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Subject:  The Adventures of Kavelier and Klay Date:  5/17/2002  12:51 PM
Author:  jh21045 Number:  831 of 3375

By Michael Chabon, this won a Pultizer Prize last year or the year before. Daring, adventurous novel about a couple of young Jewish boys in WWII-era New York City, who collaborate on a new super-hero for the fledgling comic book industry. I couldn't put it down. This is not a novel about comic books, it's very serious - one of the boys escapes Nazi-occupied Europe and plows all his earnings into efforts to bring his family over to join him. Yet the author uses some of the techniques of comic books in interesting ways - cliff-hangers, and abrupt startling plot twists. I couldn't possibly explain why we spend 50 or more pages in Antarctica, for example.

Definitely a worthwhile read.

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