‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ – Jennifer Egan

London, January 2018 Overview The one with Sasha, a semi-pickpocket and from there, a landscape of characters intertwined over time that ends in a future owned by children with 'handsets' (or smartphones). Thoughts This was very different to what I'd expected, far less linear. I liked it, and couldn't put it down, but also didn't …

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‘The Lola Quartet’ – Emily St. John Mandel

London, January 2018 Overview The one where Anna runs away to Utah, steals $121,000 from a dealer. The Lola Quartet high school students are involved in one way or another. Ten years on, Gavin loses his job and returns, Thoughts This was encouraging in that by their 30s, there was a history of personal disasters, …

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