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Title : Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
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ISBN : 9780593075029
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami Reviews

  • Barbara
    2019-02-23 15:18

    I really wanted to love this book. I lived in the Miami area for many years. I used to drive/walk past the Mutiny often. I know the background a little, but I just found the style of writing did not capture me. I may try again, but at this time I cannot complete it. I did watch the whole Cocaine Cowboys on Netflix and it was engaging, so I thought this would be too, especially as a reader.

  • DP Lyle
    2019-02-21 16:20

    Miami. The jewel of the Sunshine State. The playground of the rich and famous. The city that cocaine built. The one-time murder capital of the US.Hotel Scarface is the story of Miami in the 1970s and 80s. It was a time of redevelopment and growth, in no small part due to the influx of cocaine money. It was a time of decadence, crime, and insanity. It was a time of drug importers and sellers, movie stars and politicians, cops, some dedicated, others corrupt, lavish hotels with even more lavish parties, hookers, hangers on, killers, and those who made the city move. It was a time of debauchery and murder. It was Miami.This story is an amazing reliving of Miami during its most turbulent time period. You will need a scorecard to keep up with all the players, and the many moving parts, but you will meet so many people that are indeed bigger than life. Hotel Scarface is well written and documents the events that not only built modern Miami, but lead to the movie Scarface and the popular TV series Miami Vice. You will be mesmerized by this story. And ask yourself many times—-Is this really true? It is. Highly recommended.DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Jake Longly, Samantha Cody, and Dub Walker thriller series

  • Maja Lisa
    2019-02-13 14:28

    Cocaine was being promoted as the Dom Perignon of illegal narcotics: non-habit forming, mind opening, invigorating, high-class. No less than Thomas Edison thought best under its influence, and Sigmund Freud wrote poems about it…Everyone wanted to try cocaine. I never thought I’d know so much about cocaine! Farzad put extensive research into this research about Miami in the 70s and 80s and the characters that shaped a city. While this book is character and fact heavy, it remains accessible and reads more like an interesting novel. New readers should get ready to read about Hollywood actors, models, rock stars, assassins, and orgies. Never a dull moment.Many thanks to Roben Farzad and Bantam Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lynndell
    2019-02-09 17:27

    Thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the opportunity to read and review Hotel Scarface by Roben Farzad. This nonfiction account of 1970’s-1990’s Miami begins with action. The book continues, highlighting certain characters of the time and tells everything honestly and boldly. I became overwhelmed with the money, drugs, violence and human degradation as I continued to read. It’s difficult to comprehend that this is reality and people’s lives. The notes at the end of the book state that a remake of Scarface will take place in 2017. The whole time I was reading this book, I visualized the original Scarface movie. 4 stars for a true account of crime in Miami!

  • Jen
    2019-02-09 15:14

    Hotel Scarface is a fascinating book of facts that reads like a Hollywood movie. The entire time reading, I was playing scenes of Scarface, The Godfather, Wolf of Wallstreet, and Good Fellas in my mind. While I had a little bit of knowledge of the cocaine hustle in Miami, I had no idea how much I actually didn't know. This book is chock full of facts, names, places, arrests, you name it. At times it was a little hard to follow and remember who was who, but Hotel Scarface was a fascinating read, nonetheless. It's hard to believe this was true life for the people involved. Thank you to Berkley Publishing and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Joseph Carano
    2019-02-09 15:21

    Wm myself a ARC of this offering in a Goodreads give away. A great piece of investigative journalism into the cocaine distribution industry in southern Florida during the seventies, this book brings the television series Miami Vice to life. It bring the reader up close to the dealers, hit men, and the hanger ons, including celebrities, who defined the era. The story concentrates on the epicenter of the cocaine port of the United States, the Mutiny club on Sailboat bay, and goes on to describe the lavish party life styles of the men and women involved. This one very entertaining expose.

  • Jay Williams
    2019-02-11 17:09

    This is an excellent historical summary written in an active prose that reads like a novel. The first thing I did after finishing the book was to re-watch "Scarface." The style of writing provides a great deal of information without becoming dry. The descriptions of the Coconut Grove area are accurate and detailed. In addition to being extremely entertaining, the book can serve as a reference to an interesting and strange time in the history of the United States.

  • Ryan Sholin
    2019-02-08 18:19

    Thoroughly enjoyed Roben’s sprawling, detailed, page-turning history of Miami’s cocaine culture, viewed through the portal of one amazing space in the Grove. It’s a strange feeling to read it now and wonder what sort of people, drugs, and money were constantly flowing around us while we grew up in South Florida.

  • Anton Nelson
    2019-02-12 16:16

    Interesting history of the hotel, and by extension some of the characters, behind the Miami drugs scheme in the 70s/80s

  • Lisa
    2019-02-09 12:10

    *Thanks go out to GoodReads and to Berkley Publishing for sending an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*I always enjoy works that make me want to conduct further research on historical events. This book did just that. I was about three or four years old when all the events in this book began to take place and I thought the author did a great job of painting a picture of that time, place, and characters.I do agree with another reviewer who noted that, at times, it was difficult to follow some of the characters. Overall this work held my attention and inspired me to want to read other books surrounding the "Cocaine Cowboy" days of Miami.

  • Louis
    2019-02-08 20:25

    Roben Farzad’s Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami is the story of the rise and fall of the so-called Cocaine Cowboys, from their origins to the successful prosecutions. The cocaine trade permeated many layers of Miami including in politics and business and also brought violence and corruption. The entertainment industry, with shows such as Miami Vice was both influenced by the “Cocaine Cowboys” but also ended up influencing them as well. Although the lasting impact may not be fully known, it is clear that this marked a dark chapter in the history of Miami, as well as the world in general.