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Greg Metcalf
I loved this book and will read it again. It might be interesting to try it in chronological order, following the list that Christopher put together. But I wonder if when the author and publisher decided the order they put it in "got the most emotional... ...more
updated Jun 06, 2015 03:39PM
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Monique Baez
I truly enjoyed this book. I'll first say that I am a big fan of short story collections, and especially short story collections where characters pop up in each other's stories and this was that to the max.

While there is no linear plot, the characters... ...more
updated Jan 27, 2015 11:44AM
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Mary Wood
I wanted to like this book...and 1 just couldn't. It was difficult to find anything to like or care about with any of the characters. ...more
updated Nov 28, 2014 10:57AM
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Dena Huff
Jenna wrote: "Candice wrote: "I have two questions about this chapter. I've done a re-read of a few parts trying to figure this out but can't. There are spoilers in my questions though:[spoilers removed]"


It also talks about it later in the Sasha/... ...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 Batykefer
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 Batykefer
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
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