A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Goon Squad #1

Jennifer Egan

273 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced
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Jennifer Egan's spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each ot...

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Community Reviews Summary of 18,275 reviews

Moods

reflective 78%
emotional 57%
funny 32%
challenging 26%
sad 24%
dark 22%
adventurous 20%
hopeful 13%
mysterious 10%
inspiring 7%
tense 6%
lighthearted 5%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 20%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 26% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.72

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