Thursday October 15, 2015

Should I Read It? Becky Toyne on City on Fire

(Courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada)

Listen 8:43

Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne is back with "Should I Read It". Today she reviews one of the most buzzed-about books of the season: "City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg. It's a mammoth nine-hundred page portrait of interlocking lives in the dark days of a bygone era of New York City. Set in 1976 and 1977, this is a tale of punk rockers, plutocrats, and aspiring novelists with a back-drop of urban decay. Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne joins Brent to answer the big question: should you read it? We have two copies of "City on Fire" to give away. To be entered in our random draw, send an email to with the word FIRE in the subject line. Be sure to include your mailing address. We'll pick two winners at random before next week's show.