History Creator / MichaelChabon

6th Sep '15 4:12:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Among other things, ''GentlemenOfTheRoad'' is also a homage to FritzLeiber's Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser tales.

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** Among other things, ''GentlemenOfTheRoad'' is also a homage to FritzLeiber's Creator/FritzLeiber's Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser tales.
20th May '15 4:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/WonderBoys'' - Made into a movie starring MichaelDouglas and Creator/TobeyMaguire. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.

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* ''Literature/WonderBoys'' - Made into a movie starring MichaelDouglas and Creator/TobeyMaguire. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
12th May '15 3:00:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay'' - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This was not, technically, a genre novel, but it was about TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, about as geeky a subject as one could want.

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* ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay'' - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This was not, technically, a genre novel, but it was about TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, about as geeky a subject as one could want.



** ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay'' - Reconstructs [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero stories by telling a story from the POV of the men who wrote them, showing how important they are to American culture.

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** ''Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay'' - Reconstructs [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superhero stories by telling a story from the POV of the men who wrote them, showing how important they are to American culture.
19th Oct '14 8:19:03 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* DoesThisRemindYouofAnything: Probably unintentional, but ''The God of Dark Laughter'' contains the following elements:
** [[TheJoker A chaotic god who represents comedy is personified by clowns]]
** [[{{Batman}} A chaotic god who represents tragedy is personified by primates (in this case, a baboon)]]
** [[BatmanSupportingCast A detective who represents order and reason but is ultimately powerless]]
4th Sep '14 9:02:31 AM moloch
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* ''Literature/TheFinalSolution'' - A mystery novella starring an unnamed elderly detective who is probably SherlockHolmes.

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* ''Literature/TheFinalSolution'' - A mystery novella starring an unnamed elderly detective who is probably might be (read: obviously is) SherlockHolmes.
30th Aug '14 1:54:05 AM DoctorSleep
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* DoesThisRemindYouofAnything: Probably unintentional, but ''The God of Dark Laughter'' contains the following elements:
** [[TheJoker A chaotic god who represents comedy is personified by clowns]]
** [[{{Batman}} A chaotic god who represents tragedy is personified by primates (in this case, a baboon)]]
** [[BatmanSupportingCast A detective who represents order and reason but is ultimately powerless]]
13th Jun '14 3:10:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WonderBoys'' - Made into a movie starring MichaelDouglas and TobeyMaguire. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.

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* ''Literature/WonderBoys'' - Made into a movie starring MichaelDouglas and TobeyMaguire.Creator/TobeyMaguire. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.
19th Apr '14 2:04:43 PM GinaInTheKingsRoad
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* ''Literature/{{Summerland}}'' - Best-selling YA fantasy novel.

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* ''Literature/{{Summerland}}'' - Best-selling YA fantasy novel.novel about kids saving the world by playing baseball.



* AllJewsAreAshkenazi.
** He set out to turn this on its head with ''Literature/GentlemenOfTheRoad'', which prominently features an Abyssinian Jew and the Khazars, a kingdom of Turkic Jews. It does, however, feature an Ashkenazi Jew who is very far from home.
** ''The Yiddish Policemen's Union'' is a notable straight example, envisioning an alternate universe in which Israel was a non-starter and instead a Jewish free state was formed by Ashkenazi Jews in Alaska.

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi.
AllJewsAreAshkenazi: Ashkenazi Jews appear in most of his works, although they are not the only ones. In fact, there is a running theme that the non-Ashkenazim characters are usually more faithfully observant:
** He set out to turn this trope on its head with ''Literature/GentlemenOfTheRoad'', which prominently features an Abyssinian Jew and the Khazars, a kingdom of Turkic Jews. It does, however, feature an Ashkenazi Jew who is very far from home.
** ''The Yiddish Policemen's Union'' is a notable straight example, envisioning an alternate universe in which Israel was a non-starter and instead a Jewish free state was formed by Ashkenazi Jews in Alaska. Even they are balanced by Berko Shemets, who is a half-Tligit (Alaskan native) convert and one of the most religious characters in the novel.
** And in ''Literature/WonderBoys'', the Warshaw family has three children adopted from Korea, all of whom are relatively observant Jews.
6th Mar '14 9:57:26 PM PaulA
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Most of his books are, in part, about Judaism or Jewish people. He has written {{Fantasy}}, {{Mystery}}, and AlternateHistory -- and even when he isn't writing genre fiction, he often writes about it.

He also worked on the screenplays for ''Film/{{Spiderman}} 2'' and ''Film/JohnCarter''.

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Most of his books are, in part, about Judaism or Jewish people. He has written {{Fantasy}}, {{Mystery}}, [[MysteryFiction Mystery]], and AlternateHistory -- and even when he isn't writing genre fiction, he often writes about it.

He also worked on the screenplays for ''Film/{{Spiderman}} 2'' ''Film/SpiderMan2'' and ''Film/JohnCarter''.
5th Jan '14 5:15:05 PM nombretomado
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** Among other things, ''GentlemenOfTheRoad'' is also a homage to FritzLeiber's FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser tales.

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** Among other things, ''GentlemenOfTheRoad'' is also a homage to FritzLeiber's FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser tales.
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