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Ruth’s review of A Visit from the Goon Squad
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Mar 25, 2011 04:31PM
I had a chance to get an ARC of this, but then when the buzz started, they ran out of copies. Glad I didn't miss much.
Mar 28, 2011 05:27AM
I have avoided Egan since reading her first novel, The Invisible Circus, and nothing I've heard since has changed my mind.
Mar 28, 2011 07:45AM
I didn't realize until I had this book home, that Egan also wrote The Keep, which I wasn't crazy about.
Mar 28, 2011 11:29AM
As is many times the case with us -- I thoroughly enjoyed The Keep, Ruth but the descriptions of this one do not sound as appealing. Still, I may give Egan another whirl simply because I'm in a down loop in my reading generally speaking and something out of the norm might shake me loose and get me going again.
Sep 02, 2012 07:31PM
I'm halfway through this Ruth and I think I'm with you. I've enjoyed much of it but just finished an incomprehensible chapter about washed-up publicist, a genocidal dictator and a has-been actress. While much of the book has been entertaining, this chapter made no sense to me and was very poorly written. I will plod on, convinced that things can only get better.
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