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Sonk’s #CBR4 Review #6: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is, at its core, about comic books. That’s not to say that you have to be a comics fan to enjoy this book–I liked comic books a lot when I was growing up, but I wasn’t sure if I’d be interested in a book that focuses on them so heavily. The novel is about so much more than that, though. Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay are cousins; Joe arrives in New York as a boy after having escaped from WWII-era Prague and moves in with Sammy’s family. Sammy quickly discovers that Joe is a talented artist, and soon convinces him to be his partner in creating comic books. Together, they invent The Escapist, a superhero inspired by Joe’s training in the art of escape and the boys’ mutual hatred of the Nazis.

Read the rest of my review on my blog.

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One thought on “Sonk’s #CBR4 Review #6: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

  1. One of my all-time favorite books.

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