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A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

I’m in love with this book.  So much that there is no way I can write a dispassionate review.  I could only gush.  So, instead, I’m posting some pictures, a few charts I made, and a couple of key passages in the hope that they will explain why this book is so great to my book club which I’m sure will hate it.   762 more words

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Bennie alternated between the Sleepers and the Dead Kennedys, San Francisco bands he’d grown up with. He listened for muddiness, the sense of actual musicians playing actual instruments in an actual room. 140 more words

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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

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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

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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

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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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