A Visit from the Goon Squad
Publish date: January 1st 2010
Publisher: Anchor Books
Edition language: English
We were doing Secret Santa last month and I wanted to get something else for a change, so I asked the giver's favorite book, which landed me with A Visit From The Goon Squad. Not something I'd actively seek out or had come across before, but all the better for broadening my view. Definitely a succes...
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...
A witty, nostalgic, bittersweet collection of stories that isn't afraid to play around with timelines and styles of narration. Despite the rapid changes between chapters and the large cast of characters, this book is quirky enough to keep you hooked. "A Visit from the Goon Squad" follows a large ens...
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,...
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.