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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Chabon is much too taken with his own gifted writing in this book.
This was the first time in a long time that I really had to force myself to finish a book, because there were many times I wanted to put it down.
I found all of the characters interesting and very well drawn, and the plot really grabs hold of you.
The writing is excellent. So... Imaginative, powerful, a new mosaic not seen painted before. New imagery, new metaphors. Truly genuine.Published 2 days ago by Sohaib Abbasi
No Kavalier and clay but very solid caper with unparalleled prosePublished 3 days ago by Neil Kearns
How can you give four stars to a book you never finish? Several reasons why. Historically I was familiar with the potential of a Jewish State in Alaska. Read morePublished 3 days ago by OJ
i just watch a movie, TV show or read a book for entertainment value.. ..i let the star rating speak for itself.. ..it is that simplePublished 13 days ago by Steven Wells
Excellent. Yiddish vocabulary could be tedious for a reader not familiar with it. Hint: There IS a glossary of Yiddish terms at the end of the novel. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Donald P. Wallis
Chabon writes very well with with detail and imagination. It was an involved plot, and one learns something of the views and divided groups of the Jewish community at that time... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Barbara Steigman
I admired this novel's originality and its ambitious nature. Overall, it left me somewhat conflicted and dissatisfied, but I appreciated many of its components. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen A. Wyle
The premise was very interesting. However, the story got convoluted and was hard to follow. The ending seemed to wrap up quicklyPublished 1 month ago by Karen Tesser
Haven't actually "read" the book but have listened to it twice. Peter Riegert's rendering is terrific -- so is the story and prose.Published 1 month ago by LennE