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The Yiddish Policemen's Union


The brilliantly original new novel from Michael Chabon, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning 'The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' For sixty years ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

A classic

by gabe on Apr 15, 2010

Especially for people interested in the different styles of language. A little background in Jewish culture helps, too. More


Brilliant writing

by zavel46 on Apr 8, 2010

I love to read - especially works that are well written in modern english. Chabon writes with colors. His sentences are little worlds that need to be explored. As you read through the text, you wonder how a writer could craft a story with such brilliant descriptions. I found myself going back to ... More

by hm1601 on Feb 28, 2009

Haven't started it yet. Just finished another one of Chabon's books; I like his writing style. So my rating may be inaccurate. More


A disappointment from a favorite author

by greebs on Jan 27, 2009

I not only really wanted to like The Yiddish Policemen?s Union by Michael Chabon, I expected to love it. Chabon is one of my favorite authors, and Kavalier and Clay is a true masterpiece. However, his latest novel is a far cry from, really, any of his previous works. An alternate-history book that ... More


Chabon's Alternate Universe

by dCarey on Jul 13, 2007

In this ambitious novel, Michael Chabon carries on the great literary tradition of crafting an alternate universe from the jumping off point of WWII. Just like Phillip K. Dick's "The Man in The High Castle" and Phillip Roth's "The Plot Against America", Chabon's Policemen's Union dissects the many ... More

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How do you treat disappointments from your favorite authors?

This book by Michael Chabon - who I *thought* could do no wrong - woefully disappointed me. While I'm glad to see that others really liked it, and I agree that the writing itself is up to his usual high standards, I didn't like the story OR the characters. So ... what next? I'm going to give Chabon ... More

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