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The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (2000)

Finished: 10/??/2022

Grade: A

Set during the Golden Age of Comics in New York City, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay follows two Jewish American cousins (one a born and bred New Yorker, the other a refugee from Prague) as they rise to prominence in the world of superhero comics.

A book about the Jewish legacy in American culture. A book about the glory days, and the mediocre petering out that follows. A decade spanning plot of love, loss, and good business decisions.

This is a fun book, but I think it fails to commit to some of it's heavier themes in a satisfying way. This novel is a Good Jewish Boy, and when it tries to tackle edgier content it can come off like a 12 year old who snuck into an R rated movie.

I liked it though! It's good! Pulizer prize good? who am I to say.

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