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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 574 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780307592835
  • 0307592839
  • 0307477479

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A visit from the Goon Squad

by Egan, Jennifer.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Not my thing

This reads more like a series of interconnected short stories, jumping around in time, than like a novel. It feels more like an experiment in storytelling than a STORY, if you know what I mean. Kind of interesting, but I'm be glad to be done with it.

yuck

could not get into this book

Time is a Goon

The thing I like about this book is the roller coaster it puts you on. Each chapter is told from a different point of view and a different time, never chronological. At the end of each chapter, you're left wanting to know more about the character that was narrating it and angry it's over, so you continue to the next chapter, disappointed realizing you're not going to get your answers here, but then you go through it all again and feel connected to THAT character.

It reminded me of LOST (the TV show) a little bit in that sense. You kind of have your flashbacks and your flashforwards and you're left with questions that you know are not going to be answered in the next episode (or chapter), but the difference is that in Goon Squad, Egan doesn't leave you feeling like a fool for following her on the journey. It does go somewhere and for the most part, your questions will be answered.

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