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Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
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Nov 27, 07

Read in November, 2007

I should mark this book "partially read and discarded." I was bored with this so-called adventure story. It was a disappointment, considering that I have like most of Chabon's other works, including Summerland. I can see the model of the boy's adventure story that Chabon is trying to adhere to, but the story lacks the drama and the pacing that make such a story exciting to read. Ostensibly those elements are there -- but it didn't grab me. This might be what happens when a writer rushes off a book shortly on the heels of another, more substantial work (The Yiddish Policemen's Union).
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Jason Goodwin I agree - it was just one damn thing after another, unmeshed and uninteresting

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