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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Book Review — All That Man Is by David Szalay

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Why We Picked It

  • Fans of David Szalay
  • His ability to capture the ‘look and feel’ of present-day London
  • Interested to see how this work, comprised of short stories, compared to Szalay’s other recent writing

What We Thought

  • Excellent, not disappointed
  • Brutal realism that is at times tough to stomach, but never question whether the stories are plausible
  • Great cadence in his writing
  • Expands into a larger,...

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