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To: elhombrelibre

I LOVE that book. I’ve been meaning to reread it since it first came out. Tom Wolfe, of course, went through the ‘70s & ‘80s in outta-control NYC and wrote that wonderful book with a poison pen!


30 posted on 03/26/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

It is a great one, and the audio book is fantastic too. If you don’t want to buy the audio one, I’d bet you can get it from a library.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 4:51:17 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: miss marmelstein; elhombrelibre
I read that book when it first came out. It was a New York Times best-seller for months, but I kind of found it disappointing. Tom Wolfe is a great writer, but he really made his name writing non-fiction (I believe Bonfire of the Vanities was his first novel). Bonfire so closely followed the script of what was going in in New York City at the time that it came across as a non-fiction work ... which made its ending pretty predictable, in my opinion.
45 posted on 03/26/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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