Top positive review
Not his best but still an excellent book
on 20 April 2017
Like others, I previously read The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Kavalier & Clay, both of which I really enjoyed. Based on the reviews here, I was therefore expecting to struggle with Telegraph Avenue, but I actually found it really entertaining and I was eager to pick it up at every opportunity.
No, there’s no real action-packed or cliff-hanging plot line, but it’s not particularly that kind of book. However, all the threads of the story kept me absorbed with great characters and their various predicaments.
Some of the other reviewers complain about being confused by the many characters in the book but I didn’t find this to be the case at all. They each appeared to be relevant to their stage of the story, albeit some were only minor players.
Not the pinnacle of his writing, but nevertheless an excellent book which I’d recommend for all Michael Chabon fans