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Let the Great World Spin
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May 1, 2012
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Jan 29, 2015 Jason rated it really liked it
I used to really enjoy short story collections. I used to read scary ones in elementary school, depressing ones in high school, and I even read trippy ones in college (thinking I was cool). But sometime during my post-college years, my interest in them began to wane. I don’t know whether this can be ascribed to getting older, but I do know that I now get frustrated with short stories. The time I invest in the setting and the characters, acclimating to the storytelling style and pacing—well, ther ...more
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May 20, 2012 Christine Galvin-Combet rated it really liked it
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May 28, 2012 Rhianna rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would after the first few chapters. Knowing it was a collection of short stories, I had no idea how it would play out. It was an interesting (albeit almost unbelievable) tangle of characters and situations, but it worked.

I think what I liked the most was how this one extraordinary event permanently changed these lives in a way no one imagined. I realize it's a work of fiction (minus Petite's story) but its amazing how art affects everyone.
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Jun 08, 2012 Kate LaClair rated it really liked it

I am ashamed to admit this, but I have never been to New York City. After reading this book, I'm happy that when I do go, it will not be the New York City that is described in this book. While I did find many of the characters in this novel interesting, I was disappointed that more wasn't done with some of them and that certain chapters were included, since they seemed to clutter the book with some unnecessary threads. I did find some of the writing beautiful, especially once I got past the fir
Apr 05, 2015 Sovotchka rated it did not like it
I got about halfway through but I couldn't finish this book.
I felt no emotional connection to any of the characters, in fact I felt so little that I got bored of reading.
The setting is interesting, and I would have loved to see where it ultimately goes, but I couldn't concentrate and stopped caring for it.
I know this is not a helpful review but I cannot explain it. Even when a character repeatedly got smashed or beaten up, I didn't care. I hope for you, that this is just me being unresponsive
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