Book 1: A Visit From the Goon Squad

Title: A Visit From the Goon Squad

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Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Knopf (Random House)
Number of pages: 274
When and where read: March 2014 on my Kindle app at work
Ratings (scale of 1-10, 10 being THE BEST)
Quality of writing-9
Pace-9
Characters-10
Insight-9
Overall-9

Notes and opinions: This book had GORGEOUS writing. The chapters skip between characters, and all the characters are connected in some way. This could have easily come off really gimmicky and distracting, but I loved it. The book captures beautifully what getting old is like, and all the regrets and challenges that go along with time passing. It also passes back and forth through time,  and there is a lot of insight about how technology changes us and the aging process. Big fan of this book.

Up next: Zombies vs. Unicorns

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One comment on “Book 1: A Visit From the Goon Squad

  1. Gede Prama says:

    you have so much great information in your blog. I struggle to get much reading time but I know I can learn plenty from you, Thank you so much and greetings… :)

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