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In Defense of the Aimless? Jennifer Egan's "A Visit from the Goon Squad" and Tao Lin's "Taipei"

My favorite Goodreads review of A Visit from the Goon Squad questions, “When did the Pulitzer become the Puke-litzer?” The idea that Egan’s 2010 novel about the ravages of time across decades, continents, and an intricate web of characters was not worthy of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction is not an uncommon one; with an average rating of 3.64 out of 5, 856 more words

A Visit From The Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad

When I was in grad school working on the thesis/novel that would eventually turn into Quarter Life Crisis (out August 5th), there were a lot of books I read that I knew right off the bat would be beneficial for me and the writing endeavor that was  511 more words

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I see myself as an equal opportunity reader.  I try to read from different genres.  There’s the good, the bad, and the weird.  I welcome all of them.   318 more words


A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

A Visit From the Good Squad

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publication date: 2010

Grade: A

I’m hesitant to call this book a novel, because each chapter was written separately, thus making it a short story collection. 185 more words

Folding it in half...

A short piece from A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan….

Yet each disappointment Ted felt in his wife, each incremental deflation, was accompanied by a seizure of guilt; many years ago, he had taken the passion he felt for Susan and folded in it half, so he no longer had a drowning, helpless feeling when he glimpsed her beside him in bed: her ropy arms and soft, generous ass.   271 more words


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Whenever I hear the name Jennifer Egan, the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad pops into my mind. But I was nervous about reading it. 213 more words


The Pulitzer Project: A Visit from the Goon Squad

Note: This review was originally written in 2011 (!). I’ve since read A Visit from the Goon Squad twice, and it remains one of my favorite books. 497 more words