A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City. Suddenly, Sherman finds himself embroiled in the most brutal, high-profile case of the year, as prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers rush in to further their own political and social agendas. With so many egos at stake, the last priority on anyone's mind is truth or justice in this bitingly hilarious American satire.
©1987 Tom Wolfe; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won't let go." (New York Times Book Review)
"Sheer entertainment against a fabulous background....Often hilarious, and much, much more." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Erupting from the first line with noise, color, tension and immediacy....brilliant." (Publishers Weekly)
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It should be called the tedium. Overly wordy and overly dramatic, no character you can cheer for, only words words words
This book was long. That is about the only good thing I can say for it. It reads like pop fiction without any of the fun. It was dull with over cooked plot and characters.
I read the reviews and it appears that either you really like this one or really hate it. I just can't see what there is to like. Weak plot (it took about 6 hours to figure out the main characters), completely lacking in excitment, over written (though I usually like the extra detail) and an ending that does nothing to foward any 'message' the author might be wanting to get across. Just an absolutley lousy read, never mind the horrible narration with the unrealistic and grating,over the top voices. Stay away from the author and the narrator ! Horrible, absolutley horrible.
I can't believe that I actually stuck with this book for 27 hours. A terrible waste of listening time!!
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