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Bonfire of the Vanities is probably the official XO novel (2 total in March)

Not really much else to say. It basically described every th...
CharlesXII
  03/14/19
The Crumbs scene where Sherman tries to explain bond trading...
British Upgrade
  03/15/19
brutal sick neg by his cunt wife
Judas Jones
  03/15/19
That, and all the descriptions of the Bronx county courthous...
CharlesXII
  03/15/19
cr http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4194392&...
Dr. Cool
  03/14/19
hair loss anxiety/rationalization.
slimp
  03/14/19
cool man been thinking about reading it
Don Kihote
  03/14/19
its a good book. people sneered at it as recent as ten years...
Cogsworth
  03/14/19
"Ith tho offenthive."
CharlesXII
  03/14/19
loved it
bowlcut autist
  03/14/19
it's good
tony weather
  03/14/19
Also, for those who read is within the past few years, anybo...
CharlesXII
  03/14/19
Man in Full Is good as well, set mostly in 90s Georgia. ...
N904PD
  03/14/19
just ordered a man in full. is it basically the same themes/...
.,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.
  03/15/19
There’s an xo stoic angle that I don’t think has...
N904PD
  03/15/19
It’s even longer than Bonfire. If it’s so simila...
CharlesXII
  03/15/19
i really enjoyed bonfire. total page turner. alternatively t...
.,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.
  03/15/19
Bonfire was an awesome read but bluntly I only have so much ...
CharlesXII
  03/15/19
fair enough i don't have anything on my list and its been li...
.,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.
  03/15/19
90s nostalgia? Also, enjoy this preview: https://bit.ly/2...
N904PD
  03/15/19
read bonfire in HS, a man in full, the right stuff, charlott...
Slime Wall Climber
  03/15/19
explain the getting laid part. the book is sitting on my she...
Chaucer
  03/15/19
Honestly man in full is a better book (and I loved Bonfire) ...
Sporting Events
  03/15/19
Just ordered off Amazon with 1-click. Fuck GC.
Sir Incelot
  03/14/19
Was tom Wolfe alt right
.,.,.,.,.,.,...,..,..,...,...,..,..,.,..
  03/15/19
paleocon
alt.fan.unabomber
  03/15/19
he was a white supremacist in that he thought white was the ...
Thud Butt
  03/15/19
Reading via google book preview rn. Just lol at how “r...
.,.,.,.,.,.,...,..,..,...,...,..,..,.,..
  03/15/19
INSULATION also lol at noobs who can't find pdfs
acoustic thugicide
  03/15/19
I liked the writing but it was long as fuck and couldn't mot...
..............;...................
  03/15/19
Chuck, I agree with your sentiments above and would MOVE ALO...
End Road Work
  03/15/19
Yeah, Charlotte Simmons was badly written. Loved Bonfire tho...
Judas Jones
  03/15/19
Charlotte Simmons is a flawed gem. Poorly written and cringe...
Sporting Events
  03/15/19
...
hbs bro
  03/15/19
ITT Fulano pretends to be much younger
acoustic thugicide
  03/15/19
You know there is a movie version with Morgan freeman, tom H...
.,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,....,:,..,:.:.,:.::,
  03/15/19
It's terrible
Judas Jones
  03/15/19
There’s a whole book about what a disaster it is
The Macho PE Alpha that Dripped Carried Interest
  03/15/19
Lib reviewers tore it up, but it’s actually not a bad ...
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  03/15/19
I've been hocking Tom Wolfe on here for ages. Back to Blood ...
Chaucer
  03/15/19
People shit on it but it sticks with you. All his novels do.
Sporting Events
  03/16/19
wow. will have to read
TRUMPdog Billionaire
  03/15/19
...
CharlesXII
  03/18/19


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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:37 PM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

Not really much else to say. It basically described every theme XO harps on but 30 years in advance: GloCap, shrews, slimeball journalists, and deranged libs. It even had some bodybuilding elements. Absolutely could not be written today.

Besides that, I found it was a really well-written and compelling novel with a distinct style. It's funny, and Wolfe clearly has empathy in its most genuine form, the ability to imagine what other people are thinking and feeling. As a result you end up sympathetic even to a lot of genuinely odious people in the book.

Anyway everybody on zozo should read it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933350)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:13 AM
Author: British Upgrade

The Crumbs scene where Sherman tries to explain bond trading to his 7-year-old daughter is worth the price of the book by itself.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935288)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:18 AM
Author: Judas Jones

brutal sick neg by his cunt wife

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935306)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:04 AM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

That, and all the descriptions of the Bronx county courthouse as a Gibraltar of civilization in the wastes of the Bronx.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935796)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:38 PM
Author: Dr. Cool

cr

http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4194392&mc=9&forum_id=2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933355)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:39 PM
Author: slimp

hair loss anxiety/rationalization.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933359)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:40 PM
Author: Don Kihote

cool man been thinking about reading it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933365)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:40 PM
Author: Cogsworth

its a good book. people sneered at it as recent as ten years ago. glad you liked it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933368)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:47 PM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

"Ith tho offenthive."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933424)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:41 PM
Author: bowlcut autist

loved it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933378)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 10:45 PM
Author: tony weather

it's good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933411)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 11:04 PM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

Also, for those who read is within the past few years, anybody think of the "biglawyers vanishing into kickboxing underworld" thread with the way McCoy's story ended?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933577)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 11:09 PM
Author: N904PD

Man in Full Is good as well, set mostly in 90s Georgia.

Charlotte Simmons is not that great, but looks better over time as colleges continue to hit rock bottom.

Back to Blood was unreadable, and had terrible characters.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933628)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:16 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


just ordered a man in full. is it basically the same themes/structure with different characters?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934496)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:22 AM
Author: N904PD

There’s an xo stoic angle that I don’t think has an equivalence in Bonfire. There’s also a working class character who basically gets fucked by an Amazon style warehouse. But otherwise similar themes.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934520)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:26 AM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

It’s even longer than Bonfire. If it’s so similar, any particular reason to read it?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934539)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:31 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


i really enjoyed bonfire. total page turner. alternatively thrilling and laugh riot. It's been a long time, and I want more. I see the length as a feature.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934570)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:38 AM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)

Bonfire was an awesome read but bluntly I only have so much time and I have a lot of books I want to read so if I’m gonna commit to a 600+ page novel it has better be really special.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934593)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:43 AM
Author: .,.,,..,.,,.,.,:,,:,..,,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::,.


fair enough i don't have anything on my list and its been like 8 years since bonfire for me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934610)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:35 AM
Author: N904PD

90s nostalgia? Also, enjoy this preview:

https://bit.ly/2FewLFw

I’d read Charlotte Simmons before man in full if you want a different experience. Bonfire is definitely the tightest - I definitely skimmed more of the later novels.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934586)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 2:34 AM
Author: Slime Wall Climber

read bonfire in HS, a man in full, the right stuff, charlotte simmons later.

i don't think charlotte simmons is worth reading.

ps. only book i've ever read though that directly contributed to me getting laid that night.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934734)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 8:41 PM
Author: Chaucer

explain the getting laid part. the book is sitting on my shelf.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37938780)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:07 AM
Author: Sporting Events

Honestly man in full is a better book (and I loved Bonfire) though it kind of takes a nosedive toward the end. The themes it explores are different from Bonfire, only related in that they're both about the neuroses and insanities of the modern world.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935270)



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Date: March 14th, 2019 11:15 PM
Author: Sir Incelot

Just ordered off Amazon with 1-click.

Fuck GC.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37933669)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 12:32 AM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,.,...,..,..,...,...,..,..,.,..


Was tom Wolfe alt right

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934220)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:35 AM
Author: alt.fan.unabomber

paleocon

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934585)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:49 AM
Author: Thud Butt

he was a white supremacist in that he thought white was the best color for clothes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37936074)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 12:37 AM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,.,...,..,..,...,...,..,..,.,..


Reading via google book preview rn. Just lol at how “racist” the first 5 pages are.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934256)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:02 AM
Author: acoustic thugicide (🐅)

INSULATION

also lol at noobs who can't find pdfs

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934415)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:30 AM
Author: ..............;...................


I liked the writing but it was long as fuck and couldn't motivate myself to get through it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934558)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 1:51 AM
Author: End Road Work

Chuck, I agree with your sentiments above and would MOVE ALONG. Man in full is a good read but you've experienced Wolfe already and it doesn't get better.

I read Charlotte Simmons either in college or shortly thereafter and it was incredibly cringe worthy throughout. Parts were so painful I'm embarrassed to say I had to self medicate and it took all the strength I had in me to finish it.

But it might be interesting to read it with that in mind. It really touches on a lot of Xo tropes that bonfire missed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37934635)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 8:13 AM
Author: Judas Jones

Yeah, Charlotte Simmons was badly written. Loved Bonfire though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935130)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:10 AM
Author: Sporting Events

Charlotte Simmons is a flawed gem. Poorly written and cringeworthy in parts, but there's nothing else quite like it as far as charting the absurdity of modern university life. It also has the most expansive discourses on Chad theory you'll find anywhere.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935280)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 8:55 PM
Author: hbs bro



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37938861)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:03 PM
Author: acoustic thugicide (🐅)

ITT Fulano pretends to be much younger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37939491)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 8:23 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,....,:,..,:.:.,:.::,


You know there is a movie version with Morgan freeman, tom Hanks, and Bruce Willis, rigot? It’s actually pretty good.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935151)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:10 AM
Author: Judas Jones

It's terrible

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935277)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:04 AM
Author: The Macho PE Alpha that Dripped Carried Interest (Spaceporn likes to SQUANCH SQUANCH)

There’s a whole book about what a disaster it is

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37935799)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:46 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,....,:,..,:.:.,:.::,


Lib reviewers tore it up, but it’s actually not a bad movie

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37936056)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 9:01 PM
Author: Chaucer

I've been hocking Tom Wolfe on here for ages. Back to Blood is 180 and the best novel.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37938886)



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Date: March 16th, 2019 12:06 AM
Author: Sporting Events

People shit on it but it sticks with you. All his novels do.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37939772)



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Date: March 15th, 2019 11:14 PM
Author: TRUMPdog Billionaire (Dr. Thunder)

wow. will have to read

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37939544)



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Date: March 18th, 2019 8:58 PM
Author: CharlesXII (CharlesXII)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4221099&forum_id=2#37952415)