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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Famous Authors, Bad Sex, and College Life...

Tom Wolfe's latest work, I Am Charlotte Simmons, portrays contemporary college life as seen through the eyes of a naive country girl. Wolfe, as you may know, is famous for his "social observation" novels, like Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. These links provide reviews of this latest campus-based novel, which is available in the library's reading room--
Publishers Weekly
New York Times
It's easy to find book reviews using databases like InfoTrac--simply look for the title and add the word "review" to your search, as in "charlotte simmons and review".

Now, about the sex....Wolfe and Charlotte were recently awarded the Bad Sex Award, a British "prize" given to the worst descriptions of intimate relations, recognizing "crude and tasteless" depictions in published literature.


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