2.14.2006

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: A Novel, by Michael Chabon, was given to me as a Christmas gift by my younger brother, Colby. I had never heard of it - no real surprise - but it is a terrific book! The story chronicles the lives of two young comic book artists in the heyday of the medium - on the verge as well of America's entrance into WWII. The characters are rich and incredibly well developed, the and the story far greater than its pulp magazine landscapes. The artist in me zeroed straight in on the romantic notions of love and creative zeal that so enrapture the book's main characters, and it inspires me to push my own work further. Find this one at your library today or purchase a copy online.

A finalist for the Pen Faulkner Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The cover sticker touts it as the winner of the Pulitzter Prize, but that may or not be simply a reference to the author...

In any case, read it and enjoy!

2 comments:

steve said...

Michael Chabon is a bit of a hometown hero (we're bot orig. from Pittsburgh, PA) and I've always wanted to read this. I'm glad you posted this--almost forgot about it.

delu said...

I really enjoyed that book and Wonder Boys too.