The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
This novel was very confusing to me. The relationships that were built in this novel were out of the norm in my eyes. I didn’t think it was okay that Joe left his family to join the military. His mission was to fight against the Germans, but that did not work in his favor. I thought it was sad that Rosa was pregnant and Joe had no idea about it. I do not think it is okay for a woman to hide her pregnancy from the father of the child. Joe was stationed to be in Antarctica and ended up being one of the last men standing. It would have been devastating if Joe was to die not knowing that he had a child on the way. I think a lot of things were going on in Joe’s head because he lost his dear brother and couldn’t get his family to come to the states. What confused me the most was that Sammy, who was confused on his sexuality, ended up marrying Rosa. They both helped raise Tommy. In the end Joe was once again reunited with his son and former wife. He then moved in with Sammy and Rosa which confused me because he was once married with Rosa. The book was confusing in that sense, but it was really interesting to see they were able to be cordial with each other after all the lies.