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anais.jude

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As we at the Rifftrax book club finish up our current selection, we invite any interested party in joining us for the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon



Here is the amazon link for any interested parties. And look! Used Copies for as little as 2 bucks!

http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Adventures-Kavalier-Clay/dp/0312282990/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216165015&sr=8-2


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 02:58:57 PM »
I read that years ago.  Great book.


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 05:41:38 PM »
Fancy reading it again, and joining in the discussion?


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 07:34:45 PM »
Nah, but I certainly appreciate it.  I'll probably only do a book club if a comic book comes up.  Although if it comes up I might read "Crooked Little Vein" again.


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 09:15:56 PM »
I am not reading comic books for this Book club.
Unless it is American Splendor.
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 10:35:02 PM »
Nah, but I certainly appreciate it.  I'll probably only do a book club if a comic book comes up. 

If the RBC chooses Watchmen at any time, I'll join up for a reread and discuss it.

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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 04:30:21 AM »
BTA is such an elitist!   :D


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 07:42:36 AM »
BTA is such an elitist!   :D
He's also correct. I love graphic novels but for book club purposes I don't think they work all that well.


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 10:25:11 AM »
I completely disagree, as long as its a complete story arch, I think it would work fine. Graphic novels, though they do not take long to read, still seem to say a lot about the world. I thin kwe will discover this since Kavalier and Clay is about a guy who writes "comics"


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 10:28:47 AM »
I completely disagree, as long as its a complete story arch, I think it would work fine. Graphic novels, though they do not take long to read, still seem to say a lot about the world. I thin kwe will discover this since Kavalier and Clay is about a guy who writes "comics"

Completely missing my point while actually stating it ;)


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 12:29:15 PM »
why does it matter how long a book takes to read? Women didn't take me that long to read either.
Kavalier and Clay on the other hand.....I am not even sure all of us will finish it


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 12:36:14 PM »
Because we can divide Women or any other written novel into sections to be discussed. The nature of a graphic novel is that while it might be very dense we can all finish it in short order and then have to discuss the whole thing at once. They just don't flow with the format of a book club.

I'm not even sure why you're defending Graphic Novels seeing how you already told me you don't like them.


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008, 01:58:55 PM »
Originally the book club was designed to discuss the entire book at one time. I am defending graphic novels because I don't want anyone to feel left out of the book club. that's all


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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2008, 02:07:52 PM »
I'm not reading a graphic novel in place of a book, so that would leave me out.
Not that I don't like them, I just don't think they are as interesting to talk about.  The themes are pretty much the same in them all.
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Re: Rifftrax Book Club # 3: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2008, 02:23:12 PM »
I disagree.  The themes in Persopolis may not be the same as the themes in Unnatural Selections: A Far Side Gallery.