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The Pump House Gang by Tom Wolfe
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Aug 16, 08

bookshelves: short-stories, non-fiction, cultural-studies
Recommended for: die-hard Tom Wolfe fans
Read in February, 2007

My edition is way older than this, but this was the only one with a picture. The previous owner unfortunately underlined heavily and inserted helpful margin comments throughout ("GREAT!!!!!"). I read this book, along with basically the entire Tom Wolfe ouevre (excluding things I had already read or had of yet to be published) my freshman year of college, I decided to re-read it mostly I guess because the title vignette is about La Jolla in the '60s. Unfortunately, it doesn't really hold up to re-reading. Tom Wolfe in the '60s is the Tom Wolfe everyone parodies (excessive onomatopoeia, exclamation points, and lots of "stiffening giblets" and various things stuffed "shank to flank").
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