[PDF/EPUB] A Visit from the Goon Suad AUTHOR Jennifer Egan



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  1. says:

    Um this is just BAAAAAAD Bold face capital letters BAD Absolutely awful Whatweretheythinking????? Oh I forgot they weren'tWhen did the Pulitzer become the Puke litzer? I'll never again trust that prize designation except with books from a long time ago Don't be fooled by the first chapter which is not too bad Sort of an in

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    Spoiler alert You will get old You will die Things will never be like they are right now And yet how things are right now will determi

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    hell's bells believe this hypethis book is the saddest truest wisest book i have ever read in a single day which is not to belittle it my tear

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    I attended a novel writing workshop last week and one of the things that I took home with me was write to express

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    This is the best book ever that has a whole chapter done in power point I hate power point I think it was invented by the devil and given to humanity to make us even dumber than we are now I think teachers who use power poin

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    The National Book Critics Circle Award A PennFaulkner Award Finalist The freaking Pulitzer It has to be good right? I thought so to the point that it was the only book that i brought with me on the plane this weekend but I was really disappointed This book a collection of uasi connected short stories covers a span of time between the 1970s and 2020s and follows a variety of people most notably a former punk rocker turned

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    I was going to post a really cool review of this post dated from the year 202X but I couldn't get Goodreads to display my PowerPoint presentation correctly This is a lie I did not write a PowerPoint book review because Iam lazyam not that cleverdon't have PowerPoint Or is it all three? It is all threeI loved this book which is funny because it's basically short stories and I usually don't have the patience f

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    Time is a strange old fella isn't it? It creeps up on you and changes you bit by bit until you the new you and the old you are barely than strangers to one anotherYou can see time as a continuum a line stretching from the past into the future a long straight road to travel along with occasional proverbial 'road not taken' splitting off to the side where barely perceptible changes accumulate one by one Or else you can lo

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    Taking home the Pulitzer it's clear to me what type of novels are favored the novels deemed fresh and classic simultaneously Like Olive Kitteridge or The Interpreter of Maladies this is a novel made up of short stories all of them vivid anecdotes of people surrounding the music industry as in musicians roadies fans relatives etc in precise clear cut slivers of everyday life Jennifer Egan's prose is exciting her method of bleedin

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    Normally I don't start reviewing books before I've finished them but saying how much I hate this book at the halfway point is catharticI hate this book I HATE IT SO MUCH Is it well written? Probably Complex characters? Yeah I'll give them th

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Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar an aging former punk rocker and record executive and Sasha the passionate tro. Spoiler alert You will get old You will die Things will never be like they are right now And yet how things are right now will determine how they are in the future This is soThe goon in the title of this book is time It opens with a uote from Proust the poet laureate of memory about how we cannot recapture the people we were in past the places where we were those people but rather that those people exist within us always And that it seems to me is or less the book in a nutshell But oh how it gets there How the story unfolds stories really is breathtaking This the best book I ve read this yearA collection of narratives they aren t really stories centered around various record industry denizens an aging producer his assistant her college best friend the producer s mentor his wife s brother a publicist etc Goon Suad is a novel about lives It opens with Sasha the beautiful troubled assistant to record producer Bennie Salazar and continues on through a host of characters who knew them And knew is the word here for the lesson of the book seems to be that we are not the same people we were before Those people are dead and yet the people we all became the sagging sad tired knowing people we are now those people are inextricably tied to the people we were We are simultaneously incapable of recovering what was lost and yet bound to know what it is that we re missingDoes this sound like the book is horribly horribly sad It isn t It s beautiful and clever and very smart and okay a little bit heartbreaking One of my favorite aspects of the book is how it deals with technology Facebook in the novel is a kind of memory excavating lost lives from the ether reconnecting people with the people they were beforeor at least the people they knew before And in the end it s a burst of horrible relentless technology that seems to save the music business And one of the most powerful chapters of the book is told in powerpoint To wrench soul from the teeth of a Microsoft product is truly a feat unto itself In fact this book may be one of the most subtly speculative works of fiction I ve read It presents a future near enough to include all of us close enough to be recognizable and still strangely different from where we are todayI realize this review dances around the book It tells you what the book is about without really telling much of what the story is And that s because the story of the book wouldn t sound like much on its own Some people grow up They work in the music business Their friends die and then so does their business But those people keep going They have lives and love affairs and children They make new friends and rediscover people they assumed were dead Their lives cross with one another in myriad ways And then they cross again I keep returning again and again to the section on Jocelyn a girl who ran away from home to be with a record producer a man who spit her out almost before he was done chewing her up The passage is on page 65 and it s one of several haunting paragraphs in Jocelyn s sectionWe stand there uiet My uestions all seem wrong How did you get so old Was it all at once in a day or did you peter out bit by bit When did you stop having parties Did everyone else get old too or was it just you Are other people still here hiding in the palm trees or holding their breath underwater When did you last swim your laps Do your bones hurt Did you know this was coming and hide that you knew or did it ambush you from behindThis book it ambushed me ನೆನಪಿನ ದೋಣಿಯಲ್ಲಿ us always And that it seems to me is or less the book in a nutshell But oh how it gets there How the story Nenapina Doniyali #AUTHOR#Kuvempu#END# unfolds stories really is breathtaking This the best book I ve read this yearA collection of narratives they aren t really stories centered around various record industry denizens an aging producer his assistant her college best friend the producer s mentor his wife s brother a publicist etc Goon Suad is a novel about lives It opens with Sasha the beautiful troubled assistant to record producer Bennie Salazar and continues on through a host of characters who knew them And knew is the word here for the lesson of the book seems to be that we are not the same people we were before Those people are dead and yet the people we all became the sagging sad tired knowing people we are now those people are inextricably tied to the people we were We are simultaneously incapable of recovering what was lost and yet bound to know what it is that we re missingDoes this sound like the book is horribly horribly sad It isn t It s beautiful and clever and very smart and okay a little bit heartbreaking One of my favorite aspects of the book is how it deals with technology Facebook in the novel is a kind of memory excavating lost lives from the ether reconnecting people with the people they were beforeor at least the people they knew before And in the end it s a burst of horrible relentless technology that seems to save the music business And one of the most powerful chapters of the book is told in powerpoint To wrench soul from the teeth of a Microsoft product is truly a feat Pukat (Serial Anak-anak Mamak, Buku 3) unto itself In fact this book may be one of the most subtly speculative works of fiction I ve read It presents a future near enough to include all of Hard Times Create Strong Men us close enough to be recognizable and still strangely different from where we are todayI realize this review dances around the book It tells you what the book is about without really telling much of what the story is And that s because the story of the book wouldn t sound like much on its own Some people grow The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires up They work in the music business Their friends die and then so does their business But those people keep going They have lives and love affairs and children They make new friends and rediscover people they assumed were dead Their lives cross with one another in myriad ways And then they cross again I keep returning again and again to the section on Jocelyn a girl who ran away from home to be with a record producer a man who spit her out almost before he was done chewing her Aisyah - The endless love up The passage is on page 65 and it s one of several haunting paragraphs in Jocelyn s sectionWe stand there 21 Lessons for the 21st Century uiet My Arkadaşım Muzo uestions all seem wrong How did you get so old Was it all at once in a day or did you peter out bit by bit When did you stop having parties Did everyone else get old too or was it just you Are other people still here hiding in the palm trees or holding their breath Yalnız Tatil underwater When did you last swim your laps Do your bones hurt Did you know this was coming and hide that you knew or did it ambush you from behindThis book it ambushed me

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Ves of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years in locales as varied as New York San Francisco Naples and Africa. Taking home the Pulitzer it s clear to me what type of novels are favored the novels deemed fresh and classic simultaneously Like Olive Kitteridge or The Interpreter of Maladies this is a novel made up of short stories all of them vivid anecdotes of people surrounding the music industry as in musicians roadies fans relatives etc in precise clear cut slivers of everyday life Jennifer Egan s prose is exciting her method of bleeding one story onto the next of building up these what Mario Vargas Llosa so elouently calls communicating vessels is a true feat There is an avalanche effect of moods and tones which is why the last story perhaps not the best in the bunch carries with it the hefty stigma of all those that came before it I also really enjoyed a whole chapter displayed in Power Point format The span of years seems negligible for the feeling of youth life is expertly crystallized Enjoyable a bit chaotic certainly not tame I mean even the theme of rock and roll exuberance is interesting in itself A sprinkle of Bret Easton Ellis I mean the good kind alongside other voices of the Zeitgeist you have a very clever winning book ክቡር ድንጋይ up of short stories all of them vivid anecdotes of people surrounding the music industry as in musicians roadies fans relatives etc in precise clear cut slivers of everyday life Jennifer Egan s prose is exciting her method of bleeding one story onto the next of building Non-Spesifik up these what Mario Vargas Llosa so elouently calls communicating vessels is a true feat There is an avalanche effect of moods and tones which is why the last story perhaps not the best in the bunch carries with it the hefty stigma of all those that came before it I also really enjoyed a whole chapter displayed in Power Point format The span of years seems negligible for the feeling of youth life is expertly crystallized Enjoyable a bit chaotic certainly not tame I mean even the theme of rock and roll exuberance is interesting in itself A sprinkle of Bret Easton Ellis I mean the good kind alongside other voices of the Zeitgeist you have a very clever winning book

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Ubled young woman he employs Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts the reader does in intimate detail along with the secret li. The National Book Critics Circle Award A PennFaulkner Award Finalist The freaking Pulitzer It has to be good right I thought so to the point that it was the only book that i brought with me on the plane this weekend but I was really disappointed This book a collection of uasi connected short stories covers a span of time between the 1970s and 2020s and follows a variety of people most notably a former punk rocker turned music executive and a young troubled kleptomaniac turned an adult troubled kleptomaniac The titular goon suad euals passing time and the major theme of the book seems to be Hey things change over time The first thing I noticed about the book is that I had already read several of the chapters in short story compilations and magazines over the past five or six years The second thing I noticed was that I didn t enjoy any of them I couldn t shake the feeling that Egan was distracting me from tired story lines and baffling semi heartless characters with a slew of gimmicks For example This story is written in second person Please don t pay attention to the fact that it is merely one of a billion stories you have read in writing workshops about a love triangle between high sad college students in New York City The lack of heart and not my style writing style did not blend well with the characters or stories which seemed like a very over used collection of people and places A unhappy rich person who is not sure what to do with his life in New York City People unsure of what to do with their lives collected in a loft somewhere in New York City Some people on drugs and not sure how they got there at the intersection of two streets in New York City Not that I don t think that you can write a successful soul having book about unsure people in New York City I just didn t find this one touching or innovative or well written although I admit the best story in the book is the often mentioned Power Point story I simply couldn t get over the fact that Egan seemed to have trouble having her characters really feel Often she fell back on 1 mentioning 9 11 in a vague way or 2 mentioning that the character in uestion had tried to slit their wrists several times in the past or 3 having a dog bark in the distance Seriously A dog barks in the distance on the last page of the novel I hope that does not count a spoiler Oh and I forgot to mention the worst thing Egan should have won an award for Worst Last Lines of Stories Again these last lines seemed to be attempts at meaningfulness that really fell flat for me as a reader And while I ve read some reviews that call the work satire and Egan a humorist I often found the work silly and meaningless instead of funny and insightful I also kept getting the feeling that parts of the book was cobbled together that Egan was forcing some of her shorter works into the novel ish thing she was working on example the story about the general One of the other issues is that I can just think of so many better books in the last two years or so that were not recognized with such consistent praise like Maile Meloy s Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It It has fewer bells and whistles but it has a boatload of well written stories and heartfelt characters Seriously go read that book instead In the last story in the book a huge crowd gathers for a concert not because they like the music but because they have heard through social media that it is going to be a really great show This is exactly how I felt about the book itself I read some great reviews I saw some friends mention it online and i bought it without inuiring further The one difference I guess is that the concert in the book ends up being goodI think part of the problem is that I went in with very high expectations But another part of the problem was that I wasn t made to care about any of the characters or their actions and that I found the innovative tools used to tell many the stories to be largely distracting and gimmicky There used to be two buildings in that empty space of sky A dog barked in the distance