Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A Visit from the Good Squad

Starbucks Voguing

I have nothing against books that hook me right from the beginning, but there is an intense sense of fulfillment in a book that draws out that satisfaction and makes you wait for it. I have friends who gorge themselves on books, mainlining them in record number. I often prefer to savor my reads and have even been known to force myself to put a book down so that I'll have more to enjoy the next day.

 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan was good until more than halfway through when pieces began to magically fit together. It's at this point that I often find myself looking up, trying to catch the eye of someone around me so that I can experience that moment of contentment with someone else. Egan crossed space and time like a veteran time traveler. Plus, an entire chapter told in a compelling PowerPoint? Genius. Trust me.

*Busy, busy with planning a last minute press conference this week, but I just had to write something about this book.


  1. I especially love that opening paragraph! I absolutely agree! I love me an easy read from cover to cover, but the ones that I remember are those books that take a bit to get into...

    p.s. Thank you Serena for your kind and encouraging words on my shop about my business ventures! I really appreciate it!

  2. Oooh sounds good! I'm reading Looking For Alaska right now and it's quite good:)