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If you could sum up Motor City Burning in three words, what would they be?
Our Boomer Adolescence
Who was your favorite character and why?
Both the main characters, Bledsoe and Doyle, were favorites. However, all the characters were truly well drawn
What about Richard Small’s performance did you like?
I thought Mr. Small did a great job except for his mispronouncing Mickey Lolich's name. The name was in the story a few places and it was jarring to hear it pronounced in such an unfamiliar way - it detracted from what was a wonderful performance
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The truth that walked the path between white and black Detroit.
Any additional comments?
I was sixteen the summer of the 67' riots. We lived in a mixed area a few miles north of Detroit. The book brought back a flood of memories about the reaction from our neighbors, both white and black to what was going on a few miles from our door steps. The book also follows the fortunes of the 1968 Tigers. That was such a big deal for those of us who were (and are) Tiger fans. It also took me back to the general opinion of our black neighbors that cheered for St. Louis because they felt the Tigers organization was racist. That was a shock to me at the time and made me understand we may have lived in the same place, but we didn't all share the same world view. The book was a thoroughly enjoyable listen. I will be looking for other Bill Morris books.