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Reviewer Spotlight: A self-proclaimed nerd's take on A Visit From the Goon Squad

A few weeks ago we asked all of our readers to send in their book reviews of A Visit From the Goon Squad for our Reviewer Spotlight contest—out of all those entries, this very personal review was the one we chose to feature.

Review by Helene Paquin

I’m not sure what led me to reserve this book at my local library, but I’m glad I did. Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad is an entertaining read and I’ll be sure to pick up her previous books when I return this one. Contrary to her journalistic background, she uses a different writing style for each chapter and ignores the rule that stories usually follow a sequential timeline—it’s the opposite of a newspaper article.