The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
In short: Look, everybody already knows that they should read this book. It’s funny, it’s heartbreaking, it’s clever, it’s even a little bit epic. It was widely acclaimed when it came out, and with good reason: though Chabon tends toward the excessively wordy (which makes this book about a hundred pages too long), this is still an immensely entertaining novel.
Read it if you like: Reading, superheroes, comic books, New York City, Jews