Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

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Read Wonder Boys Online Free - 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.

Title : Wonder Boys
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ISBN : 3423124172
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 383 pages


Mandy rated it ★★★★★

September 23, 2007

Second only to Catcher in the Rye in my all-time favorite list of books. If you are a writer, if you've taken a creative writing class, if you've verged on totally and completely fucking up your life with sweet redemption held just at your fingertips, but which you chose to thumb your nose at for...

Bradley rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

What the heck have I been doing with my life! Wonder Boys has been one of my favorite movies of all time because it hits all the wonderful buttons of writing and reading and being deliciously messed up and being so HUMAN. And then somewhere along the line I read The Yiddish Policemen's Union and I...

Dusty rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2007

For a straight man, Chabon is very gay friendly. I know there's been stuff written, possibly by Chabon himself, about early gay liaisons he undertook, but now the man's married with three, four kids. And yet Chabon's smart enough to write this: "[James] looked over at Crabtree with a smile that wa...

mark rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 29, 2009

Wonder Boys Over Christmas I met a woman named Storm. When she found out I was a writer she became excited and inquisitive. Her therapist, she said, told her she should "reinvent" herself so she signed up for a five-day writer's workshop. She asked me all sorts of questions and I answered truthful...

Robert rated it ★★★★☆

May 09, 2014

On the surface, Grady Tripp is probably one of the most loathsome individuals I have ever read about in literature—he’s spent seven years on a 2,611 page monstrosity that has gone absolutely nowhere and like his life meandered everywhere, he’s come to the dissolution of his third marriage, he’s c...

Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2009

This is the second book I've read recently that involved the main character being an adulterer, impregnating someone other than his wife, and generally being such a screw-up that they wreck the life of anyone who depends on them. But while I hated Rabbit from Rabbit, Run to the point of wishing h...

Cher rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 24, 2014

1 star - I really hated it. Somewhere around the part where the main character requested a pen to draw faces on his "wiener" (the author's fancy word choice, not mine) as he "pissed" behind a tree, I came to the realization that the remaining 179 pages were probably going to be just as unsatisfact...

Edward rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2017

It's been quite some time since I last laughed out loud while reading/listening to a book. Several scenes in this novel caught me just right, mainly, I feel, because Chabon and I share a certain man-child sense of humor. If you identify as a man-child, maybe pick up this book and give it a read....

Casey rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2007

chabon's adaptation of the famous tenacious d song.

Jenn(ifer) rated it ★★★★☆

February 05, 2012

Michael Chabon!! Where have you been all my life? What a great book! I loved the film version, but the book is even better. I must admit, it was impossible not to picture Michael Douglas and Toby Maguire as I read, but that's not a bad thing. I love the character Grady Tripp. He's just the type o...

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