Review of Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and ClayMichael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
[rate 4] Still reading this site. Naughty. Go, read Kavalier and Clay! Now!

I have Jo to thank for pointing this book out to me (for ‘pointing’, read ‘got it off the shelf of the library, brought it too me, and saying “you have to read this”‘). And I am glad she did – this is a highly enjoyable book, though he does kind of owe me an ending. Chabon writes well enough that you genuinely do care what happens to the characters. I was forced to keep reading well past normal bedtime because I didn’t want to leave it at a depressing point. Warning, there are quite a few depressing points.

I really did love this book – I am going to be buying it (or at least putting it on my ‘to buy’ list) which I only do for books I really like. I am not going to say much more about it here apart from why are you reading this crappy review and not the book?!, mainly because I don’t want to spoil your enjoyment of it. So, go read it, and then we can have a long discussion about how the ending could have been made better. Damn it, but I want all the characters to be happy! That’s it.