This discussion guide will assist readers in exploring The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Hopefully, it will help create a bond not only between the book and the reader, but also between the members of the reading group. In your support of this book, please feel free to copy and distribute this guide to best facilitate your reading program.
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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