Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Telegraph Avenue Readalong: The Church of Vinyl
Telegraph Avenue is very definitely a style- and language-driven novel. As others have mentioned there are many quotable and memorable lines throughout the book; Chabon writes with a deliberate rhythm and verve. I wish his plot kept pace with his linguistic acrobatics. Reading the book itself is going very smoothly for me; I float along on the crest of Chabon's word-waves, letting the current pull me into the shore (plot) every now and then, but mostly enjoying the musicality of Chabon's language. I am a plot reader so books whose primary appeal factors are not plot are not usually books that hold my attention. But this one is.
I'm looking forward to seeing where it all leads.
You can follow more readalong posts at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads). Thanks to Emily and HarperCollins again for the readalong.
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