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Summerland

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good book

Great book I read this already but it was so good i bought it again on my nook Only bad thing is that its very long but i think its worth it

posted by Anonymous on April 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Boooooring

This book was really boring and hard to follow. It did'nt hold my attention past the second chapter.

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    everyone is missing the underlying theme

    cant believe how all of the book "critics" seem to be missing Chabon's underlying theme of Norse mythology throughout summerland. sure the surface stuff is native american lore, baseball and tolkeinesque but the fun bit is Old Mr. Wood (Odin), Ragged Rock (Ragnarok), the coyote (calls himself Loki), the giants of the Winterlands, Skid (named after Frey's expandable ship), The tree of life, the Middling (Midgard), the Midgard serpent, Thor Wignutt,etc. the list goes on. Figuring out the scandanavian connections makes the novel even more entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    postmodern- in a good way :)

    Summerland is where everything is possible. Paul Bunyan, bigfoot, airships, the end of the world, and native american mythology can all be mixed into a big game of baseball. If you've ever had a moment where time stood still on a sunny summer afternoon, and an ounce of hope for humanity then it is imperative that you read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    Wonderful!

    'Wonderful' as in, truly, full of wonder. As I'm not a big fan of baseball, I was curious as to whether this book would hold any appeal for me. The answer is 'oh, yes indeed!' The threads of myth, legend, faerie lore, tall tales, heroism, family, friendship and adventure twine around the idea of baseball as the Game of Worlds. I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    Get It!

    It was such a great book! You should get it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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