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updated Sep 18, 2014 04:41PM
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Eric Rampson
An author needs a REALLY good reason to use second-person. In this case, Egan does it so well that, when the real reason pops up in the last sentence, it is almost easy to miss while being one of the most brilliant moments in the book.

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updated Jun 10, 2014 02:22PM
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Glauber Ribeiro
I was moved by the redemption story at the end. I enjoyed the portraits of musicians and people in the music business. Time is a goon. ...more
updated May 01, 2014 09:12AM
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Recensione di Tancredi per lo Speciale Pulitzer: http://www.lastambergadeilettori.com/...

Il tempo è un bastardo è (ormai lo si può affermare con leggerezza) un classico esempio della narrativa postmoderna statunitense, al punto da pensare che nella sua...
updated Apr 21, 2014 09:56AM
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Erinn Paige
Hello West Side Stories fans!

Don't forget that this week we'll be discussing A Visit from the Goon Squadby Jennifer Egan on THURSDAY APRIL 24 at 6:30!

As usual, we'll be meeting at Barriques on Old Sauk road, and our Friends Group will be buying drinks!... ...more
updated Apr 04, 2014 07:19AM
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Erinn Paige
When I started this one, the chapters really threw me because each one was different-- I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be paying attention to. But once I read Egan's idea of A Visit from the Goon Squadas a concept album, I had MUCH more fun-- check... ...more
updated Feb 04, 2014 11:25PM
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Yeah. I don't think I know of enough actors in the 24-25 year old age range. Also known as "boys that I could have babysat when I was in college." ...more
updated Jan 25, 2014 08:32AM
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Tracy Reilly
Ellen wrote: "Jennifer, How could you not include the pause in DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN by Lee Michaels. (1971) in your PPT chapter?"

Good one! But, can't have everything!!)) ...more
updated Jan 09, 2014 01:10PM
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Marc Nash
pleasure guys ...more
updated Dec 16, 2013 02:18PM
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Kamil wrote: "I know and I have already done that:)..."

I noticed! You're on the ball. :) ...more
updated Sep 06, 2013 09:51AM
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N Khan
We are reading Jennifer Egan's Pullitzer winner A Visit From The Goon Squad. We will be meeting again at Patrick Henry's Pub and Grille in Church Hill. ...more
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