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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.
It's a Jewish detective novel filled with excellent writing and wonderful twists and turns. It's really a pleasure to read and is an excellent novel.Published 14 hours ago by douglas osborn
boring for the most part and the jewish words used seemed very out of place and incorrectPublished 6 days ago by John Kaufmann
An interesting read, if for no other reason than to witness an unusual blend of genres. The story takes place in a city that would have existed if history had taken a different... Read morePublished 29 days ago by dictionaryfan
This, as with all of Chabon's work is quirky, populated by characters who are faced with despair, give into it but never seem to have gotten the memo about giving up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Breakaway Farm
After reading the Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, I decided to read this next and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shtetl Man
The language Chabon uses succeeds on every level. First, his prose is clever, poetic, and fluent. Second, the actual language/dialect/jargon he seems to have cobbled from found... Read morePublished 2 months ago by dtc107
I really like Chabon's style, characters and lovely plots. However, in spite of his wonderful writing ability, I caught myself counting the similes and metaphors on each page at... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Cox
For me, one of Michael Chabon's best; humor, pathos and suspense in a near-perfect mix. Read it, you won't be disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Robert
There's so much going on in this novel of Chabon's. Yiddish. Detective noir. Chess. Alternate history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Klyne