The Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize. I expected something profound. I’m not sure why, but my expectations were pretty high. It’s not profound. But I don’t think it’s trying to be. Egan plays with the idea of time and perspective as she jumps from character to character. It’s well written and the jarring transitions quickly settle into their place in the novel. A chapter snapshot is taken of each life and placed into a collage to create the overall effect of a story. Through time, people change in their own eyes and the eyes of others. There is no grand moral to the book nor is it an inspiring story of change. It’s a story that simply highlights change.