Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, this collage of stories is some pretty virtuoso shit. Each chapter is about a different individual, but their different stories constantly criss-cross and overlap. Stories take place on a safari in Africa, early 1980s San Francisco, 1990s Naples, an unnamed third world country, and modern day New York.

Sasha is the character who has the biggest role in the narrative, and the book is at its best when it focuses on her. A chapter that uses Power Point slides will move you a shocking amount.

Highly recommended.

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