Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Visit from the Goon Squad

I've been reading "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan. It won a Pulitzer. Although, not this year, because no one was good enough.  (Snobs)

The book is a series of vignettes of intertwining characters and it goes between past and present. It details the exuberance and coolness of their youth and then flashes forward to present day with their baggage, anxiety and general decay.

My favorite line that sums up the idea of the book (in my opinion) is:

(describing a junkie couple)

They were huddled up against each other, looking haggard and sexy the way young people can for a little while, until they just look haggard.

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