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Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
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Jun 20, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: mcsweeneys

I really can't take Mr. Chabon's essay style. At all. I love him dearly as a novelist, Kavalier and Clay is one of my favorite books of all time, and I enjoyed The Yiddish Policeman's Union as well. His self indulgent prose is very much like the descriptive passages in his novels, but it seems that when you take away the plot-motivating aspect of the words, I can't stand him. Michael Chabon is a very talented writer, and the next time he publishes a novel, I will be in line to buy it, I just could not take this one.
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