Tributes Pour In For Tom Wolfe

Twitter is flowing with tributes for the legendary American author and journalist who has died at the age of 87.

An early practitioner of "new journalism", some of his better known books are 'The Right Stuff', which was made into a movie, 'The Bonfire of the Vanities', which was also made into a movie with Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis, and 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test'.

“He was an incredible writer. And you couldn’t imitate him. When people tried it was a disaster. They should have gotten a job at a butcher’s shop," said Gay Talese.

While Michael Lewis said: “What I hope people know about him is that he was a sweet and generous man. Not just a great writer but a great soul. He didn’t just help me to become a writer. He did it with pleasure.”

 

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