i'm right in the middle of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and i am very absorbed in this novel. i have read two of his previous books "The Wonder Boys" and "The Mysteries of Pittsburg," but this one is very different in tone and pacing. it may be because it's set in the 1930s about how two down-on-their-luck guys who start a comic book and get involved with with major events happened in that era. this novel is kind of Irving-esque, in that the story is sprawling and has several themes going. as with other Chabon novels, this one has a gay character as well, and the romantic aspect of this particular character is written quite well. this novel won the 2001 pulitzer prize for fiction.
if you see a guy this week reading a hardcover copy (no dust jacket) of this book on the 135 lasalle bus, that's me.