Moonglow – Michael Chabon

Oct 01

Moonglow – Michael Chabon

I was first exposed to Michael Chabon‘s writing as part of my Pulitzer Prize Winners challenge when the world’s smallest book club read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Mr. Chabon’s writing continues to impress with this fictional memoir.

‘Michael Chabon’ tells the history of his family through snippets of his grandfather’s stories, as told to him from the man’s deathbed. The book reads like a memoir of the author, but it is a complete work of fiction, which is an interesting concept. Perhaps I shall tell my own tale, wherein I am a direct descendant of a Persian princess or an heiress to Barnes & Noble. Chabon’s ‘grandfather’ led an extraordinary life; he was a pool shark, a soldier, an inventor, a dreamer, a convicted criminal, and most importantly a husband who truly loved his wife, despite her myriad issues.

I liked this book, I didn’t love it. I appreciated the concept, but at the end of the day I felt a little duped.


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