Ryan Williams's Reviews > Wonder Boys
by Michael Chabon
by Michael Chabon
Ryan Williams's review
Nov 15, 11
When I decided to read Wonder boys by Michael Chabon, I did not expect much. However, this is just like how I go in to all books. I do not expect much until I actually read it and I take it from there. So when I started reading Wonder Boys, I realized that I had made a great decision on the book I had chosen. This book was one of those that was extremely hard to put down. I stayed up late at nights reading it, I used my breaks at work to read a chapter or two, and I carried it around with me where ever I went, just in case I had the opportunity to find time to read any of it at all. Chabon’s writing style is impeccable in this book. I have not read any other of his works (though I plan on it), so I can not relate it to them. However, I can tell you, from what I have read, that he could potentially become one of the writers that I refer to everyone else who is looking for a good book to read. Chabon incorporated so many different scenarios in to his book that all eventually pieced together. A writer that does this already has my respect. There were times when I mouth would drop because of what had happened in the book and other times when I would actually laugh out loud. This, along with Catcher and The Rye and Catch-22, is one of the only few books that has actually been able to make me laugh out loud. However, Chabon is just that type of writer and I encourage who ever is reading this review to simply read the first chapter. I assure you, that after that, you will want to keep reading. I must warn you though, that after this, it will be very hard to put the book down, on account of it is extremely interesting and well written. Another thing about the writing style of Michael Chabon in The Wonder Boys that I would like to point out is his ability to make it seem like what is about to happen, is not actually about to happen. To be more clear, there will be times when you think everything in the story is alright, but a drastic change occurs and you find yourself perplexed by what had just happened because you did not see it coming. This happened many times in the book and though it would seem as if I should have been used to it, I never did. Michael Chabon is just that kind of writer and even the dialogue, which I usually hate when there is a lot in books, interested me. He just writes well enough so that descriptions and explanations catch your attention. The most usual mundane things a book can offer is what Michael Chabon glorifies in his books and he is wonderful for doing it. I strongly recommend that you read this book!
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