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Tabloid City (2011)

by Pete Hamill(Favorite Author)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 4
0316020753 (ISBN13: 9780316020756)
Little, Brown and Company
review 1: Classic Pete Hamill. While it is not in the same league as North River or Forever, Hamill has the same wonderful descriptive prose, clearly defined characters and marvelously evocative scenes of New York. The book takes place in 2011, post 9/11, post recession New York. All the pertinent players are present: the fleeing hedge fund manager, the illegal, hardworking immigrant, the benevolent society woman, and most of all, Sam Briscoe, editor of the soon to be closed daily paper, The World. Throw in a double murder - "at a good address"- a crazed American Muslim, a disgruntled Iraq vet, and a blind artist living in the Chelsea Hotel and you have the makings of a good, can't put it down read.
review 2: I really enjoyed this book (I posted a review elsewhere). Pete
... more Hamill and I grew up in New York in pretty much the same era and his descriptions of the city, then and now, are so wonderfully on target in this book as well as his others. I enjoyed the rich variety of characters in "Tabloid City" and the author's insights into their motivations. Even the villains are painted with subtle shades of grey and make us want to understand them. less
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Very interesting format, good story and characters that I cared about. I wanted a little more.
Great read. Beautiful, ugly, poignant descriptions of New York and our society.
While it's a good read, it won't stick in my mind as one of his better books.
An entertaining, if wistful, portrait of how journalism is changing.
Easy read.
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