I’m not sure why I first picked up a Michael Chabon book. Could be because he won the Pulitzer for one of his novels but more likely I liked his goofy titles. Gentlemen of the Road is a fast paced, fun novel that is written in the style of the old serial or even a comic book. The characters are constantly on one wild escapade or another as they over come unbelievable odds just to find themselves in a new catastrophe.
The humor in Chabon’s writing I find enticing but his writing style I find addictive. He expects the reader to be bright, and articulate by using vocabulary and metaphor that add richness and depth to the simplest of scenes. Gentelmen of the Road is a great “kick back and enjoy” type of book that will leave you feeling it was well worth the ride.