Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reading List: Gentlemen of the Road

Gentlemen of the Road
by Michael Chabon

Ever since The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, I've wanted to read more Michael Chabon.  I think this was a common phenomenon in the past decade.  Chabon had already produced a number of critically acclaimed books, including Wonder Boys, but he became culturally relevant in one of the most unexpected ways possible, by writing about comic book creators.  As a fan of comic books, I had to be immediately intrigued, but it was also immediately clear that Chabon was also simply an excellent writer.  He's written a lot of books since Kavalier & Clay, and yet I haven't until now gotten back around to him.  The good thing about books is that they stick around for a while.  Gentlemen of the Road will be my first real test of whether or not I keep him around.  (I think I will.)

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