The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
My review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Halfway through this book, I had to go onto the internet and make sure that yes, it did in fact win the Pulitzer Prize. It just shocked me that a book about a couple of kids making it big through writing comic books would win the Pulitzer. But of course there are deeper issues here: the kids are Jewish (one has escaped from Prague and the Nazis) and the novel is set in 1940’s and 50’s New York. There’s plenty of substance for the comic book geeks, as well as for the plain ole book geeks. Best of all, in spite of its 600+ page bulk, the story never really drags, though some of their “adventures” are less amazing than others. I was thoroughly entertained throughout, so it earns the highest praise from me.
Next up is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.