Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I was intrigued when I heard that the The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon had won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2001. A book about comic creators, set against the backdrop of the Golden Age, and it was given the highest honor in writing? This I had to check out. I am glad that I did, because I found it to be a very engrossing read. The main creation of the characters, The Escapist, sounded really cool and would have fit right in with Superman, Captain Marvel, The Human Torch and the rest of the first wave of costumed heroes. The Escapist has since found a life beyonfd the pages of the novel, as some of today's top creators have crafted stories featuring him. I have hear that a Kavalier & Clay movie has been in the works for some time. It is an epic tale that has all the elements to make for a dramatic and visually interesting story, so I hope that some A-list talent is attached and the film version gets off the ground.