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‘The natural exuberance and extravagance of Chabon’s writing is matched by dazzling wit.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘A deliriously funny novel…Chabon’s elegant style, perfectly realised characters and comic vision combine to make the most enjoyable novel of the year.’ Esquire
‘A wonderfully teasing comic novel…Chabon juggles all these preoccupations with a quirky deftness he employs in his first novel.’ Independent
‘“Wonder Boys” is a superb creation, a raucously comic yet deeply lyrical work. Chabon has evolved into a seriously funny writer, a master of the comic set-up.’ Sunday Times--This text refers to the Paperback 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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A famed American author. so I thought I must try particularly it was hailed as funny. The protagonist is a pot head professor of Literature at some US university where his lack of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr. Laurence G. Measey
I give this book four stars because it wasn't on par with Kavalier and Clay in terms of plot. Still his artistry with metaphor and language is most definitely present. Read morePublished 17 months ago by F
I read this after having read Kavalier and Clay and immediately before reading The Final Solution. It is a far less impressive novel than those two and I urge those who are new to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ashencrump
The novel was recommended to me by a colleague who enthused. I had thought that this might be because of their aspiration to teach in a university - looking for the role model. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alexander S Innes
The first half is pretty good, up to the scene in the Hi Hat barroom. Then the story loses focus and begins to meander quite badly to the point were it becomes a chore to read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by BS on parade
Wonder Boys is one of Chabon's most likeable stories. Every character is fatally flawed in just the right way to make all adventures and mishaps interesting without being... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Maupertus
I may be going out on a limb here - given that the other reviews on here are largely positive - but I'm afraid to say I didn't like this book at all. Read morePublished on 28 May 2012 by Mr. Robert F. Hicks
I thought the opening section of this novel - the first third of it or so - was really great as Grady Tripp moves from one disaster to the next, barely but just barely sufficiently... Read morePublished on 13 Mar 2012 by William Jordan
Michael Chabon really is a fantastic writer. This really was a pleasure to read.
It's not that often that I reread chapters of a book just to savour the writing. Read more