Category Archives: Egan, Jennifer

The Shadow World: Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach

They were staring at him as if he’d gone unhinged. How to explain the workings of the shadow world in a way that would persuade them? He didn’t have to, of course, but Dexter always preferred argument to brute force. … Continue reading

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Weekend Miscellany: Other People’s Points of View

I was a bit snarky about both A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Professor. Other people have read them quite differently–or at least more favorably. Here, for instance, is an excerpt from Olivia Laing’s recent review of The … Continue reading

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The Goon Squad visited; I was not at home.

What to do when you read a critically acclaimed, award-winning, highly successful and popular novel and are unmoved? That’s my problem on finishing Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad–finishing belatedly, because (and this is a symptom of my … Continue reading

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