Teaser Tuesday: A Visit from the Goon Squad

In 2011 a lot of book bloggers have been raving about this book by Jennifer Egan. I’ve been meaning to purchase it. I did before 2011 ended. However, I’ve only recently started reading it.

“The warrior smiles at Charlie. He’s nineteen only five years older than she is, and has lived away from his village since he was ten. But he’s sung for enough American tourists to recognize that in her world, Charlie is a child. Thirty-five years from now, in 2008, this warrior will be caught in the tribal violence between the Kikuyu and the Luo and will die in a fire…”

So what’s your teaser today? 

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This book is actually one of the book-prizes in the challenge we are hosting called Award Winning Books Reading Challenge 2012. If you wish to join you can check out the details here and sign up here. We’ll be giving out prizes every month. Hope to see you sign up!

18 Comments on Teaser Tuesday: A Visit from the Goon Squad

  1. Good selection. It makes me want to know more.

    Here’s my teaser.

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  2. Interesting book!
    Question about the challenge: is being #1 NYT Bestseller considered a recognition and would such books qualify for the challenge?

    Also not sure if this post fits in with Teaser Tuesday, but here’s a link anyway :) http://www.inbetweencovers.com/2012/01/binchy-and-dpp-41.html

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    • Hi Vera, interesting question. Hmm.. perhaps for now we stick to just books that actually won an award/recognition – both local/international. I have just reviewed Cathy Day’s The Circus in Winter – but didn’t include it despite the fact that it’s been nominated for quite a few awards since it technically didn’t win a medal/honor award.

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  3. I read this one as an ARC early last year (I think!). Great teaser…I enjoyed parts of the book more than others. Hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s MY TT POST and here’s
    MY WEBSITE

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  4. I’ve never read this one, but have always loved Egan. Will have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  5. Never heard of this, but that teaser makes me want to know more.

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  6. Yes, I read this as an ebook and really enjoyed it. Though not as much as I thought, I think the reviews put my expectations a bit high!

    Thanks for visiting Read@UTS too!

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  7. That so leaves me wanting to know more.. Good teaser. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  8. I love the title… it’s just awesome! Great teaser :) Thanks for sharing!
    If you’re interested, I reviewed by TT book “Double.” You can check it out here http://stephsbookcorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-double.html

    New twitter follower :) yay!

    Stephanie @Steph’s Book Corner

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  9. Oh great teaser!! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  10. I keep hearing about the book but now, I really want to read it.

    Btw, thanks for your insightful comment on my blog(:

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  11. Great teaser! Been hearing a lot about that book too, perhaps I should check it out sometime. Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday =)

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  12. Wow, I haven’t seen that one anywhere before, definitely an interesting title. The teaser is quite intense..and sort of sad. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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