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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Paperback – Unabridged, August 25, 2001
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"Well researched and deeply felt, this rich, expansive and hugely satisfying novel will delight a wide range of readers."—Publishers Weekly (starred + boxed)
"Elegant, lyrical writing meets gentle comedy."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Product of a sparkling intelligence, undeniable talent and consummate skill."—Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"A lyrical [novel] that's exquisitely patterned...composed with detailed scenes, and spotted with some rapturous passages . . . A-."—Entertainment Weekly
"A page turner in the most expansive sense of the word: its gripping plot pushes readers forward...Chabon is a reader's writer; with sentences so cozy they'll wrap you up and kiss you goodnight."—Chicago Tribune
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"Starts out as one of the most pleasurable novels of the past few years. It ends as one of the most moving."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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I first read it in paperback the year after it came out. The "bonus material" in this new version is a wonderful treat--a couple new/old chapters.
Get this version of this book. You won't be sorry.
That's this book for me. Chabon's writing is so fluid and engaging, and the characters he creates practically jump into your brainspace. It touches on history, family, comic books, identity politics, and so many more themes without ever feeling ponderous. The pages flew by, and I was kind of sad when there was nothing left to read. Also, if those comic books were real I would be scouring the internet to find copies of them. They sound really really cool.
I would recommend this book for readers who like a historical aspect and are comfortable with topics that may be a bit controversial. Overall, this was an extremely enjoyable read, and I found myself quite caught up in the story.