Book :: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
By: Michael Chabon
Pages: 636
Published: Sep 19th, 2000
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Award(s): Pulitzer Prize (2001)
Rating: (7)


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Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic.

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bdubransky bdubransky

Dec 13th, 2020

forline forline

The start of a Chabon love-fest! Amazing.

Jan 5th, 2018

sanayhs sanayhs

Dec 1st, 2015

bryanoz bryanoz

Jul 3rd, 2015

bluestocking bluestocking

This was such a wonderful book. I put off reading it for a while because of the length, and I will admit that it took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I was in love. Part introspective character study, part artist biography, this story is filled with the the excitement, creativity, and sense of endless possibility of the golden age of comics. The characters are expertly written, at the same time odd and deeply familiar, flawed and lovable. This book was great fun and the characters will stick with me for a very long time.

Jun 9th, 2014

HananZ6 HananZ6

The characters are very well-written and lead an exciting life. It's based during WWII and is even more fun to read when reading different comic books alongside it. Also, the footnotes give it a realistic style. Very fun (and long) read.

Aug 1st, 2013

VRBoyle VRBoyle

I enjoyed the story and fell in love with the characters.

Mar 29th, 2013

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