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    Book Reading Review

    With the intro of this new subforum, I figured I'd add a little content.

    Tuesday night I went to see Tom Wolfe read from his new book "I am Charlotte Simmons".

    It was incredible, on a number of levels. The first, I paid extra for a signed copy of the book and a good seat, so when he was reading he was only 15 ft from me and you could really see his face and expression. The second was how personable and charming he was, he described the chapter he was going to read and the characters then started reading, and would stop and explain the characters more. The final thing that was neat was that after the reading the moderator did an interview with him that was really good.

    I've started reading the book and am in 30-40 pages out of 600 and it looks good so far.

    And yes, even though it is December, he was wearing his signature white suit and two tone white and brown shoes.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Did he read his award winning sex scene passage?

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    I want to read the new Tom Wolfe next and now that the semester is over, I can start "The Island at the Center of the World" by Russell Shorto.

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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Tuesday night I went to see Tom Wolfe read from his new book "I am Charlotte Simmons".
    I heard a review of this book last week on NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Great review and sounds like a fun story! If I get a B&N gift card for Christmas, I am definitely buying this book!

    You were so lucky to see him in person!

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Did he read his award winning sex scene passage?
    No, but now you have my interest piqued. The portion he did read was hilarious. Anyone else ever hear the term "sexile" in university?

    sexile - what happens when your roomate needs to use your room and you get the boot. My interpretation.
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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    No, but now you have my interest piqued.[snip]
    Here's a linky: http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/art...373442,00.html

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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    sexile - what happens when your roomate needs to use your room and you get the boot. My interpretation.
    Been there before! lol great term!
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    Forgot a humourous quote. When asked if he used teh internet, Wolfe replied with "The internet is lot like knitting, except with knitting you have made something useful when you are done". Considering all of our specific addcition to it, i thought it funny.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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