Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

This was one of the new books in the library. I really enjoyed it. It tells of something that really happened in New York in the 70s, when a man strung a wire between the Twin Towers and walked across. Each chapter is narrated by a different person in the city-poor and rich, white and black alike. I really liked that the author did that. The book tells how everyday lives of people in the city were affected by this event. At the beginning of each chapter, it was a bit slow, but they all picked up. Also, the book was kind of confusing, as you didn't know who was narrating the chapter at first, but you quickly figured it out. 4 1/2 stars.

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