City on Fire City on Fire

City on Fire

A novel

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A mystery that reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power in New York and "captures the city’s dangerous, magnetic allure" (The New York Times). Streaming now on Apple TV+

“As close to a great American novel as this century has produced.” —Stephen King


New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. 

When the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live—and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
944
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
87.3
MB

Customer Reviews

reader d ,

city on fire

tooooo longggkggg

AirHead 830 ,

City on Fire

I was so disappointed in this book. It had everything going for it. NY in the 70s, punk rock, family drama, a mystery, fascinating characters. But, ugh. Pretentious, convoluted, precious, and ultimately boring, confusing and just plain frustrating. I'd like to ask the writer, like an English professor, to rewrite it and lose all the stupid clever garbage like graphic novels in the middle of the book and just write a great story. Stop trying to impress and write well.

Hillhifi ,

City on Fire

What a ripoff. The first 100 pages were interesting followed by hundreds and hundreds of boring stuff. This was written to impress his English professor and not his reader. Even the climax was boring.

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