Friday, January 25, 2008

Michael Chabon: A Writer of Pilgrimage

I've been reading Michael Chabon's latest book, GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD, after having read THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY, THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION, and others, and have to say that Chabon understands journeys, travels, and pilgrimage, just like other authors like Paul Theroux. This tale takes place in A.D. 950, and is about an area of the world I would like to know more about: the Caucasus mountains, with enough in the way of hooligans, bamboozlers, and other gullible folks, just like any other pilgrimage I've been on.

A great read for those interested in novels about pilgrimage!

Bien camino!

Pilgrim peace,