I usually enjoy Tom Wolfe. I remember reading The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test when I was in junior high and thinking something akin to “far out.” I loved I Am Charlotte Simmons, especially Wolfe’s extraordinary detailed characters and complete mastery of the word fuck.
I never got around to reviewing I Am Charlotte Simmons but Ben Casnocha did today. Ben is a recent high school graduate, a close friend, and an amazingly articulate guy. His review of the book was as good as the book. If you are in high school, recently started college, or a parent of either of the preceding categories of kids, this is likely to be a wildly interesting book for you to read. If you simply love the incredible characters and storytelling of Tom Wolfe when he’s really on, you’ll also love it.