A Visit From the Goon Squad
2 journalers for this copy...
Secondly I struggled with the fact that the stories aren't told in chronological order meaning sometimes I found it difficult to work out their connections. Nor are they told in the same way, some are narrated in the second person, another is told in first person plural, another is told in a celebrity interview format along with footnotes whilst another section of the book is told in a printed PowerPoint-style slides format.
All in all I found this an interesting use of techniques but for me at least also a muddled and confusing one. However, I did feel a certain empathy for the characters in their struggles against time. The book is at times funny at others sad and whilst it failed to really grab me I can at least see some of its merits and why others would enjoy it.