I Am Charlotte Simmons
Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Random House Uk Ltd
Pages no: 771
Edition language: English
Execrable. Tom Wolfe has become a grumpy old man worried about coed bathrooms. He's rather bothered by what the kids these days are up to, with their loud music and long hair.
I like to think of Tom Wolfe doing his research at the University of Michigan, bar-crawling in his double-breasted suit. Some reviews give this book a hard time about using stereotyped characters, but I think part of the point of the book is how college students stereotype themselves and put themsel...
Weird story, typical of Wolfe, but I gotta give the old guy an extra star for the research he did among young people to give this story authenticity!
Full disclosure, I was a student at Duke when this book came out (this book takes place at a very thinly veiled version of the school). Everyone was talking about it, and I actually read (tried to read actually) this for a class back in '05.Having said that, I despise this book. This man wouldn't kn...
As overwrought as this book is, it contains exciting glimpses of the modern college experience. Despite the fundementally unappealing portrayl, I felt proud to point out the parts of my "glory days" that I recognized on the page. Perhaps even more poignant were the glimpses of the painful trial by...
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