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James Franco Summer Reading

Summer Reading Part 5: A Visit From the Goon Squad

James Franco | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

In A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan created a network of characters and places that is both as solid and as open ended as life. The book is the perfect blend of accessible writing, innovative design and literary pedigree.

Summer Reading, Part 3: Remembering the Lovely Details of The Virgin Suicides

James Franco | Posted 08.11.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

The extensive detailing that gives the novel its raison d'être makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov --- especially since Nabokov, in Lolita, was as eager as Eugenides is here to mix pop-culture references and incredibly apt metaphors.