Category Archives: Goon Squad

A to B

7  A to B Stephanie and Bennie had lived in Crandale a year before they were invited to a party. It wasn’t a place that warmed easily to strangers. They’d known that going in and hadn’t cared – they had … Continue reading

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Horn! reviews A Visit from the Goon Squad

One of our favourite reviews of A Visit from the Goon Squad so far, Horn! reviews Egan’s novel in the form of a nine panel comic strip, brilliantly capturing the ebb and flow of time, youth, adulthood and death. We’ll … Continue reading

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X’s and O’s

6  X’s and O’s Here’s how it started: I was sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park reading a copy of Spin I’d swiped from Hudson News, observing East Village females crossing the park on their way home from … Continue reading

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You (Plural)

5 You (Plural) It’s all still there: the pool with its blue and yellow tiles from Portugal, water laughing softly down a black stone wall. The house is the same, except quiet. The quiet makes no sense. Nerve gas? Overdoses? … Continue reading

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Goon Squad review on Futurebook

 FutureBook, the Bookseller-associated digital publishing blog, have published a great review by Alastair Horne of  A Visit from the Goon Squad: The Special Edition App. The novel has received great critical acclaim and recognition from many quarters culminating in the Pulitzer … Continue reading

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Another win for Egan (Goon Squad)

A Visit from the Goon Squad receives yet more accolades… Jennifer Egan was awarded with the prize for fiction on Friday April 29th, at the 31st annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize for the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad. The ceremony was … Continue reading

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Safari

4 Safari I. Grass   ‘Remember, Charlie? In Hawaii? When we went to the beach at night and it started to rain?’ Rolph is talking to his older sister, Charlene, who despises her real name. But because they’re crouched around a … Continue reading

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