- File Size: 836 KB
- Print Length: 325 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052HSWHY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,874,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bluff City Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The characters are well written, you either love 'em or hate 'em; there are good guys and bad guys and it's a toss up until the very end who exactly is going to win out. And even though this is one hell of a funny book, there is enough drama to put a knot in your gut during a few tense moments.
"Bluff City" pokes fun at more than a few southern traditions and sacred cows, but there is an underlying tone of affection for the city of Memphis and its musical contribution to the soul of America.
I loved every page, and am looking forward to Jay Busbee's next book in the fall.
If your looking to dissapear for a few hours and leave your higher brain functions behind, Bluff City is a great read. You'll be entertained with humor, whit and zannyness, long with some lighthearted poking at the south's seamier legacies.
The only things more over-the-top than the portrayal of the mid-south are the characters that come to life with Busbee's craftsmanship. Most of them are so crazy, you have trouble picturing them in the real world until you get sucked into theirs. By the half way point you understand their drive, and by the end you (sorta) understand their actions. But that's the point, you're not supposed to easily relate to most of the characters (and those who do relate probably don't read many books), but they're not ciphers - you develop a rooting interest in just about every character that gets a paragraph of development.
So let reality go, grab a sweet tea (or Long Island iced tea, probably) and head out to the porch for some afternoon and let Busbee plop you down in a fun-house-mirror Memphis for a few hours.
It is funny as hell. If someone else is in the room they will ask you what is so funny and why you are laughing out loud.
It is probably NOT the book you will be discussing at the church luncheon. But you may already know that.
If you've wondered what would happen if Carl Hiaasen or Dave Barry moved from Florida to Memphis, read this. Yes, Jay is that good.