A caricature is a funny thing. Oversized eyes, jutting chins and overstated expressions somehow come together to make a clear image of someone. The cartoonish exaggerations take every trait to the extreme to make the artist’s point clear. Yet if everyone in the sketch but one has these extreme features blaring out…
I read because books have a power offered by little else. Don’t underestimate their ability to create not only their own worlds but also paths through the confusing, unrelenting tale of reality. Reading has given me so much more than I could have imagined when I picked up Green Eggs and Ham for the first time.
It is stunning, what some people can do with words. Tom Wolfe makes that clear in Bonfire of the Vanities, using his talent to create a beautiful, stunning, and bluntly true portrayal of 1980s New York City. It was this striking combination of his writing style and honesty about the insanity that is today’s society that certainly unsettled me.