The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Publish date: August 20th 2013
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Sequential Art
This lengthy book felt like it lasted forever. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but then I'd put down the book and not miss it until the next time I had a chance to read. Yet when I was in it I was quite engrossed in the novel, set in the Golden Age of American superhero comics in the late 1930s-1940s. I...
Good time to read a lightly-fictionalised account of the two Jewish men who created Captain America, and the roaring "Golden Age" of comics. I really liked how both the made up comic character and the character's creators all reflected parts of the superhero story, including getting trapped in ice, ...
“Stop wasting your life. You have the key”. From Prague to New York to Antarctica with appearances from Salvador Dali and Orson Welles this is one of those looong books you dread finishing. The story of two cousins creating costumed heroes alongside Batman, Superman et al in 1940s New York, Chapter ...
A spectacular adventure! I read Middlesex last year and thought about this story in a similar manner - Jewish immigrant families, comic overtones, sexual challenges... I really enjoyed the blending of history and fiction in the story's plot, and learned a lot, just in background reading, about the o...
And it is good. It is also pretty thick book. I couldn't believe I didn't write a review for this one. The main characters of the story are creators of the comic during the golden age of comics where the writer talent is being discovered. The comics they created get popular but still struggled ...
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