Teaser Tuesdays: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay


He looked around at the havoc he had created in the poor, sad offices of the Aryan-American League and felt a momentary pang of remorse.  Then, abruptly, it was his turn to feel ashamed, not only for having extended, however momentarily, the consideration of his sympathy to a Nazi, but for having produced work that appealed to such a man.

~page 189

kavalierThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Joe Kavalier, a young Jewish artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America – the comic book. Drawing on their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapist, the Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men. With exhilarating style and grace, Michael Chabon tells an unforgettable story about American romance and possibility.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

10 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

  1. Nish

    I am so curious to know what you think of this book. I’ve heard such mixed reviews. That’s a nice teaser though.

    1. Tien Post author

      I am having a little difficulty in deciding whether I’m liking the read or not… it’s a little strange so far but I’m not far into it at all (it’s a pretty big book) so we’ll see 😉
      Thanks for dropping by, Nish!

  2. Shelley Munro

    There do seem to be lots of interesting strands. I’m not sure that it’s my kind of read though 🙂


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