City on Fire (Paperback)
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City on Fire (Paperback)

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Paperback 944 Pages / Published: 23/06/2016
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The New York Times bestseller A Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2017 'Extraordinary...dazzling... a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York' Observer Midnight, New Year's Eve, 1976. Nine lives are about to be changed forever. Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, heirs to one of New York's greatest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by the punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbour - 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. Then, on July 13th, 1977, the lights go out. 'Dazzling' Washington Post 'Heart-stopping' New York Times 'Addictive' Independent 'Extraordinary' Observer

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099597476
Number of pages: 944
Weight: 677 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 49 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Extraordinary...dazzling... a sprawling, generous, warm-hearted epic of 1970s New York" * Observer *
"Staggering...gloriously ambitious" * Independent on Sunday *
"A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power - a novel that attests to its young author's boundless and unflagging talents" * New York Times *
"Exciting, imaginative and perfectly paced" * Daily Telegraph *
"Dickensian, massively entertaining, as close to a great American novel as this century has produced" -- Stephen King
"You're soon zipping through Hallberg's vividly realised New York like a child discovering Hogwarts for the first time" * The Times *
"This book felt to me like a DVD boxset, in that each chapter was so short that I'd find myself reading just one more, just one more, and then find myself still reading an hour later. I love this book: this is definitely for me the best book we've done on the Book Club this year." * Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club *
"Once I started Hallberg's addictive soap opera shuttling between uptown and downtown Manhattan, I couldn't stop ... This is The Goldfinch with a safety pin through its beak." -- James Kidd * Independent *
"A tour de force" * Daily Mail *

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“This season's big new book?”

The first thing I need to tell you about this book is that it’s long – 944 pages. That’s not such a bad thing, with winter approaching, hunkering down and losing yourself in a long book is to be recommended. That is... More

Hardback edition
15th October 2015
Helpful? Upvote 22

“Long, but well worth it”

I appreciate that City on Fire is 'the' book to read for Autumn 2015 and can easily see, and share in, the attraction. It is deep, lengthy, descriptive and richly multifaceted. I enjoy long books but... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
11th November 2015
Helpful? Upvote 18
Emily at Lancaster King Street

“Not 'On Fire' But Not a Damp Squib, Either”

Thanks to Jonathan Cape for the reading copy.

I finished this book ten days ago, and I still find myself thinking about it despite having read two novels since. It's a story that sticks with you after... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
17th November 2015
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