The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic - from the author of 'Wonder Boys'. One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay's cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and even more fruitful business partnership. Together, ...

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JON S

Oct 3, 2013

great reading

Chabon is an excellent writer - able to keep you attention at all times.

John

Sep 6, 2012

Comics galore

The fictional trials of the beginning of comic books. Well written and interesting. There is an admixture of World War II. The fact that the central characters are Jewish is important but does not drive the plot.

gabe

Apr 15, 2010

Deserving of the Pulitzer Prize it won.

A major epic, full of surprises. Combines history with fiction better than most books of that category.

JeffB

Aug 14, 2008

Wonderful read!

Growing up and living in Cleveland (home of Superman's creators), I thought this was a great tribute to the times and the characters of the book. It is well-written and intelligent and draws the reader into the story.

niki1

Nov 5, 2007

definitely worthwhile

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is definitely a worthwhile read. It's the story of two boys that, for different reasons, attempt to get out of their milieu: friendship hope and freedom are the outcome, and also disappointment.
The book is written in a beautiful and rich english. The plot is interesting and original and never falls onto sentimentalism. The only drawback is that it is very long: just a 100 pages less and it would have been better.

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