The Bonfire of the Vanities
Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. He has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment and a Southern mistress. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down.
The Bonfire of the Vanities is a caustic satire on the money-feverish Eighties. This exuberant novel cemented Wolfe's reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing
I first read this novel just weeks after its initial publication in 1988 and thought it was spellbinding then. Twenty-eight years on it has lost none of its power to enthral. Like Thackeray's "Vanity ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
A thrilling ride into the underworlds of New York City. Wolfe loves to chronicle the twists of Fate that can turn a winner into a loser, and make us laugh along the way down the spiralling vortex of doom. Read full review