Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

This novel deserves its place on the best of lists. It is an extensive set of interconnected stories that loop around an aging rock-and-roll producer, his assistant, and an unconventional cast of characters on various continents and over many decades.

Aging plays a role in many of the stories, usually in a brusque way, often in a few compacted sections at the end of a chapter that often contain a postscript that looks into the future.

3 Stars

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