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Posted February 8, 2005
None of Mr Winston's cast of characters are lost in the shuffle. The author successfully captured my thread of interest for each character throughout. Though I am not a Chicagoan, I found the densely descriptive settings intriguing and engaging, though it makes me like where I live. For me the characters thrive in the narrative and humor is adroitly interwoven to make this a most enjoyable read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2005
Winston gets Chicago right, which is not easy to do; the real Chicago shines through brilliantly in his debut. This is a great read. He takes on a lot, especially for a first novel, and executes well. Saying it's as much about Chicago as about the characters misses the point: Chicago IS a character, is the main character, a fabulous character. Highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.