The Bonfire of the Vanities
Tom Wolfe’s modern American satire tells the story of Sherman McCoy, a Wall Street “Master of the Universe” who has it all — a Park Avenue apartment, a job that brings wealth, power and prestige, a beautiful wife, an even more beautiful mistress. Suddenly, one wrong turn makes it all go wrong,... show more
Tom Wolfe’s modern American satire tells the story of Sherman McCoy, a Wall Street “Master of the Universe” who has it all — a Park Avenue apartment, a job that brings wealth, power and prestige, a beautiful wife, an even more beautiful mistress. Suddenly, one wrong turn makes it all go wrong, and Sherman spirals downward in a sudden fall from grace that sucks him into the ravenous heart of a New York City gone mad during the go-go, racially turbulent, socially hilarious 1980s.
Publish date: October 30th 2001
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 639
Edition language: English
Dieser Tom Wolfe kann wirklich gut erzählen und ich bin froh, dass ich mit einem Goodreads Lesefreund dieses Buchprojekt letztendlich in Angriff genommen habe. Das ist der dritte Roman des Schriftstellers und so begeistert war ich noch nie. Im Prinzip ist dem Autor ein grandioses Sittenbild des Ne...
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...