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‘Deeply wise and soulful … What you get is a big, serious, probing American novel, a page-turner that, like Chabon himself, seems to walk the line between high and low culture’ Attica Locke, Guardian
‘TELEGRAPH AVENUE achieves the blissed-out honey-coloured atmosphere of Cameron Crowe’s film ALMOST FAMOUS or Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED, but is deeper and more intelligent than either of those … It feels entirely relevant to the uncertainty of the present moment’ Sunday Times
‘TELEGRAPH AVENUE is a wonderful novel … Wonderfully engaging, exuberantly written … the world constructed here is one to lose yourself in … This is a novel that I found myself slowing down while reading, out of sheer pleasure. I put it off, and rationed it out, and just didn’t want it to end.’ Philip Hensher, Spectator
‘Chabon’s metaphors and similes can be wonderfully surreal… Telegraph Avenue is about many things: music, race relations, nostalgia, childbearing, husbands and wives, fathers and sons. Ultimately, however, it is a realist novel about the power of imaginary worlds to liberate or constrain’ Times Literary Supplement
‘A multi-generational, anatomy-of-a-community doorstopper with a plot like clockwork and sentences like toffee’ Sunday Telegraph--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Michael Chabon is the author of two collections of short stories, ‘A Model World’ and ‘Werewolves in their Youth’, the novels ‘The Mysteries of Pittsburgh’, ‘Wonder Boys’, ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’, ‘The Yiddish Policemen’s Union’ and ‘Telegraph Avenue’, and the non-fiction books ‘Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs’. ‘Wonder Boys’ has been made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. and ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Esquire and Playboy. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and their four children.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Brilliant. Prior knowledge of classic Jazz music, Tarantino movies and Kung-fu movies a definite advantage. For me, with the first two of those three, this was a brilliant read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D
Perhaps not as much a must if you aren't that keen on music (only in that there are many references to classic rare groove and jazz recordings) but still a wonderful read with the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Sammers
Where did Amazon get this book, considering it was in the region of 800 pages, the type face was reduced, as was the size of the book. Which begged an impossibility to read. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Philippa Wilson
Nothing against the content of the book which is excellent. The cover, size of text, general production quality of the book is horrendous. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Rhod Turner
Maybe it's just me but I was unable to read the paperback version of this novel that I bought from Amazon for a very simple reason - the print was TINY!! Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Neeve
I have read all of Michael Chabon's books and have recommended several to friends safe in the knowledge that they would enjoy them. Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2013 by Robd21
There are so many reasons for me to dislike this book. It's relentlessly stuffed with references to American pop culture of the seventies - jazz, soul, funk - kung fu movies -... Read morePublished on 7 Aug. 2013 by FictionFan
I had the read the first few chapters several times to try and get into the story, and eventually realised it wasn't my lack of concentration, it was that the book is confusingly... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2013 by paulhutchings
Always read Chabon's books, always enjoyed them. Kavalier and Clay was my favourite - until I read this wonderful wonderful book. Read morePublished on 28 April 2013 by Kees Popinga