Bonfire of the Vanities

(Part 2)

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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 ...Continua
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl è una serie tv adolescenziale ambientata nell'upper east side. Tutti i protagonisti sono ricchi rampolli ad eccezione di uno, che non sarà ricchissimo ma è comunque il figlio di un musicista (poco) grunge che gestisce una galleria d'arte...Continua
Brilliant
A very accurate portrait of the so called 'white shoe' top US law firms, and their changing values, contrasted with the life of a legal aid lawyer. plus a ripping yarn and a tale of New York in the early 90's with all its materialism and the oppress...Continua
You have to read this in English

Poor French translation, lengthy book anyway ... Not convinced.

What's the Point?
Prior to actually reading it, my understanding of Bonfire was that it's one of those "must reads" for any self proclaimed American bibliophile because it is a landmark piece of cultural satire. Now that I've read it I can say that in no way does this...Continua

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