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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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Apr 19, 12

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Read on April 16, 2012

An extremely middling book. I don't understand how it won the Pulitzer, but I also can't understand the hate it's getting either. It was a swift, entertaining read and it had some interesting insight on aging and trying to make your own way in the world. Full disclosure, I'm twenty years old and extremely confused at the moment, so i found it mildly relatable. Maybe if I was a bit older, I would absolutely hate this.

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“We stand there, quiet. My questions 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 behind?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

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