BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon

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.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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