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Ebook The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon read! Book Title: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
The author of the book: Michael Chabon
Edition: William Morrow & Company
Date of issue: April 1st 1988
ISBN: 0688076327
ISBN 13: 9780688076320
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Like most stellar first novels, this one has that autobiographic vibe that perhaps the writer's future novels will only bravely hint at. This one is a coming out story, basically. The protagonist is gay, bi, experimenting. There are overly-masculine (gay) symbols throughout which obviously take no great psychoanalyst to pry open: mysterious men in motorbikes, gangsters, gaming, the faraway suburbs seeming faraway dreams that'll never be. The world so fully inhabited by BRET EASTON ELLIS is likewise the playing field in "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," though in this case the end of college (and not high school, or during college, like in Ellis) is marked by booze, drugs, sex... like, ya know, uber-bohemian proclivities.

Yes, this one is better than "Less Than Zero", another effort at displaying the antics of 20-25 year olds still shaping out lives, but not as masterful as "The Rules of Attraction", where indeed no character WAS attractive, but the overall ambivalence was.


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Ebook The Mysteries of Pittsburgh read Online! Michael Chabon (b. 1963) is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published Wonder Boys (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of America’s most distinctive voices, Chabon has been called “a magical prose stylist” by the New York Times Book Review, and is known for his lively writing, nostalgia for bygone modes of storytelling, and deep empathy for the human predicament.


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