Tom Wolfe can write a damn sentence! And although this tale of hubris has a devastating bite, it is a book in search of an ending. The narrator is one of the best I've heard, switching from character to character with ease.
It's a very good listen, just don't expect a WOW ending.
I got this book because I recognized the title as a perceived classic. Maybe it is a statement of the author's wtiting prowess that I found the characters so annoying. However I kept wondering if this would ever end. I really had to force myself to finish. I don't think I'll be picking up any more Tom Wolfe stories anytime soon.
The story was intriguing but I have to say that the narration by Joe Barrett pushed the audio version of the book to exceptional! I would listen to other books narrated by him just to hear his rendition.
This is a great audio performance. The reader does a fantastic job portraying different voices for each character. This is the best book I've ever listen to or ever read. The main story with its characters can be played out in todays news.
Excellent story about class and race relations. The issues are amazingly applicable, even 30 years after it was written. Wolfe is witty and comical, so the heavy subject matter is lightened perfectly. Highly recommended.
Find the melding of a story written by a Master craftsman...who's able to integrate his Southern roots into the daintiness of the story line....Sherman, Marshall, the RELee statue, the foxy chic, while not being intimidated by New Yorkers...A shame the movie didn't master the story the same way. Oh and the Brit....PERFECTO!!!
Marshall-great accessory....really a dachshund? Perfect visual for a accomplice to an affair....haha, Tom you are really a humorist. Love it.
The dinner party...and the short hand to describe the x-rays...especially the description of how the one x-ray's ass had disappeared....
"The Bond of NY"
Loved the language....because it made the visual....a white woman and brown lipstick living in the Bronx....and what does one think of when hearing about a woman's lips? Especially wrapped in brown lipstick? Oh Tom you jokester....:-)