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Good old Chicago style politics. The author captures the machinations of the characters who run a city the olf fashioned political way.Published 24 months ago by Sops
Interesting story of Chicago politics and corruption that is nearly as real as the current game played by the machine today.Published on June 28, 2013 by Eugene M. Long,Jr.,M.D
Scott Simon's characters are so much like what Chicago politicians have proven to be through the years, that the story could actually be real. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Theresa A. Prater
The story line is good Chicago fun but the writing belabors every element. Over description becomes a distraction and drugery to read. Editorial staff really dropped the ball here. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by seattle_sunshine
Windy City takes place over a 3 day period, following Alderman Roopini, the Vice-Mayor, from the time the Mayor is found dead until the council's election of a new interim mayor. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by D. C. Palter
Scott Simon has created a bit of a roman a clef with WINDY CITY. Beloved African-American mayor dies face down in the remnants of his prosciutto and artichoke pizza. Read morePublished on April 10, 2011 by Jim Tenuto
I will say that the book got off to a good start--the murder of the mayor of Chicago. Quite an interesting way to begin. Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by Loves to Read
Although there is a murder involved this is not really a crime book. It follows the acting interim mayor for a few days as he works hard trying to herd cats and keep his fellow... Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by Bonner '62
Who knew that Scott Simon was anything but a pretty face on the radio?
Who knew that Chicago politics could be, well, a good read? Read more