Saturday, July 30, 2005

Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon

If you haven't read " The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon do yourself and favor and buy that book, hold up for a couple of days and read it. I normally have a <400 policy in which I have decided that most books (With the notable exception of the Autobiography of Malcom X, Wicked by Caroline Macquire and The Right Stuff & Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe) over 400 pages tend to be a little too all over the place for me to really enjoy fully. That being said I went back and picked up a copy of Chabon's first really commercial success "Wonder Boys" which was later turned in to a Michael Douglas movie that I saw but don't remeber. I am an admitted Chabon fan and would reccomend "Mysteries of Pittsburg" and "The Final Soultion"as well but neither do as amazing of a job of focusing on the irreveant yet poignet momements in life that "Wonder Boys" does. Chabon is in a uniqe class of writers who I look for release dates of new books from. He is an important part of the new movement.