Friday, August 26, 2011

50BC2011 #6: Let The Great World Spin

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved the concept of telling the story of the world that spun beneath the tightrope. That said, I always had the sense that the author was trying to hide plot points that weren't really hidden, so that I spent much of the book just wondering when these revelations were going to poke their head out of the narrative. I enjoyed the moments inside Phillipe Petit's mind, and McCann does a great job of crafting NYC and its stories as a figurative gyroscope spinning around the axis of a single event.

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