"A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by
the lapels and won''t let you go."--The New York Times Book
"The Bonfire of the Vanities chronicles the collapse of
a Wall Street bond trader, and examines a world in which fortunes
are made and lost at the blink of a computer screen. . . .
Wolfe''s subject couldn''t be more topical: New Yorkers''
relentless pursuit and flaunting of wealth, and the fury it evokes
in the have-nots."--USA Today
"A superb human comedy and the first novel ever to get
contemporary New York, in all its arrogance and shame and
heterogeneity and insularity, exactly right."--The Washington
Post Book World
"A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy."--The New
"More than a tour de force."--Time