A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

I’m already conflicted by this book, so I’m taking the lazy way out and merely listing my reactions as I posted them on Goodreads: “This seems too clever for its own good. I kind of hate it so far. I’m sticking with it, but find the encapsulation of a subject’s life in a single paragraph…

The Master

Once again, Paul Thomas Anderson has made a flawed work of genius. Freddie Quell is a WWII vet, psychologically damaged before he even went to war and currently spends his time drinking solvents and cleaners during and between various jobs. He stumbles upon “the master’s” (Lancaster Dodd’s) vessel before it embarks upon a seafaring, brain-washing…