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I found it difficult to care or sympathize with any of the characters.
I like to leave a book with at least one favorable impression of the writing or an original idea, some message the writer wanted to convey to readers.
I really picked this book up solely on the cover blurb and having read a short story of Egan's a few months ago.
I was really disappointed in this book. It had a great premise, but I didn't think the author really developed the potential at all. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The bookish
Just brilliant. Great characters, brilliant plotting and the futuristic parts of eerily accurate.Published 2 months ago by book lover
Look at me- when I was done with book, I didn't' want to look at any of the characters. I am an avid reader. I am sorry that I wasted my time reading this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carrie A. Gallagher
For whatever reason this book reminds me of the writing style of Chuck Palanhniuk and was reminiscent of his work Invisible Monsters. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Debra G. Hendren
The only reason I bought this book was due to my complete obsession with A Visit from the Goon Squad. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Allison Burke
Jennifer Egan is such a talented writer-- I love "A visit to the Goon Squad" --- but there is a point in this book that is absolutely revolting . .. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Buzz
love her stories. although I am more concerned with her structured writing than her story. So I liked it more as as a learning tool.Published 6 months ago by laki wieting
Egan's gifts are rare indeed. Her characters reveal their shadow selves with light so bright one needs wear a welder's mask to watch them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bill
Like many of the other reviews, I thought this book was a little disjointed and not all the storylines were complete (or believable). Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Field