Morris has the same gift John Updike displayed in his Rabbit novels, a gift for delineating his characters' inner lives while at the same time making their dilemmas emblematic of impulses in American society at large. He is a vigorous, nimble writer. --Michiko Kakutani (Past Praise for Bill Morris)"
A vivid and entertaining expedition. --Loren D. Estleman"
The '50s were the first American decade that could be caricatured by the brand names of its material goods, and Morris recaptures the clean, voluptuous pleasure of it all.A skillful first novel. --Frank Rich"
I really enjoyed Motor City Burning! It s such a deftly drawn character study that also doesn t scrimp on plot and big themes, like justice, purity of aims, and loyalty. --Edan Lepucki, author of California"
A gripping tale and a meditation on race, class, and justice set during the year the country was rocked by the assassinations of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. Motor City Burning is Morris' third novel, and it may be his best. If there's any justice, it should bring him the attention and the audience he deserves. "
Morris' rough and edgy writing brings the city alive. [An] incredible narrative. Motor City Burning does something important it captures the feeling of being alive in a time and place so well you feel like you were there. "
Morris eloquently captures the Detroit of 1968, a city shaped by the auto industry, ravaged by violence, and rejuvenated by Motown, in this outstanding crime novel. Morris adeptly evokes time and place, displaying a profound passion for Detroit and astute insight into the era's fraught climate. Characters represent a cross-section of the city's population, adding nuance to this tale of a young black man seeking his voice, a cop pursuing justice, and a country searching for a way forward. "
Detroit would surely rise again if that battered city could only wake up to find itself in 1968, reliving opening day at Tiger Stadium. In Motor City Burning, Bill Morris extends that promise of rebirth and redemption to Willie Bledsoe. --Marilyn Stasio"
Switching between Bledsoe and Doyle s perspectives allows for a crackling pace, and Mr. Morris clearly loves the nooks and crannies of his hometown the way George Pelecanos loves Washington."
The success of the story is the smooth confluence of familiar echoes washing up against the tensions of the time, all reverberating with a street-level sense of pressure.
A sharp critique of the contemporary American post-racial narrative. Morris does an especially lovely job of elevating the ordinary.
Morris uses historical figures and events, as well as a uniquely American city, as a backdrop for an intense cat-and-mouse game.
A vivid and entertaining expedition.--Loren D. Estleman
Real and beautifully complicated. By undermining these easy ideas about identity and inheritance, Morris asks us to look directly in the warped glass of time at our faces, and to enumerate the scars.
A jarring, challenging book that breaks a lot of rules from a writer already excitingly and powerfully in command of his craft.
Switching between Bledsoe and Doyle's perspectives allows for a crackling pace, and Mr. Morris clearly loves the nooks and crannies of his hometown the way George Pelecanos loves Washington.
Morris sees something heroic in these well-matched adversaries, both representative of a city the author loves and salutes. And of course, its great ball club.--Marilyn Stasio
A wonderfully atmospheric novel that captures time and place, an illumination of a pivotal point in history. Bill Morris is an exceptionally gifted and savvy writer. The comparison to Graham Greene is fully merited.--Nelson DeMille
The surprise return of his Vietnam veteran brother in the spring of 1967 gives Willie a chance to drive a load of smuggled guns to the Motor City - and make enough money to jump-start his stalled dream of writing his movement memoir. There, at Tiger Stadium on Opening Day of the 1968 baseball season - postponed two days in deference to the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Willie learns some terrifying news: the Detroit police are still investigating the last unsolved murder from the bloody, apocalyptic riot of the previous summer, and a white cop named Frank Doyle will not rest until the case is solved. And Willie is his prime suspect Bill Morris's rich and thrilling new novel sets Doyle's hunt amid the history of one of America's most tortured and fascinating cities, as Doyle and Willie struggle with Detroit's deep racial divide, with revenge and forgiveness - and with the realization that justice is rarely attainable, and rarely just.
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