Looking forward to the Michaels…

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I’m looking forward to Michael Chabon’s Yiddish Policeman’s Union and Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero. I loved Chabon’s books The Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. The details are wonderful in both. I was just waiting to see how he would pull off the tuba, the dead dog and the boa constricter and he does just under “over the top.” The movie for The Wonder Boys was great, too, even though I really dislike Michael Douglas.

Ondaatje has a completely different style – lush and poetic. Both authors are the kind of authors that when I read one book, I have to go out and read as many of their other books as I can. I’ve been waiting for something new from Michael Ondaatje since I read Anil’s Ghost and according to the cover, this one is supposed to be his “most intimate and beautiful novel to date.” Sigh. It’s going to be a good May!


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