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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (udgave 2000)

af Michael Chabon (Forfatter)

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17,235374215 (4.21)1 / 701
En tragikomisk roman om Josef Kavalier og Sam Clay, som sammen skaber en tegneserie, The escapist, hvis helt befrier undertrykte mennesker overalt i verden; den skaber dem et navn og gør dem rige, men bliver de lykkeligere?.
Medlem:groovygrl3
Titel:The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Forfattere:Michael Chabon (Forfatter)
Info:Picador (2001), 639 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:Ingen

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Viser 1-5 af 374 (næste | vis alle)
Wow! I'm not sure what to say about this book! It was so good. If you want to learn about the early days of comic books, corporate abuse, and the feelings of Jewish refugees during and after WWII, then this is the book for you. Oh, and magic. Houdini. It was so good. Definitely a favorite. ( )
  KarlaC | Jul 31, 2021 |
Det tog lidt tid at læse denne bog, men sikke et eventyr. ( )
  tha-bz | Jul 19, 2021 |
I had to let my thoughts on this one simmer for while before I could give it a fair review. I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, but if it weren't for that, I would probably have given this five stars and immediately given it the most glowing of reviews.

The writing is delicious. Chabon has such a talent for capturing a character, a mood, a place, an entire epoch in just a sentence or two. I kept having to read random sentences out loud to my husband--and rather than being annoyed, he decided to read the book when I was done with it.

And the characters are captivating. I was in love myself, and so deeply vested in what happened to Joe, Rosa, and Sammy that the ending, as I mentioned, was less than satisfying. But maybe the problem is that I simply didn't want it end at all, which is really a recommendation rather than a criticism. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
historical fiction (with Golem). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Lots of fun here, but a touch too on-the-nose at times for me. But a solid romp and great if you love comics and superheroes. ( )
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This is definitely New York, the old-school version. In the fusion of dashing young men in fresh new $12 suits, the smell of newsprint and burned coffee and laundry, and the courage to face unrelenting evil with pluck and humor, Chabon has created an important work, a version of the 20th century both thrillingly recognizable and all his own.
tilføjet af ty1997 | Redigersalon.com, Amy Benfer (Sep 28, 2000)
 
Although suffused with tragedy, ''The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay'' proves to be a comic epic, generously optimistic about the human struggle for personal liberation.
 
With ''The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,'' Mr. Chabon has fashioned a big, ripe, excitingly imaginative novel and set it in the world of his grandfather, a New York City typographer at a plant where comics were printed... In loving if sometimes windy detail, since his great book is buried inside a larger and more meandering one, the prodigiously talented author of ''Wonder Boys'' leads readers into the world of Sam and Joe's pop collaboration.
 
Chabon is a genius --- there is no other way to describe his ability to blend Hitler, comic books, brotherhood, first love, fame and the pitfalls of celebrity, Brooklyn Jewish home life, the European struggle against the Third Reich, America's growing prosperity, and good-looking women who use their smarts and their curves to get ahead in the world together in such a cohesive, complete story.
 

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We have this history of impossible solutions for insoluble problems
--Will Eisner, in conversation
Wonderful escape!
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Wakefield"
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In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, Sam Clay liked to declare, apropos of his and Joe Kavalier's greatest creation, that back when he was a boy, sealed and hog-tied inside the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn, New York, he had been haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini.
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"We have the idea that our hearts, once broken, scar over with an indestructible tissue that prevents their ever breaking again in quite the same place."
"The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost that they might never have existed in the first place."
It was a mark of how fucked-up and broken was the world - the reality - that had swallowed his home and his family that such a feat of escape, by no means easy to pull off, should remain so universally despised.
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En tragikomisk roman om Josef Kavalier og Sam Clay, som sammen skaber en tegneserie, The escapist, hvis helt befrier undertrykte mennesker overalt i verden; den skaber dem et navn og gør dem rige, men bliver de lykkeligere?.

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