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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE   The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon.   A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of... show more
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE   The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon.   A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age.   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize   Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award   Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812983586 (0812983580)
ASIN: 812983580
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 684
Edition language: English
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Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
4.0
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...
XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a book about comic books writers
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 ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
This is one of those books that is written very well, but just isn't mine to love. You know what I mean, right? The plot is expertly orchestrated, the characters are interesting, the language is vivid, and the pacing is not bad, but overall I was frankly bored with the story. My lack of excitement w...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
0.0 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it
3.5 The Amazing Adventures of Kavailer and Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavailer and Clay is a WWII era book involving two cousins who create a new super hero in the golden era of comic books. It's a really interesting book. I did take some time to get into it and there were parts that just didn't work for me. But overall it's a good book tha...
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