For some reason it took me a long time to read anything by Michael Chabon. In the last few months I have listened to both Telegraph Avenue and Kavalier and Clay and I could not be more pleased. The detail and research that has gone into these books is evident and the result is s lively representation of time and place..
This book covers the heartbreak of World War II in Europe, the struggle to assimilate into American culture, and the effects of censorship in the early 1950s.
The narrator did a fine job with the accents and the story, although long, takes the reader on quite a remarkable journey.
Great book even if you don't like comic books. At its core, it is about being Jewish and/ or gay during the 1930s & 1950s; however, it is simply a compelling story of the tragedy of lost love (and sometime found again).
There's a reason this won the Pulitzer. The gorgeous language of Chabon, the intricate, detailed storytelling; the spot-on narration, inclusive of colloquial accents, all lend themselves to such an unforgettable experience that I need to listen to this a second time, immediately. Don't miss this gem.
An amazing adventure indeed. The most beautifully written book I have read in a long time. The narration wonderful for audio. Tugs at your heart all the time. Timeless themes of love, sacrifice, loss and overcoming are beautifully woven into this tale of two cousins.
Beautifully told and acted, I found myself longing to support the characters in their plight. Tears, joy and happiness and hopefulness come to life in this amazing tale. I couldn't help myself from buying a comic book at the end.
for the thinker, comic book reader who enjoys a well turned phrase and could not help but speculate on the nature of the hero's tight costumes and sidekick/ward, this is the book for you.
if you were bothered by the disjoint stories and therefore never really latched on to comics, perhaps not.
interesting parallels between golden age comics/romance and this art form.
Multiple characters,well drawn to tell their intertwining stories, culminating in a satisfying conclusion. The mind of Michael chia on is fascinating.
This work is the apex of writing and reading. I was sad it was over at the end. I loved this recording!