Book Review — ‘I am Charlotte Simmons‘ by Tom Wolfe

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Why We Picked It

  • It’s Tom Wolfe…that’s enough for us!
  • In a series of unrelated, but timely events, we purchased a copy of the book at an early spring yard sale several months ago and recently set it out on our nightstand while moving a few books around. Lo-and-behold, the next week, we learned of Tom Wolfe’s untimely passing literally upon entering the bedroom and looked up to find the book staring...

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Joseph Conrad and a Visit to Forum Auctions in London

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The Works of Joseph Conrad, Medallion Edition; published 1925–1928 (21 vols)

What happens when you live in New York, but you buy The Works of Joseph Conrad (Medallion Edition), consisting of 21 beautiful volumes (and weighing over fifty pounds) at an online auction hosted by London-based Forum Auctions? You go to London, walk four miles along the Thames to Forum’s office and carry them right back...

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