommend? On the fence.


~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. Sounds like you had mixed feelings about this one.

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  2. the complexity sounds appealing still. i'll have to try it when in a serious unrushed mode.

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  3. I am intrigued but would wait to read more reviews on this one, thanks for honest review. I still love the cover.

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  4. Reading the synopsis I was thinking there seems to be an awful lot going on, maybe too much. But it still sounds interesting. This is one I might save for winter when I could spend some time with it.

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