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The story in itself is great, but the writing technique that Egan uses made it even more interesting.
Each of its thirteen chapters is told from the perspective of a different character, yet each of them connects in some way to other characters in the overall story.
I thought the power point chapter was too clever for its own good and by the end of this book I was flipping through the pages just to finish it.
I anticipated this book the way one anticipates a glass of fine wine, the kiss from a lover you haven't seen in weeks, or any of a million sublime potentialities. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Aniko Carmean
Exquisite writing. Some haven't liked the narrator - I thought she did an excellent job with challenging materials in terms of alternative voices.Published 5 days ago by Cherie L. Rodgers
The beginning seemed divisive and trying to be oh-so-clever (the old patient-tells-shrink backstory), then the middle actually had some magic-- I assume the magic is why it won the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Thurston Wilfred Hildebrand, III
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, is a novel that displays the lives of a handful of people throughout their life times. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Victoria S.
This was way too confusing. I love books told from different perspectives but this one had no time continuity. I kept thinking I should just quit reading it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by N. Putnam
A bit disappointed. Had ordered this book based on a NPR book review but that did not mention some of the outright sexual stuff that seems to be so prevalent today ... Read morePublished 23 days ago by N. Woods
This is a sprawling book that covers too many characters and eras to list. That makes this book challenging and interesting, but also exhausting and sometimes confusing. Read morePublished 23 days ago by D. Spillane