‘Gentlemen Of The Road’ by Michael Chabon – Review (Book)

I can safely say that Gentlemen Of The Road is quite unlike any other book I’ve ever read.

The story of an African and a German, both Jewish, who are road travelling bandits around the year 950AD stands alone in both tone and good old fashioned story telling.

Gentlemen Of The Road is the kind of book I’d expect my father or grandfather to have read as a child – it’s written in a very traditional style and this certainly lends some character to the proceedings.

The two main protaganists, Amran and Zelikman, find themselves caught up in a plot to restore a displaced Khazar prince to the throne. As they make their way across the land they help trigger a sequence of events that make for a great read.

Amran and Zelikman’s banter and discussion give an impression of how much the pair have been through together and for the most part was written well and used subtly.

At times Chabon’s style was a little bit too much and felt more like I was reading a text book than a novel but overall ‘Gentlemen Of The Road’ is well worth your time, especially if you enjoy a good, old-fashioned tale.

Rating 7/10

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