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Paperback A Visit from the Goon Squad Book

ISBN: 0307477479

ISBN13: 9780307477477

A Visit from the Goon Squad

(Book #1 in the Goon Squad Series)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER - With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human (The Chicago Tribune). Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here...

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3 ratings

Breathtaking Book

I go back to this book every few years- it's a monumental work that at first seems like a collection of short stories. The concept is familiar, once the through-line is found, but the execution is masterful. There's a scope of storytelling within "A Visit From The Goon Squad" that leaves me with a pained sense of wonder. Jennifer Egan shows her mastery of language and style in this work. She mimics other authors, she changes perspective frequently and deftly, she encapsulates the moment of an emotion so perfectly ('Safari' always comes to mind.) Her writing alone makes this a worthy read. One note: there's one late chapter that takes a surprising form. (You'll know when you get there.) This chapter is best viewed on the author's website. Can't recommend this book highly enough.

Good book

Very interesting ideas, even though the language is a little out there

Can't believe it

I absolutely hated this book and though I finished it - am amazed I wasted my time.
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