Michael Chabon's works of fiction include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, and Were-wolves in Their Youth. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Playboy and in a number of anthologies, among them Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, and their children.
Risa Mish, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Risa Mish)
Yes, I know, I am a decade behind the curve here, but still: this was the best book I read this year. So, as the cliche goes, Better Late Than Never!
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Robert Miner, February 14, 2007 (view all comments by Robert Miner)
Set during the rush to capitalize on the success of Superman during the Golden Age of Comics, writers and illustrators create powerful alter-ego superheroes while feeling impotent to rescue family and friends from the Holocaust and the Nazis. Chabon captures the Pow! Bam! and Zap! of the comic book era combined with the poignancy and the humanity of people caught in a struggle with evil villains and personal demons worse than those their superheroes fight.
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