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The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe
The Bonfire of the Vanities
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553381344 (0553381342)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 639
Edition language: English
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
0.0 The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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.
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Against the idea of host culture
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 ...
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it
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...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 The Bonfire of the Vanities
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...
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha rated it
0.0
This is one I remember reading with a reading group yet have only the vaguest memories of the actual contents of the book.
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