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Back to Blood: A Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Tom Wolfe

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Title:Back to Blood: A Novel
Authors:Tom Wolfe
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 720 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Miami, Cuban Culture, Russian Mafia, Art Basel, Newspaper Reporting

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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe (Author) (2012)

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Definitely not his best. I usually enjoy his characters, but these were all one dimensional. ( )
  VictoriaNH | Feb 1, 2016 |
I agree with most of the reviews posted to date. I enjoyed his other books more. Still this one kept my interest and I did finish it which means it wasn't that bad. I was hoping for more and pray it's not his last (but I fear it may be). ( )
  Charlie-Ravioli | Jan 18, 2016 |
Did not like this Book very much, as a matter of fact I did not even finished reading.
  robertoarial | Dec 5, 2015 |
Written with flair, at times interesting, particularly suitable for Americans who live in Florida.
  skulli99 | Oct 18, 2014 |
If I had read this book instead of listened to it, I t would have gotten a "meh" rating. Wolfe is great at social satire, but theree are huge logic gaps in the plot, and his characters come perilously close to being two dimensional cardboard cut outs. Lou Diamond Phillipsis a fantastic reader. He does great accents (Cubans, yuppies, Russian oligarchs, Florida retirees), and it sounds like he's having so much fun. A very pleasurable listening experience. ( )
  HenryKrinkle | Jul 23, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0316036315, Hardcover)

A writer like Tom Wolfe probably shouldn’t have to stage a comeback, but there will doubtless be reviewers of his new novel, Back to Blood, who describe it that way. In Wolfe's career of great books, his last novel, published in 2004, was considered by many to be a stumble--but Back to Blood is a return to form, a work that solidifies Wolfe’s stature as one of the best. Using his incisive journalistic skills, his flair for the cinematic moment, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Wolfe takes the disparate types in and around Miami to create a tapestry of memorable scenes and characters. The result is entertaining, revealing, and perhaps even bigger than the sum of its parts. This is a book that will do for Miami what Wolfe's mega-hit The Bonfire of the Vanities did for New York. --Chris Schluep

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A colorful cast of residents and visitors to Miami go about their daily activities, both legal and illegal.

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