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  • Luiz Eduardo Soares is the most insightful observer of Rio I have ever read. He had the unique combination of expert analysis, a compassionate gaze, and a gripping writing style. This is a book that will take its place among the great city chronicles of our time.

    Suketu Mehta
  • The picture built by Soares through first-hand tales of political corruption and Rio's drug gangs is almost guilt-inducingly compelling ... Soares's portrait of Brazil's byzantine corruption is as thrilling and depressing as The Wire

    Robert Collins, Spectator
  • A vibrant, incisive book on Rio, which challenges the tourist-brochure clichés ... A polyphonic portrayal of the Brazilian metropolis as seen through the eyes of its inhabitants

    Juanita Coulson, Lady
  • With months to go before it hosts the Olympics, the country is in chaos; the Rio 2016 infrastructure and political system is a mess. Luiz Edoardo Soares is well placed to explain and illustrate ... he casts a melancholic gaze at Brazil's most famous city ... Remarkable

    John Kampfner, Observer
  • A fascinating account... What makes this book different is that Soares has been a player himself, so we get an insider's account... Recommended, even if you are not going

    Paddy Kehoe, RTÉ Ten

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