Chabon snags his youngest audience yet with this first-person profile of a superhero who battles both bad guys and anger issues.
Awesome Man zooms about in his stylin' costume, decapitating a giant killer robot with the positronic rays that shoot out of his eyes here, schooling Professor Von Evil's Antimatter Slimebot ("Antimatter slime is extra gross") there. Read full book review >
Himself a former wonder boy, Chabon (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, 1988, etc.) realizes his obvious talents with this mature and hilarious novel. Writing about a struggling writer is usually a recipe for disaster, but in the acerbic voice of his narrator, Grady Tripp, Chabon has found a fabulously plush vehicle in which to romp. Read full book review >