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A Visit from the Goon Squad

“I thought: if I had a view like this to look down on every day, I would have the energy and inspiration to conquer the world. 403 more words


A Visit from the Goon Squad

As hip a piece of fiction that has been pumped out over the past several years. A book you want to be seen carrying as you sport your urban lumberjack threads at the local farmers’ market or coffee den. 168 more words

A Visit From the Goon Squad

There is an argument surrounding A Visit From the Goon Squad whether it is a novel or a collection of linked short stories. This gray area is a main reason I loved the story. 248 more words


A Visit from the Goon Squad

I don’t know why or how, but I have incredible luck when it comes to reading the right book at the right time. Just when I need to hear something in particular… 445 more words


Review: A Visit From The Goon Squad

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. 283 more words

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A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan | Review

4/5 stars

Let me begin first with a counterclaim. Many critics brand this book a novel, some hail it a collection of shorts.For me, it doesn’t settle happily into either distinction but instead occupies a hazy literary no mans land, a ‘something-in-between’ of a book, and almost definitely one of the most creative narrative structures I’ve come across. 403 more words