Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Passing It On December 19, 2007

Filed under: adventure,Books,Fiction,reader's advisory — svref @ 9:18 am

Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabonhw7pl.jpg

Looking for an escape, an adventure?  Michael Chabon’s latest novel takes you to 10th-century Khazaria, the fabled kingdom of wild red-haired Jews on the western shore of the Caspian Sea and an adventure worthy of Kipling.  The ‘gentlemen’ of the title are con men and adventurers skilled at fighting, healing and just staying alive.  During their travels they encounter wild Vikings, marauding armies, escaping royalty, elephants, noble horses, and evil rulers.   A fun read with some interesting parallels to modern times.   The book is illustrated by Gary Gianni the current illustrator of Prince Valiant.

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