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Back to Blood

A Novel
Wolfe, Tom (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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A colorful cast of residents and visitors to Miami go about their daily activities, both legal and illegal.
Authors: Wolfe, Tom
Title: Back to blood
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: x, 704 p. ;,25 cm.
Summary: A colorful cast of residents and visitors to Miami go about their daily activities, both legal and illegal.
Local Note: 1 6 7 15 16 17 18 33 35 53 57 60 62 71 74 79 80 97 109 112 118 122 133 138 143 148 149 152 153 159 160 167 172 173 182 188 193 198 203 205 210 211 216 222 226 228 231 242 243 250 263 264 268 274 276 278 280
ISBN: 0316036315
Statement of Responsibility: Tom Wolfe
Subject Headings: Emigration and immigration Fiction. Miami (Fla.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Political fiction.
Topical Term: Emigration and immigration
LCCN: 2012019545
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This book was returned to Sheepshead Bay library.

Feb 17, 2014
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very funny, insightful novel about various ethnic groups in Miami. The main character a 2nd generation Cuban police officer is very sympathetic as is the African American Chief of Police. The reader also meets Russian mob members, Haitians, and a very obnoxious social-climbing psychiatrist. It's a riot. Wolfe captures American societies like nobody else. Hooray.

Aug 03, 2013
  • susanchyn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Listened to audio book and found myself literally laughing out loud a dozen times. Very, very funny satire of just about everyone in Miami, including Yalies and snowbird Yentas.

Mar 02, 2013
  • PaigeWoodward rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This could have been written by anyone who writes bodice rippers or Hollywood exposes. Tom Wolfe does or did know how to write. Cynical cliche upon cynical cliche. Bah.

I loved this book. It reminds me all of the other great Tom Wolfe books, with great characters, and wonderful dialogue. If you have liked any of his other books, do read this one.

This book was better than reviews lead me to believe. It is novelized social commentary on Miami. I found it extremely interesting read that way as opposed to really looking for a strong story line.

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