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
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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
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