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!
This book is completely worthy of the
Pulitzer. Incredible plot, amazingly compelling characters and wonderful convergence of symbolism and themes.
Narration among the best I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I will have these memorable characters with me for many years to com.
Very engaging story. It slows down around the third act, but bu then you can't stop listening.
Very well read. The narrator performed the different actors and characters very well. Their choice to go into the comic book book business, something I know nothing about, was great fun to read/hear about.
Very high. It's an excellent story and an excellent performance.
This comic gets the appeal of superheroes and the intricacies of the comic industry from the late 1930's to the mid 1950's. I'm studying to be a cartoonist at the time of this review and am studying the history of the medium during this era, and this book is spot-on. If I ever wanted to explain the appeal of comics to someone who just doesn't get comics, I would point them to this book. I WILL make both my parents read or listen to this at some point.
ALL of the characters were distinct and interesting. Joe Kavalier was probably my favorite, and he was performed very well.
Reader and long-distance commuter.
I loved the huge story, covering more than a decade, with characters developing throughout. The writing punctured my vocabulary sometimes, but it was no problem. I wish I could discuss this book with a reading group.
As great as the story was, the narration was even better. NEVER have I listened to a better narrator than Colacci. He seemed to have a different voice for each character and each was consistent through the book. Amazing work!
No, it took me about three weeks of lunch-time walking and one long drive.
Highly recommended for listeners who enjoy epic stories.
I liked David Colacci so much I'm now searching for other books narrated by him.
Kavalier and Clay is plot driven but brilliantly written with nuanced characters and a cinematic feel. It should be made into an HBO series.