Hello, this week we are spoiling you with two Something's for the weekend! Lucky you.
A visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
'Times a goon right? You gonna let that goon push you around?' Inevitably that is exactly what happens to the characters in this beautifully written and subtly moving novel. The circular narrative picks up the characters in different stages of their lives and weaves their stories together to make a hugely satisfying read. Plus a chapter written as a PowerPoint presentation, what more could you want?
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. But who or what is the little stranger?
This brilliantly written chiller is definitely the best novel i read in 2010. Everyone will have their own ideas about what has really taken place. Guaranteed to provoke debate.