I loved A Visit from the Goon Squad. There are some books you can imagine yourself writing; there are others that you know you could never write, not because you wouldn't want to, but because you don't have the sheer dizzying talent to write them. Goon Squad was one of those book for me. (For that matter, so was Egan's The Keep.) It’s written not only in first and third, but also in second person. It takes place in various times, including the 1980s and a rather scary future.
In January, I wrote her a note about how much I liked it and she even wrote me back a few weeks later. This week she won the Pulitzer. So I have corresponded with a Pulitzer-prize winner! And once, long ago, I interviewed Carol Shields, who also won the Pulitzer and National Book Critics Circle Award, like Egan. She was a gracious and funny woman, and you can read our interview here: http://aprilhenrymysteries.com/writing/carole_shields.php (excuse the extra e on her name - must get Web master to remove it)!