Michael Chabon

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Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am Post

If you want to be a good writer read good books: when I first read The Yiddish Policemen's Union I was blown away by the concept, the knowledge of 'inner Judaism: black hats, etc) AND most of all the imagination; as Bette Davis said, " Tighten your set belts it's going to be a bumpy ride." Both Policemens and Kavalier are so unalike in plot, theme, characters, BUT are mind blowing works that teach as well as thrill. One is about Israel/homeland is located in Alaska and the other, escaping the Nazi's and inventing Comic Books in NYC. WOW! Like Sherlock Holmes? What if he retired to the countryside to become a beekeeper BUT the only witness to a murder is a Talking Parrot! Is the nothing he can't do?
Read them, be thrilled BUt also learn about writing while reading!
Notable work(s) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000), The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2007)
Notable award(s) 1999 O. Henry Award
2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
2007 Nebula Award for Best Novel
2008 Hugo Award for Best Novel
2008 Sidewise Award for Alternate History
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Melmoth
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:16 pm Post

Kavalier and Clay is one of my favorite novels, beautiful one. Looking forward to Moonglow.
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