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This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann
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Jul 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: summer-reading-club

SUMMER READING CLUB: "This novel takes us underground into the subway tunnels and into the lives of the sandhogs who built them and into the lives of people of the homeless community who now reside in them. Both stories,told in an alternating fashion, come together in one as the book nears its end.

It is an interesting glimpse into both ways of life and into the tunnels themselves. There are so many sections no longer used in the subway system that even though this is a work of fiction, you know that there are several communities like this in actuality.

I will be reading more of his books in the hot days to come."

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