A Visit from the Goon Squad is a collection of short stories. Each story is about a different character, but they all inhabit the same social/work/family circle. The stories are told from different vantage points, including one kid who writes his chapter in PowerPoint slides. ‘Goon Squad’ revolves around the Music Industry but book really deals with relationships. The stories take place in the past, the present and even the future.
Egan writes well: her style was clever and experimental, and the characters were interesting. But the theme of the story was thin. I felt like I hadn’t read anything when I finished.