Carolee Wheeler's Reviews > To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

To Reach the Clouds by Philippe Petit
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Dec 03, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 22 to December 03, 2011

Even though I knew what had happened, the book is written in such a way that we are privy to all of Petit's grandiose plans, his crushing doubts, and his ecstatic mind-babble once "the coup" is realized. The building and building and dashing and building again creates a palpable tension so that, EVEN THOUGH I KNEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED, I was still holding my breath as I read of his first steps on to the wire. Something all people of ideas should read.
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ambimb Not sure I'm a people of ideas, but this story is truly fascinating. Glad to see the book lives up to its promise. I guess my to-read shelf is getting longer...

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