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The Candy House

Jennifer Egan

Started Reading
Feb 10, 2023
Finished Reading
Feb 13, 2023

I barely remembered A Visit From the Goon Squad, whose characters pop up here, but I’m not sure that it mattered in the end. I didn’t expect it to lean into sci-fi territory as much as it did. Overall I enjoyed it, and I actually wish Egan had taken more time with the various threads she was pulling together. There’s a lot of characters, and formal shifts (many of them supporting the humor) but it also felt like a rush, and the characters were exiting the stage almost as soon as they’d been introduced.