For many years The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe’s satirical novel about race and money in New York City, has been called the definitive novel of the 1980s. It was a smash hit upon publication in 1987 and earned Wolfe, already known for his nonfiction books The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, raves. But … More Is The Bonfire of the Vanities a Garbage Novel?
Last year, I sat down and collected a list of classics I haven’t read as well as some of the most critically acclaimed novels of the 20th century. It started as a curiosity but ended up a sort of bucket list. Not a project for me to work on right now, but something to keep … More My Book Bucket List: Things to Read Before You Die