The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Group Read (May)
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Feel free to join this small (but growing) group of folks going back and reading this 156th most popular work in Library Thing. Published in 2000, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001.
Looking forward to seeing folks comments on the book. I think it's an extremely worthwhile read.
I'll try to keep up.....
ETA: I'm examining the typeset. It really is easy on the eye and has lots of space between lines and in the margins. If it had been a different typeset it may have been a shorter book. I think it is going to read a lot faster than I initially thought.
I'll be back...
I just got a library book against my own reading schedule which I am bookhorning in, but I might start this as well, as Id hate to miss out on the party here. It sounds like it is out of my comfort zone re: magical realism etc, but I want to knock it off.
I'm about 200 pages in and love it so far. I actually like the nonlinear plot.
And Chabon's descriptions are great:
"Three quarters of an hour later, with a trembling, all but invisible hint of blue light in the air, there was the sounds of a car horn from the street below. He washed out his coffee cup, laid in in the drying rack, wiped his hands on the towel, and kissed his aunt goodbye... she sat down in a chair, with its festive pattern of pineapples and bananas, and covered her face with her hands."
Sometimes the comic book world descriptions get a bit too detailed, but overall, I find that pretty interesting.
*Slight Spoiler Alert*: The series of scenes in Antarctica are gripping and funny and poignant.
Tommy is another great character.