Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ten top New York novels

Among Francis Spufford's top ten New York novels, as shared at the Guardian:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (2000)

Jewish New York in the 30s and 40s, at the moment when local-born geeks in glasses and escapees from Hitler’s Europe were inventing the superhero. It is chronicled by Chabon in exquisite prose attuned to both the art deco magic and the nightmarishness of a city where swastika-adorned zeppelins moored to the top of the Empire State Building.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is among Jenny Shank's top six works of literary fiction that take their mythical creatures seriously, Joel Cunningham's top twelve books with the most irresistible titles, and Sam Anderson's list of five books we'll still be talking about in 2020.

--Marshal Zeringue