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Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure - Michael Chabon, Gary Gianni
Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
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3.12 205
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345501745 (0345501748)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
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Warwick
Warwick rated it
I thought this was great fun. The writing has been criticised as rather over-wrought – well, it is certainly a little baroque but Chabon's tongue is firmly in his cheek, and there is a wittiness to his descriptions which makes me very willing to go along for the ride. Besides, the sentences may be...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
If Robert E. Howard had been writing his historical adventure fiction at the beginning of the 21st century instead of toward the beginning of the 20th, this book might very well have come from his pen. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Howard collection "Sword Woman."Still, while I...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
2.0 Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
The marriage of a tale of legend to a story of adventure ends in a literary divorce.Chabon attempted to invoke a mini-mythology around his simple story about bandits. Unfortunately the technique distanced the reader from the action. Maybe that was his intention. I'm guessing it wasn't, having heard ...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Written in the spirit of the old adventures novels with twists and turns in every chapters. I enjoyed it a lot. It's part of the charm of the story that there is some over the top elements and twists. I liked the atmosphere, the characters, especially Zelikman. It's a fantasy romp in a fantasy centr...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
A rollicking tale of fantastical adventure set in about the early middle ages, about two adventurers raising hell on the silk road, along with a mission doomed to failure. Lots of nice illustrations too, and based somewhat in fact. For the complete review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/revi...
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