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by Michael Chabon

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ISBN:
0312140940
Author:
Michael Chabon
Category:
Humor & Satire
Language:
English
Publisher:
Picador; 2nd edition (December 15, 1995)
Pages:
384 pages
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Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland (a novel for children), The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and Gentlemen of the Road, as well as the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth and the essay collections Maps.

Wonder Boys is a 1995 novel by the American writer Michael Chabon. It was adapted into a film with the same title in 2000

Wonder Boys is a 1995 novel by the American writer Michael Chabon. It was adapted into a film with the same title in 2000. Pittsburgh professor and author Grady Tripp is working on an unwieldy 2,611-page manuscript that is meant to be the follow-up to his successful, award-winning novel The Land Downstairs, which was published seven years earlier

Michael Chabon (/ˈʃeɪbɒn/ SHAY-bon; born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer

Michael Chabon (/ˈʃeɪbɒn/ SHAY-bon; born May 24, 1963) is an American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer. Chabon's first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), was published when he was 25. He followed it with Wonder Boys (1995), and two short-story collections. It received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001.

He was talking about my fourth novel, or what purported to be my fourth novel, Wonder Boys, which I had promised to Bartizan during the early stages of the previous presidential administration.

Michael Chabon Well, the third reading of this book left me less impressed than the first tw.

Well, the third reading of this book left me less impressed than the first two. I don't know if it's changing times, or age, or what, but this time Grady Tripp REALLY annoyed me. It especially annoyed. Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published Wonder Boys (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas.

Электронная книга "Wonder Boys", Michael Chabon Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction. This ebook features a biography of the author.

Электронная книга "Wonder Boys", Michael Chabon. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Wonder Boys" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction. Другие книги автора Michael Chabon. Ещё. Moonglow: A Novel.

In his first novel since The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Chabon presents a hilarious and heartbreaking work-the story of the friendship between the "wonder boys"-Grady, an aging writer who has lost his way, and Crabtree, whose relentless debauchery is capsizing his career.

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon’s second novel, has a similar quality, however it does not roll along as much as. .

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon’s second novel, has a similar quality, however it does not roll along as much as it tumbles along. There’s an important distinction between rolling and tumbling, in which tumbling infers loss of control. Tripp is a professor of English in a small fictional college, who had some success with several early books but is struggling through his alleged masterpiece - carrying the same title as the novel itself. He is facing a local festival hosted by his department head and his wife, the dean of the university, who happens to be his lover.

Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon. He was talking about my fourth novel, or what purported to be my fourth novel, Wonder Boys, which I had promised to Bartizan during the early stages of the previous presidential administration

Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon. He was talking about my fourth novel, or what purported to be my fourth novel, Wonder Boys, which I had promised to Bartizan during the early stages of the previous presidential administration.

Author: Michael Chabon. Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel.

Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, come together in his wildly comic, moving, and finally profound search for an ending to his book and a purpose to his life.
  • Arilak
I am so glad I gave this author a second chance, after appreciating, but being so frustrated by The Yiddish Policemen's Union. The reader hops on a roller coaster ride for a drug-infused, lost weekend of failing novelist, Grady. It was laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, and bizarre, beginning with Grady picking up his publisher and his new transvestite friend at the Pittsburgh Airport. Miraculously, Chabon manages a satisfying end despite Grady's disastrous 48 hours. I saw none of the indulgent metaphors that I disliked in the other book. Now I must read Mysteries of Pittsburgh. (And see the movie!)
  • Balladolbine
17 of 75 for 2015. It took me a while to get through Chabon's book. He comes highly recommended, so I was looking forward to this, but I found myself slogging through lots of marijuana enduced paranoia, sleepless nights, and all the things I don't like about academia. Grady Tripp is a train wreck waiting to happen, who somehow manages to slide through the worst things life can throw at him--most of which are of his own creation. Not a book I'd care to pick up for a second read, although it is well enough written that I kept after it till I finished the whole thing, which puts it above Kathryn Ann Porter's <i>Ship of Fools</i> which I just couldn't bring myself to finish. Curiously, the opinion of two different readers of Tripp's magnum opus, which gives its name to Chabon's novel, is "I read enough of it." Well I read the whole thing. And now it's over.
  • Charyoll
Wonder Boys is my first experience with Michael Chabon. Now I wonder why it took me so long to discover this writer. Chabon writes in a style that keeps the narrative flowing with unexpected plot turns. Characters and objects connect in engaging ways. This novel revolves around pot-smoking professor Grady Tripp, who also is trying to finish a 2,611-page novel. I can’t say I liked Grady or felt much sympathy for him. What I did experience was the feeling of better him than me as his life spirals out of control. The quirky cast of supporting characters were also well drawn. Highly recommended.
  • Molotok
I came to this book knowing and loving the movie version and found it hard to separate Michael Douglas, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr and Co. from Chabon's descriptions. The events flowed easily and it was pleasant to spend time with the characters even when the narrative voice of a novelist writing about novelists became hard to sift through. There are enough plot twists to keep a reader's attention, but some of the confluences border on unbelievable.
  • Timberahue
Thoroughly amoral, unlikeable, cynical characters whom you manage to feel empathy and root for anyway, shaking your head in the vague hope they will make better choices in the future. Grady Tripp is the original picaresque antihero. The writing can only be described as "20th-century jaded," the perfect voice for the overweight, stoned, chronically blocked writer, whose messed-up life is just about to go into messed-up overdrive.
  • Justie
This is a comedic story of a professor, his editor, other collegians and profs. Wonder Boys is a novel the pot-smoking Professor of Writing has been working on for seven years. He produced over 2,000 pages with 120 different endings, but it still isn't finished. The shenanigans that take place around this is hilarious at times and gives pause for thought at other times. I purchased the book because I thought I could relate it to my own writings and there were instances where they do cross. Overall, I enjoyed reading about the Professor's life and times with his novel and it was funny, too. Writers may find it an interesting read.
  • Ynonno
The story begins with Tripp, the narrator, remembering the first "real" writer he ever knew. This older man had tragically lost his family, lived in a turret in a Pennsylvania hotel, taught English at a small collgege nearby, and wrote hundreds of horror stories mostly in the gothic mode.

This sets the tone for "The Wonder Boys." Tripp and his buddies are the next generation of professors and administratiors in the same setting but a generation later. Tripp says that he has the same disease as his mentor, the "midnight disease" which is staying up all night trying to write. The difference is that the older writer kept at it, trying to keep up with public taste despite no personal life. The Wonder Boys, however, are all about their personal lives. For them the midnight disease is whining about how they can't write, carousing and causing mayhem instead, acting before thinking about how they are affecting others, including killing a poor old dog and carrying around his body in the trunk of a borrowed car letting him decompose.

The novel is a comment on our times, partytimes, with characters who are self-centered narcissists. Some of their escapades are amusing, but that's about all to recommend.