A book that big usually goes in one of two directions; boooooring or intriguing!
This book went down the middle path.
It covers the history of the larger than life city, New York, in a mere 350 pages, giving some periods more space than others.
It was never too slow or overly dramatic, but it told the story of the people of New York without telling too much.
When I bought it, I didn't really know what to expect. Maybe that it would be
a little too historic, but it wasn't. it kinda left me with the feeling that I had been reading about
real people, but not in the 'reality'-world sense we know from tv!