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The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
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May 06, 12

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This is a very specific kind of book for a very specific kind of audience. It's a serious of essays about the soul and magic of New York City. Every sentence is a dense, philosophical musing about New York. It was almost like poetry. There was no skimming or skipping over things--you had to savor each sentence, re-reading many of them.

So if you're not in love with New York, this book would have nothing for you, but I really enjoyed it. I'm visiting there again soon and had heard of this book and wanted to read it before I went. It was well worth it... even as someone who doesn't call it home.

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