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Christopher Fowler
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Witty writers fall into three groups; first there are those who set their stories within a recognisable world and pass comment upon its flaws. The most instantly graspable of these in my chemo-raddled brain is Tom Wolfe's super-zeitgeisty 'Bonfire of the Vanities', his brilliant satire on American society in the 1980s. Like other great social comedies it hinges around a single event that pulls at…
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