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Paperback A Visit from the Goon Squad Book

ISBN: 0307477479

ISBN13: 9780307477477

A Visit from the Goon Squad

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER National Book Critics Circle Award Winner PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Best Book One 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 Bennie is an aging...

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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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