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 time and lay young Tom Wolfe because of this book. I hope Tom Wolfe has gotten anybody he’s ever wanted – x-ray, lemon tart, girls with any shade of lipstick imaginable, men with impressive sternocleidom I hope Tom Wolfe has gotten so laid because of this book. There is a Dickensian sweep to The Bonfire of the Vanities. Wolfe overstuffs his plot with colorfully-named and memorable supporting characters, from Reverend Bacon, a Harlem activist (and seeming Al Sharpton stand-in), to Thomas Killian, a tough Irish lawyer who has forgotten more criminal law than all the fancy firms know combined.
So regularly is Tom Wolfe’s brash 1987 tome described as the quintessential novel of the 80s that you almost feel the phrase could be slapped on as a subtitle. But the ability to capture the decade isn’t the only measure of a writer’s ability, and like a hot-pink puffball dress, this story displays a blithe disregard for nuance. Sherman McCoy, known to himself as a Master of the Universe, is a millionaire bond trader at Wall Street’s Pierce and Pierce, where the roar of the trading floor resonate with his very gizzard. Wolfe revels in the rambunctious, seething world of 80s New York and brings to life in primary-colours prose a city fraught with racial tensions and steeped in ego. The contrasting worlds of McCoy and his victim, Henry Lamb, are vividly dramatised, if not with great subtlety: rich, white Park Avenue versus poor, black Bronx.
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Bonfire of the Vanities has made me a Tom Wolfe fan. It paints a truthful picture of late 20th Century morality. There are no heroes in this book. Wolfe is a genius of unmasking our oh-so-carefully constructed fictious lives. Bonfire of the Vanities, so aptly named, scorches the network of lies, deceit, and hubris that we dare to call "society. The under belly Wolfe exposes runs the gambit from the justice-free judicial system to corrupt civil rights activists, and the hipocracy of upper middle class elitism. A devastating, yet entertaining novel that will wake you from your smug confidence that "all is right with the world.
But with the 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, writer Tom Wolfe defined it. The author died of pneumonia Monday at a New York hospital. There were always rumors that some of it came from Tom Wolfe’s time on the famous fishbowl Solly trading floor with some of his conversations with the ‘Masters of the Universe,’ added Wolf. Tom Wolfe Bonfire of the Vanities 80’s book cover gnMuseum pi. witter.