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Publisher Description

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 former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
June 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
39.5
MB

Customer Reviews

mrsavmixadatto ,

Almost Perfect

I loved the first 80 percent of this book and could read an entire novel about the characters in the chapter "A to B." I thought Ms. Egan did a flawless job of connecting the characters within the stories. Brilliant. Like others, however, the last few chapters fell flat for me and the final chapter was just....huh?

DesignGirl80 ,

Goon Squad

Enjoyed it. A worthwhile read. Good character development.

Lgudbdkdi ,

What happened?

The beginning of this book reads interesting enough, but as soon as I started to get excited about the characters introduced the author seems to get confused - or at least she confused me! I spent more energy trying to keep up with who was who and who was where & when that I became exasperated! What was the point? Time travel? New technology? A look into the future? What happened to the story? And why did this win a Pulitzer? Oh that's right, the chapter written in power point. Other than that quirky chapter, I didn't find it a very novel novel. (pun intended)

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