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My ten great books #10: Foucault's Pendulum

When a novel has been a part of your life for over twenty years, your feelings for it tend to trace the same ups and downs as those of any other friendship. 624 more words


Nicholas Sand… and the LSD stories he never got around to telling us

Extraordinary to see a sympathetic obituary of Nicholas Sand in a mainstream British news outlet. Once upon a time he was public enemy number one. OK, maybe not number one. 791 more words

Hear Me Roar

I Am Charlotte Simmons
Tom Wolfe

Readers of the last post should have seen this coming.

Before the sociologists got to the subject of campus sex, the novelists had gotten there first.  1,260 more words


Repost-From The New Atlantis: 'Love In The Age Of Neuroscience'

Our authors took a look at Tom Wolfe’s then new novel: ‘I Am Charlotte Simmons:’


‘I Am Charlotte Simmons’ is an indictment of the primary centers of higher education in America today.

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Public Debate

Book Review: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

The best books capture a piece of the world while pickling and preserving it within the brine of the author’s experience. Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities works beautifully around this ad-hoc literary theory. 199 more words

Book Review

Brand awareness

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed that Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and one of my personal heroes, has been popping up a lot in the press. 1,166 more words


Book: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

I saw more than one places that this is the book that you really should read before you are thirty. I realized I had it so I gave it a chance. 409 more words