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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.
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 6 hours 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 4 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 9 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 13 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 13 days ago by D. Spillane
Excellent writing. Some elements are confusing. The story jumps through time. It's a bit experimental but when you get down to the heart of the story, it's very real and impacting. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Chelsea Gayden
Plenty of style and interesting set pieces. Liked the connected lines (reminded me of long form improvisation). Clever, but ultimately kind of boring.Published 21 days ago by Chris McAvoy