Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Ok, I'll preface this with a disclaimer stating that I often revise my first impressions and that first impressions are not always right, but I've found the first 80 pages of Michael Chabon's new book irritating. This is my first experience of reading Chabon--I've heard nothing but good of Kavalier and Clay, but haven't yet read that book--so wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I definitely wasn't expecting what appears to be every single cinema Noir cliche to come marching out. In Alaska. An imaginary modern day Alaska. Is this his running shtick? Tell me what I'm missing, folks.


Kristen said...

Dude, he got his BFA from Pitt. Therefore he's got to be brilliant!

Jon Sealy said...

He is big on genre fiction. Check out his introduction to Best American Stories 2005 (the yellow one).