Grady Tripp is a former prodigy who now must deal with writer's block, a troubled marriage, a pregnant mistress, and a mixed-up young student who just may be the genius of a writer he used to be himself. Michael Chabon's antic novel was made into a film in 1999.
Pros: Easy, simple plotline, very well written Cons: Protagonist is a prick The Bottom Line: Peter Piper picked a patch of pickeled peppers or something... Wonder Boys would normally be the kind of book that I take a quick glance at before thowing to the side-about middle sized in length, not much of a storyline. But somehow, it worked a weird kind of magic on me that kept me reading on through to the very end. I initially read … more