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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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The February 2015 book is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
Who's reading?

FYI: There's a revised edition with additional chapters.


Michelle (fireweaver) | 65 comments soon as the library comes through, i'm in! this one has been on my radar for a long time.


Margaret | 49 comments I read this a few months ago, but will join in the discussion! I enjoyed it, overall.


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Thanks for your patience with the bump forward, Margaret.

My copy's waiting for me at the library.


Margaret | 49 comments I hope you enjoy it. It's an interesting combination of comic book and holocaust history.


Michelle (fireweaver) | 65 comments just finished it last night, and the universal praise on this one is pretty well deserved. the pacing is a bit slow in places, but i wouldn't cut a bit out of all the lavishly researched historical detail.

anyone else working on this one?


Margaret | 49 comments I read it last year. I agree with you--I enjoyed the historical details, and thought the pacing was slow in places. It was overall a great novel that must have taken so much research to write!

If I remember my thoughts correctly (unfortunately, I didn't write a review for this one!), while I liked all the characters, I thought the way they were written was almost "cutesy," but that's not quite the right word. Did you get that feeling at all?


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Jalilah | 132 comments I did not have time to read it this time around but I hope to at a later date!


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Still reading.


Michelle (fireweaver) | 65 comments Margaret, how about "precious"? And yes, I did, too.


Margaret | 49 comments Michelle wrote: "Margaret, how about "precious"? And yes, I did, too."

Haha, yes, I think that's it!


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Janice (JG) Margaret wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Margaret, how about "precious"? And yes, I did, too."

Haha, yes, I think that's it!"


I have just joined this group, and am actually intending to read The Priest Fainted with y'all... but I noticed this discussion, and by a happy accident I am currently about half-way through K & C. I think the portrayal of the characters so far reads a bit like a comic book itself. One of the things I like is that the dialogue is like the jargon and vernacular of late 30's New York. I can picture all the characters of the story easily fitting into running panels of comic book art.


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Katy (kathy_h) welcome Janice. I still need to read this one -- someday.


Margaret | 49 comments Janice George (JG) wrote: "Margaret wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Margaret, how about "precious"? And yes, I did, too."

Haha, yes, I think that's it!"

I have just joined this group, and am actually intending to read The Priest ..."


I loved the historical aspects of the novel. It really put me in that time frame.


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Janice (JG) Margaret wrote: "I loved the historical aspects of the novel. It really put me in that time frame..."

Yes, I feel completely immersed in the era.


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Welcome Janice.
I just posted the discussion folder/topic for The Priest Fainted


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