A Visit from the Goon Squad

“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”

I really thought that this 2010 Pulitzer-winning novel by Jennifer Egan was gorgeous. Very clever structure that defies chronological ordering or a straight forward plot-line. The characters a beautifully drawn and despite the fragmented layout of the story, I found I was hooked on the characters’ stories and the way they weaved in and out of each other’s lives. The ‘goon’ in this story is time itself and Egan explores how none of us are exempt from it. A funny, insightful and very intelligent novel.
4stars MA

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