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Jun 05, 2015JCLJoshN rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I love the magical way Michael Chabon uses words and I love this fun, swaggering take on pulp historical adventure that reads rather like Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, if those classic characters were Jews. (If you listen to…
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Jun 04, 2012ColemanRidge rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A very, very clever book. There has been a shortage of Jewish action heroes. Chabon places his on the fringes of a Muslim empire, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims mix freely, if not always peacefully, and he makes them mountebanks and…
Apr 28, 2012DeltaQueen50 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon is a fun adventure story of two Jewish mercenaries (scoundrels/thieves) as they come into contact with a young prince of the Khazar Empire and help him in his quest to retake the throne and oust the…
Jan 11, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of adventure, revenge seeking, raiding, trickery, friendship, and yes even a small dose of romance. The characters are well developed and the story draws one in completely in the space of the first chapter,…
Nov 13, 2010LaurenAHHH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was an excellent book. On one hand it is in large type, short, has illustrations, and is an easy read. On the other, this book was chock full of words I needed a dictionary for! It has an interesting setting for the genre. It is a…