In reality I cannot really compare the two books as I have never read anything by Tom Wolfe. But that is about to change. I will read I am Charlotte Simmons soon and now I cannot be excused because the library wants it back. I got my own copy now. I got it for a couple of English Pounds Sterling off of eBay. Both the Tom Wolfe book and Prep takes place on an American college campus and both er rather critical and ironic. Or at least Prep is.
Tom Wolfe had his breakthrough as a literary author (and debut I think) with The Bonfire of Vanities , which is about the 1980's in New York. That book was later made into a movie starring Tom Hanks - and I haven't seen the movie either.
Below are the Danish covers for the two books
This is the 6th. post in the National Blog Posting Month challenge. See my page here.