The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay!
by Charlotte Reads Classics
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
This is original. I swung from not being into it at first to complete adoration at the end. This book had a large scope, and is about more than it appears to be:
escapology, WWII, superheroes, love, family ties, being jewish, bodies and their limitations, glamour, new york, homosexuality, publishing, historical times of excitement, fantasy history, comic books, children, grief, war stories, guilt, making money, european/american cultures, how to live your life.