This book focuses on two main characters: Bennie, an aging music producer, and Sasha, his one time assistant. Their pasts are revealed in a series of chapters that read more like short stories. The story and characters are interesting, the book is well written and easy to follow, despite the unconnected chapters. Fascinating look at the passage of time, and how sometimes life propels us in directions we don’t necessarily mean to go.


“I felt no shame in these activities, because I understood what almost no one else seemed to grasp: that there was only an infinitesimal difference, a difference so small that it barely existed except as a figment of the human imagination, between working in a tall green glass building on Park Avenue and collecting litter in a park. In fact, there may have been no difference at all.”
― Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“Time’s a goon, right? You gonna let that goon push you around?” Scotty shook his head. “The goon won.”
― Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

-Brief review written by Megan Pasche