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    Well. He wasn't in the same league as Faulkner and Cheever. Still fun. "Entertainment" was sorta spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    I was more into Clancy
    Hilarious....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Hilarious....
    It's not about me, but why is that hilarious. I know I was not alone.

    I think the 16 hours I spent reading The hunt for red October was the best weekend I ever spent alone I a recliner.

    and yes I read all of his work

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    See Steve's post.

    Notice no mention of Wolfe's work having been ghost written, franchised pap, video game spin offs etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    See Steve's post.

    Notice no mention of Wolfe's work having been ghost written, franchised pap, video game spin offs etc...
    I have read a few of the articles on Wolfe. Still a bit confused

    Were his bocks fiction or non fiction?
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    “Radical Chic & Mau Mauing the Flack Catcher”. Great look a white guilt driven liberalism of the late 60s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    “Radical Chic & Mau Mauing the Flack Catcher”..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post
    Were his bocks fiction or non fiction?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    For the fans of Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, check this movie out.



    All about Sand and the east coast gang in Millbrook that Kesey was attracted to like flies to sugar.
    hardly obscure. RIP

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    Saw "The Right Stuff" in the theatre when I was 6. It blew me away. I still want to be an astronaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Saw "The Right Stuff" in the theatre when I was 6. It blew me away. I still want to be an astronaut.
    young and impressionable, I think we all fell in love with Donnie
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    Strangely, I just started reading "The Right Stuff" last week. Kind of strange I'd never read It before. Did see the movie when it came out.

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    RIP Tom Wolfe

    ^^^I may read it again, I loved it. I love the movie too.
    I like Bonfire as well, I think the movie missed the mark, but I read an interview with DePalma and he said that he read the book aloud with the cast, and they thought it was a comedy.
    I was living in New York at the time and I think the book captured that time very well. I didn’t read it as an installment, as many people did. It’s seems to me he cleaned up or rushed the ending chapter just so he could get it out of the way before the installment deadline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Yes.
    haha. He was damn fine at both

    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    . . . they thought it was a comedy..
    it is a satirical black comedy, no?

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    Well. He wasn't in the same league as Faulkner and Cheever.
    Begs the definition of "same league." IMO, Wolfe is right in there, but it's apples vs. oranges, i.e., New Journalism vs. Faulkner's southern gothic style (BTW, add Flannery O'Connor to the list of great American authors) -- and Cheever's best works were short stories. Time will judge Wolfe, IMO the greatest New Journalist author, against Mark Twain, the standard by which all American authors are, have been and always will be judged, and who planted the seeds of New Journalism style.

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    i read Bonfires of the vanities when it came out and I was basically a kid. I think I will go through it again. I keep on saying that about Thomas Mann and the Magic Mountain...

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    it is a satirical black comedy, no?
    Yes, I guess. It was a Fresh Air interview, IIR, and he was responding to the criticisms about the movie, and defending it that way. People thought it was miscast, etc. I think he just missed a little on the movie. I do think Griffiths got the "Shurmun" pronunciation right though.
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    Oh, I agree that the movie was subpar, unlike the book, which will almost certainly survive the test of time.

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