Mr. Juliano’s favorite read is Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. What makes it so special? “I’m not sure what to say about this book, which is weird because it’s my favorite,” says Mr. Juliano. “It’s simply so many things – it explores World War 2, the birth of the comic book industry, magic… and that really only scratches the surface. It’s funny, tragic, suspenseful and heartfelt. Bottom line: you will want to spend time with these characters and embark on their journeys together. But don’t take it from me: Kavalier and Clay won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It also might be a movie one day, but I’m not holding my breath,” he adds.
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Joe Kavalier, a young Jewish artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America – the comic book. Drawing on their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapist, the Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men. With exhilarating style and grace, Michael Chabon tells an unforgettable story about American romance and possibility.
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