You Can’t Fight the Goon Squad

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Hello party people! I told you I would have more reviews, and here is the first, of a few, that I am starting to crank out! The book I read was this time was A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.  I had this book for years, and  never actually read it until now.  The was one of the books that I totally bought based on it’s cover. I know, I know, “Never judge a book by it cover,” and I didn’t I just like the Tiffany-esque blue color in the middle of a pile of books at Costco, and figured it was worth a shot. I ended up reading this as part of my BookRiot Book Riot Read Harder Challenge as my “A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade” challenge as this book won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and this whole time I just thought it was pretty. Haha.

440px-Jennifer_Egan_Occupy_Wall_Street_2011_ShankboneSo, Ms. Egan, has written a few books, in which A Visit From the Goon Squad, seems to have been her most recent novel in 2010. She has, and maybe still does, write short stories for New York Times Magazine, and recently had a collection of short stories serialized and published in the New Yorker. Not much else is written or on her website.

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