Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa Has a Surprise for You!

A new RTG kit!--A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. In a review, Janet Maslin of the New York Times has this to say:
Ms. Egan uses goon as a synonym for time, as in: "Time’s a goon, right? You gonna let that goon push you around?" Taking some of her inspiration from Proust’s "In Search of Lost Time" as well as some from "The Sopranos," she creates a set of characters with assorted links to the music business and lets time have its way with them. Virtually no one in this elaborately convoluted book winds up the better for wear. But Ms. Egan can be such a piercingly astute storyteller that the exhilaration of reading her outweighs the bleak destinies she describes.

A Visit from the Goon Squad author, Jennifer Egan, was the winner of a Pulitzer Prize in April. And, it was announced that A Visit from the Goon Squad will be made into an HBO series in near future!

The kit is hosted by the Keene Public Library and is available on a first come, first served basis. Keene is hosting three kits and has decided that taking advance reservations doesn't work for the library. Please call Gail Zachariah at 352-0157 if you have questions.

Image courtesy Open Clip Art Library.

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