An easy and interesting read.
If PW wants to imagine this book's audience, it's people who enjoy reading or writing fiction--literary *or* genre--and those who like Chabon and his books.
Even then, the essays have a good deal of appeal, because I think most readers will realize the discrimination Chabon claims is true.
Truly a book for readers. The sort that grabs your attention from the start and never let's go.
Fast moving, perceptive, and on target. Read more
A great series of essays on Chabon's writing life. Each chapter is an interesting narrative from his life, providing a look at this history, as well as his writing process.Published 6 months ago by Captain Awesome
Michael Chabon is a genius but he can talk over your head at times. However, he is fun to read and has interesting takes on the literary world.Published 10 months ago by OBRIEN1984
Sometimes a person buys a book because of who wrote it. Michael Chabon is an accomplished author. A good read.Published 17 months ago by John F. Baesch
I read The Final Solution. As a devoted Sherlockian, I was thrilled and delighted by the book and the incredibly clever title. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Iamwelshyouknow
When Michael Chabon came to Davidson during my time as student, in 2008, I took feverish notes on his lecture. Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by Caroline Niziol
If you like Chabon (and I usually do) you will like this book. And I'll admit I'm a sucker for anything that shines a light on a favorite author's thoughts, history and work... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Tom
One of the most insightful essay collections on the craft of writing published in recent times, Michael Chabon's "Maps and Legends" not only offers readers some invaluable insights... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by John Kwok
Reading "Maps and Legends" is a treat. I love Michael Chabon's use of language. The man writes prose as if it were poetry. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Catspec