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PRAISE FOR TOM WOLFE:
Bonfire of the Vanities (1987):
"A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won't let go."―New York Times Book Review
"A superb human comedy and the first novel ever to get contemporary New York, in all its arrogance and shame and heterogeneity and insularity, exactly right."―Washington Post Book World
A Man in Full (1998):
"The novel contains passages as powerful and as beautiful as anything written--not merely by contemporary American novelists but by any American novelist....The book is as funny as anything Wolfe has ever written; at the same time it is also deeply, strangely affecting."―New York Times Book Review
I Am Charlotte Simmons (2004):
"Wolfe is one of the greatest literary stylists and social observers of our much observed postmodern era....A rich, wise, absorbing, and irresistible novel."―Lev Grossman, Time
"Wolfe's dialogue is some of the finest in literature, not just fast but deep. He hears the cacophony of our modern lives."―Los Angeles Times
"Brilliant...I couldn't stop reading it....Tom Wolfe can make words dance and sing and perform circus tricks, he can make the reader sigh with pleasure."―Michael Dirda, Washington Post
Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such bestselling contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.
You can not beat Tom Wolfe! He is eccentric but he sure can write! :)Published 15 months ago by Justin Watkins
I love Tom Wolfe's novels but as an Englishwoman living in Canada, I'm a bit taken aback by his portrayal of contemporary American society(See my review on "I am Charlotte... Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2012 by julov