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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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Feb 18, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: z-dnf, historical-fiction, queer-characters

I really like this book and was completely into the first two thirds, but then it got too depressing for me. I'm sensitive like that. I love how complex the story is and how many characters, both real and fictional and comic book, can be tied together in this book. And then there are the wacky random scenes, like where Salvador Dalí is drowning inside a primitive scuba helmet at a party. And the whole theme of the book, escapism, is played out in so many ways that don't hit you over the head.
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Lacombe2 This is one of my all time favorite books. It is long and it drags in places, but the whole comic book, history, Jewish World War II situation mixed together made me keep reading. I've read everything Chabon has written and this and the Yiddish Policemam's Union (title may not be right) are my favorite, maybe because of my three years in Sitka, Alaska. I gave a copy of his essays on manhood to my sons for Christmas - so much to think about here.

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