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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


Il tempo è un bastardo - Jennifer Egan #JenniferEgan

“Il tempo non aspetta nessuno e il mondo va avanti, nonostante noi, i nostri problemi e le nostre vite”.

“Il tempo è un bastardo”, lo sappiamo tutti, ma Jennifer Egan ce lo mostra con stile superbo e con una forma narrativa geniale: è formato da una serie di racconti diversissimi tra loro per ambientazione, tempo e stile, in cui ricorrono gli stessi personaggi. 384 more words

Premio Pulitzer

April TBR | 2016

Afternoon folks,

I bought quite a few books in the month of March (oops) so I had no trouble at all picking out four that I definitely want to get around to reading in the month of April. 1,136 more words


"A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan

I am at a loss for words. I have been completely reduced to silences. I am absolutely speechless. I am in awe.

This book is extraordinary. 257 more words


Jennifer Egan - Il tempo è un bastardo #JenniferEgan

L’ho appena finito e non sto nella pelle. Ho incontrato nella vita pochi libri che fanno sentire così e adesso scoprirne uno per caso è proprio un colpo di fortuna. 623 more words

A Visit From The Goon Squad

Pauses, Beginnings, and Endings

I’m not sure how to approach writing about A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.  I enjoyed it.  It was entertaining.  I love music, and I love reading about people’s fucked up lives, and those are two subjects this book discusses.  1,138 more words


A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

This book weaves a fascinating cast of characters between present day and the 1980’s rock scene. In fact, I think it’s a brilliant example of how a modern book can be structured.  57 more words