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....:-)
I did not like the characters and felt that I could not relate to them. I don't know if it was due to stereotyping each of the characters, or due to lack of character development. The book was way to long and much of it seemed pointless, perhaps because the author rambled a lot through out it.
I finished the book, but I had to drag myself to the end! Not an entertaining book.
It's amazing that a book 30 years old could remain so relevant and even prescient. Bonfire has long been one of my favorite books. So, as a Super-Fan, I could hardly imagine how any book by Tom Wolfe could find room for improvement. Yet, this performance by Joe Barrett proves that even "perfect" has wiggle room. This audio is so entertaining, I've actually listened to it numerous times, much like one watches an iconic movie over and over through the years.
I listen to about 30 audiobooks a year and this is by far the best audiobook I've ever listened to.
Puts Tom Wolfe in an entire new light; he is surely one of our greatest authors.
A super performance by the narrator.
The ending is a bit disappointing but the plot is very solid overall.
I really hated the British joirnalist's accent. Very caricatural, sounded like he was drunk all the time.
Absolutely. Masterful writing, dry humor, the hours flew by.
Joe Barrett gave an amazing performance. Not just a reading but a 6 star performance. I am going to look for more books narrated by him.
It is incredible how current events of the past 13 months mirror this story from nearly 30 years ago.
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Really enjoyed the characters and story. The "Sherman" voice took some getting used to but I learned to appreciate it and others.