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October 9, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Burlington, IA 52601
The Bonfire of the Vanities
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read the movie club: The Bonfire of the Vanities

Monday, October 9, 2017

Each month the library talks about a popular book then watches the film adaptation! Books are available to check out at the Customer Service Desk at the beginning of each month! Check the Monday morning schedule to know when to meet up! The Bonfire of the Vanities is a satirical novel by Tom Wolfe. The drama is about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on three main characters: WASP bond trader, Jewish assistant district attorney, and British expatriate journalist. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. It has often been called the quintessential novel of the 1980s. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) is 2 hours and 5 minutes and stars Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith.