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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
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Apr 14, 2010

it was amazing
Read in February, 2010

"It had never occurred to me before but everything in New York is built upon another thing, nothing is entirely by itself, each thing as strange as the last, and connected." I think this quote from McCann pretty much sums up the theme of this book. The story of these people in this novel built upon itself. 12 chapters, told from the perspective of 12 characters in the same time period in NYC in which Philippe Petit decided to walk on a high-rope across the Twin Towers one morning in 1974. The characters in the story couldn't have been more diverse, yet I loved reading them all. It was one of those books that you just re-read a page/paragraph/sentence because it was written so well it just grabs you (read some of the quotes). I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Phil Great review. Really captures what the book was about.

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