Sunday, March 27, 2011

a visit from the goon squad by jennifer egan


How will I resist staying home tomorrow and reading everything ever written by Jennifer Egan? AVFTGS is a mesmerizing collection of connected stories that uses Bennie Salazar, aging record executive, and his younger assistant, Sasha, as spider silk that keeps the story web spinning in this novel about the music industry, survival, and loneliness. One stand out chapter is written as power point; the soundtrack that accompanies said chapter is available on Ms. Egan's website. Don't miss the NY Times review or the Daily Beast interview with Ms. Egan.