I finally got around to reading a couple of books by Tom Wolfe. After fifteen years of haunting books stores and thrift shops, I was no stranger to the site of the Tom Wolfe books and their enormous spines and daunting page counts. I wish I hadn’t waited so long.
So far, I’ve only read A Man in Full and The Bonfire of the Vanities, but at this point I know I’ll read every word he wrote. Above all, his tales of high finance, drugs, powerful (and pitiful) men, and family dramas are hilarious. He’s a lively writer, and nobody does dialogue better.
So if you’re looking for a place to start, here’s the Tom Wolfe bibliography. I’ll get full reviews up in other posts, then this post will link out to them.
I am Charlotte Simmons
A Man in Full
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Right Stuff
The Purple Decades
From Bauhaus to Our House
In Our Time
Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter and Vine
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Pump-House Gang
The Kandy-Colored, Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Also, I like his suits.