Past Meetup

Nerds Read Books: "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon

Morey's Place

303 El Camino Real · Tustin, CA

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The votes are in, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book coming in with the most is "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" ( by Michael Chabon! The venue this time around will be Morey's Place (, which has a solid 4 stars on Yelp (

During the event, we'll eat some tasty food and go through discussion questions on the book, which I'll send out a day or two before we meet.

For our September event, we'll celebrate the ladies and read a book by a woman author. Feel free to send suggestions for the book you want to read, or bring them to the Meetup. I'll set up a poll after the event so we can decide which book to delve into.

Back to our Pulitzer-winning selection, though. Here's a description of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" from

“A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age."

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