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A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
A Visit from the Goon Squad
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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. With music pulsing on every page, A... show more
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. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption. National BestsellerNational Book Critics Circle Award WinnerPEN/Faulkner Award FinalistA New York Times Book Review Best BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Newsday, NPR's On Point, O, the Oprah Magazine, People, Publishers Weekly, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Village Voice
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307477477 (0307477479)
ASIN: 307477479
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
At first, I was into it. The characters were interesting, had cool jobs and slick lives, but were relatably and sympathetically troubled. Then each chapter brought a new character, and it was a little hard to keep track of at first but I got the hang of it and still wanted to keep going. I apprecia...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
3.0 A Visit from the Goon Squad
This collection of linked short stories centers on Benny, a record executive, and his assistant, Sasha.The writing is poetic, and it’s worth reading just for that, but the stories themselves are . . . "meh." They all melted together in my mind because they felt very repetitive: music, drug use, sex,...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
3.0 A Visit from the Goon Squad
Once again,my severe short story allergy continues to drag down my opinion of probably-excellent work. Sure, this was a beautifully written, exciting, intriguing meditation on music & aging... until the story ends and I have to transition bumpily to the next.
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
5.0 A Visit from the Goon Squad
I took this book on what turned out to be a very distracting trip and kept feeling as if the characters were slipping out of my grasp. So I managed a second read (ideally I'd do this for almost every book) which turned out to be richly rewarding.The inter-relationships of the characters and how even...
Tami
Tami rated it
1.0 DNF after 100+ pages.
Not a bad book. It's written by a Pulitzer Prize winner. But it is so depressing. Too many interwoven stories. Too many damaged people. Nobody is normal or happy in this book. They either take drugs, took drugs, are suffering from impotence or killing themselves etc. I stop, because I am...
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