Friday, September 03, 2010

Kavalier & Clay

Finally got around to starting the Michael Chabon novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Everyone I know who has read this book simply raves about it. So, I picked this book as my selection for one of my book clubs. I'm about 220 pages in and I love it. I've read some of Chabon's other stuff and have enjoyed every book I've read of his.

My next book, which I've had at the front of my list for a while now, but just never took the plunge because its length seems a bit daunting, will be Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. This book has come highly recommended to me from a couple of people whose opinions I really respect. So, it's time to take the plunge into it ... as soon as I finish with Kavalier and Clay!

1 comment:

eric said...

Glad to see you are going to delve into some Larry McMurtry. Lonesome Dove is by far his most epic work, and IMHO is about as good as the Western genre gets. However, if you want to get McMurtry's excellent take on the modern rural West (as opposed to the old west) you should also check out the Thalia pentalogy, or at least the third book of that series, "Duane's Depressed" which is my favorite McMurtry work.