The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Michael Chabon’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize winning novelĀ The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is one of the most strikingly original and entertaining reads out there.

Set in mid-war 1940’s New York and spanning several decades, generations, and lives, Chabon cleverly recreates the 1950’s comic book industry boom through the rise of the “Escapist” and his harrowing adventures amidst the turmoil of a city reeling from the effects of global warfare.

Part war-story adventure, part romance, part thriller, Chabon deftly interweaves the intricacies and lives of two of the most original protagonists (Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay) in contemporary literature.

Don’t miss this brilliant pulitzer prize winner–it’s one of a kind.

10 thoughts on “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

  1. One of my favorite books! Haven’t really gotten into many of Chabon’s other novels but this is heartbreakingly brilliant. Readers who want more of this should also check out The Escapist, a graphic novel exploration into the fictional comic book world of the characters within this novel.

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