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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
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How could I not love this book? For the past twenty years I have lived a half block off Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. With this book Michael Chabon makes my world a colorful and vital place to live (which it truly is). It is a perceptive portrayal of life in a 21st-century urban American neighborhood full of cultural misunderstandings and larger than life personalities. It is a moving story about class and race, parenting, marriage, and friendship written with warmth and humor and enthusiasm. Telegraph Avenue is a mesmerizing read and I highly recommend it. (Oh, by the way, there is one twelve page sentence!)
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Florence This one sounds very tempting to me. I love the author's work. How do you like it so far?


message 2: by Caroline (last edited Sep 28, 2012 07:41PM) (new)

Caroline A 12 page sentence! 0_0

You really communicate your warmth and liking for this book :)


message 3: by Jan (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jan I can't wait to read this book, 12-page sentence and all! Liked your review.


message 4: by Krystyna (new)

Krystyna Love love love it.


message 5: by Mark (new) - added it

Mark A 12-page sentence rivals Emmanuel Kant! Actually, that's about six times longer than one of Kant's sentences.


message 6: by Cathy (new)

Cathy DuPont Nice review...Marty. Enjoyed the comments, too.


Florence The twelve page sentence was a real killer.


Marty Florence wrote: "The twelve page sentence was a real killer."

But, did you like the book?


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