This review is from: Wonder Boys (Paperback)
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 Michael Chabon not to read The Wonder Boys as their first experience of his writing.
The male characters are all repugnant. It is only Chabon's beautiful writing that kept me reading. The female characters are lightly sketched but are used to illustrate the failings of the men.
I did not find the book generally amusing contrary to the views of many other reviewers.