… a set of thirteen interrelated stories with a large set of characters all connected to Bennie Salazar, a record company executive, and his assistant, Sasha. …
Original. Well written. Well researched. BUT I only got halfway through.
Egan is a great writer. But this book centers on mostly self-destructive characters none of whom I liked nor related with.
I’ve had it with narratives with only unlikable characters — for example, Succession on TV.
When published in 2010 nobody liked this book aside from critics. I’m not surprised.
The most impressive thing about the first 60% of this book 😀 for me was her take on how people age. It has a nonlinear chronology with different character’s point of view at different times of life.
This was also depressing.
Trivia ~ Jennifer Egan once dated Steve Jobs.