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Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
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Nov 11, 2009

did not like it
Read in November, 2009

I can't believe this book was written by the same person who gave us The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay...

I know this book is non-fiction and the other is fiction - but it's exceedingly hard to wrap my brain around the fact that Michael Chabon couldn't bring his incredible story-telling skills to this work of non-fiction.

With the exception of two stories, I found the entire rest of the book to be dry and humourless. There were so many places where I found myself skipping ahead to the next sentence due to an over abundance of commas separating different examples of the same thing. After I while I found myself so exasperated I was actually saying out loud - I GET IT ALREADY, LET'S MOVE ON.

I am so disappointed.
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Unigami I felt the same way...good review!


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