Inspired by Smilla's 28 Red Flag Books post and my post yesterday about boarding school set stories, I'm now curious. What, dear Group Thinker, is your favorite book of all forever?*

Mine? Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Why? It's just so, so gorgeous. I found myself stopping frequently to re-read especially beautiful sentences and passages. I've never done that before or since with such frequency. Yes, I love comic books and the history of comic books, but I don't think you need to share this love to truly appreciate this novel. It's about so, so much more. Also, it contains the most beautiful scene I have ever read: the scene in the abandoned 1939 World's Fair grounds.

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* Please forgive me if a post like this has been posted recently and I missed it.