A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-06-08
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Jennifer Egan
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 1,181 Ratings)

A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan read online review & book description:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCE WINNER With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human" (The Chicago Tribune).

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. 

“Pitch perfect.... Darkly, rippingly funny.... Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Posted Reviews

  • One of my favorites

    5
    By brunaalice
    Read this a few years back, and I still think of this book fondly. I loved how the story was told through different characters who were all somehow interconnected.
  • Moio

    4
    By ' Tj
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  • Tasteless, and disturbingly detached

    1
    By ClareCece
    Horrible, boring book. I finished the entire book. I kept waiting for some kind of redemption from the insensitive detachment to the mild traumas the characters were experiencing, and it never came. As a rape survivor, I find the chapter coming from the rapists point of view to be particularly disturbing and tasteless. Also the young teenage girls being drugged and abused by an old guy (again told from his perspective) was kind of revolting.
  • Transcendence

    5
    By Shaye bae bae
    Never have I read a better book than this one. So much beauty in the writing and the author’s wisdom that I felt like my heart was going to swell out its natural place in my body. I will never forget this book and will forever now see things through a new lens. Thank you Jennifer Egan. I was worried with all the almost unreadable writing being published, that new great works of literature that weren’t overly depressing were never going to exist again. I am just floating right now having finished this book and am a little bit sad it’s over. This book for me is like Scotty...breaking through the banal and conventional...true beauty and art.
  • Horrible book

    1
    By Dfsuperman
    I had to read this book for school and it was one of the most irrelevant and pointless books I have ever read. Each chapter is totally different from the one before and the storyline is practically non-existent (although a few of the chapters are connected by flashbacks and stuff like that). Random new characters that had nothing to do with the story came up in almost every chapter, and chapter 12 was literally a PowerPoint written by some girl that made no sense and had nothing to do with anything. There were no lessons/morals that I was able to take from this book considering that there was barely even a storyline to this whole novel. I certainly don't recommend wasting your time reading it unless you have to (like me).
  • Almost Perfect

    4
    By mrsavmixadatto
    I loved the first 80 percent of this book and could read an entire novel about the characters in the chapter "A to B." I thought Ms. Egan did a flawless job of connecting the characters within the stories. Brilliant. Like others, however, the last few chapters fell flat for me and the final chapter was just....huh?
  • Connections

    5
    By robpage
    Loved every word. Drop everything and read it.
  • Disappointing

    2
    By HSH Nurse
    This book was a huge disappointment. I looked forward to reading it because of all the great reviews but WOW! It was difficult to navigate. It was one little story after another little story and I spent more time trying to figure out who was who then I did trying to enjoy the story. Actually, there was no story.
  • A visit from the goon squad

    1
    By lauren anderson
    One of the worst books I've read in a long time. Don't bother, it was totally disjointed; I finally gave up with the power point chapter. Terrible.
  • Too bad...

    1
    By BYJDJapan
    The first half was great and I was really enjoying the story and the characters. Suddenly I found it unbearable to read and truly did not care how it ended.

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