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The Amazing Adventures of Kalvalier and Clay Book Review Summary

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is about two cousins, Josef Kavalier (Joe) and Sam Klayman (Sam Clay), who go into the comic book business hoping to make their “big break” and earn some money. Drawing is their passion and they write and create characters based on their own lives. By the end, they've produced many, best-selling, heroes, such as the Escapist, The Monitor and Luna Moth. They meet Rosa Saks, who also goes into the business, and both men have a special relationship with her.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Life of a profession:    -   writer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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