A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
It is a while since I have finished this very acclaimed book, and the disappointment and the feeling of "a big mess" that occurred after I’d read it, are still no faded. I can't definitely call this book a novel, but rather a collection of short stories more or less linked each other. The overall sensation is of a crowd; a crowd of too many characters, times and styles, a daring but an incoherent mess. I am sorry, but I can’t stop thinking about this book as a revived Dadaist experiment, an obsolete avangardist literary attempt to mix everything up: people, voices, moods, moments, music, silence, words and slides… Power Point slides, I mean! And what it really disappointed me is that this book, or novel or whatever it could be called has even got the Pulitzer last year!
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