Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

This novel begins in A Visit from the Goon SquadNew York with kleptomaniac Sasha and her boss, rising music producer Bennie Salazar, before flashing back, with Bennie, to the glory days of Bay Area punk rock, and eventually forward, with Sasha, to a settled life.  This time-hopping narrative is extremely entertaining.    The story skips back and forth in time and place. The voice moves from first person to third person and even to second. In the hands of a less skilled author, this story would not work.  This does have a 'short story' feel to it which I don't care for but, overall, I really enjoyed this book and the creative writing style.

Rating: 4.1 Good

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