Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Let the Great World SpinLet the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

I loved this book. The way the author wove the lives of the characters together was masterful. I found myself waiting to see how the final few connections between the various characters would be made. Lovely writing, great characters and not a difficult read.

Recommended here.

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