The Bonfire of the Vanities
Publish date: July 1st 2009
Publisher: Findaway World
Edition language: English
DNF I listened to a couple of chapters and wasn't interested. The annoying narrator did not help. There is no way I could listen to hours of this.
At the time I read this book I was very ignorant about the politics of race in the USA, and reading it introduced me to my whiteness; it thoroughly decentred me and I never thought of myself as the universal again. Subsequently I tried to read some of Wolfe's work on politics and architecture and I ...
I hope Tom Wolfe has gotten so laid because of this book. I hope women have put down this book, thrown on some lingerie, and walked over to his apartment – unless Wolfe is gay, in which case, I hope men have done the lingerie thing. I hope women (or men) invented a time machine to travel back in t...
this is a great work! I used to live in a Park Avenue apartment like Sherman McCoy and I can report, this is exactly how it is. when you're sitting up there in your aerie's nest up in the clouds and all those filthy city people are demonstrating 50 stories below, believe me nothing feels better than...
This is one I remember reading with a reading group yet have only the vaguest memories of the actual contents of the book.