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Chabon's long-awaited follow-up to The Mysteries of Pittsburgh concerns the antics of a self-destructive middle-aged novelist who is suffering from a sustained case of writer's block.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Chabon himself is something of a wonder boy; his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, presided on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 12 weeks. Here, his eponymous heroes are Grady, an aging author attempting to write his chef-d'oeuvre, and his randy editor, Tripp.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
All components one hopes to discover in between the covers. Integrity in the writing itself, loved the descriptive prose, the characters esp Grady Tripp & James Veer. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon deftly avoided the sophomore slump with "Wonder Boys," a followup to the unique "Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by EA Solinas
In Michael Chabon's best work yet, he demonstrates his remarkable ability to write. This novel, though racy at times is not only entertaining, but relevant and semi-educational. Read morePublished on March 17 2004 by Stephen G. Brauer
Oh, what's not to love about this book about a middle-aged author and professor in a fading marriage, suffering a prolonged bout of writer's block, living in a large house with... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by Peggy Vincent
Grady Tripp, narrator of Chabon's funny and frantic second novel, is a fortyish writing professor mired in the swamp of his latest novel, a 2,600-page mess called Wonder Boys, and... Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by Lynn Harnett
I read _Wonder Boys_ immediately after finishing _Oryx and Crake_ by Margaret Atwood, and was shocked that I'd had an easier time keeping up with the latter. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel
I believe this is one of the rare instances where the film was stronger than the novel. This book is thematically inconsistent and, in many of the scenes that did not appear in... Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003
I've barely finished this book and I already feel like a swan diving off the roof; Mr. Chabon is that good. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003 by CoffeeGurl