The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my second reading of this book - the first was in 1989. It is every bit as potent and instructive today. Wolfe has so many clever outcomes for the opportunists ( in his story)who use the central tragedy of this perfect storm of blundering humanity to serve their own needs. Wolfe uses these outcomes like a tool of great precision in the giant sad picture he crafts. I think there is so much to be learned about human nature in this book. Read it!
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