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TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
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really liked it

Very nice novel. I think many have compared it to "Cloud Atlas" because of the alternating and interlocking stories, but I don't know that I agree. "Cloud Atlas" is very centered on that formalism, with the connections between the various stories being more or less arbitrary. In "TransAtlantic," however, the connections between the stories are much more substantive and relevant to the story itself. In this way, it is more similar to "Roots" (a favorite of mine). I am looking forward to reading "Let The Great World Spin."

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Reading Progress

June 19, 2014 – Started Reading
June 19, 2014 – Shelved
July 5, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Greg (new)

Greg Hills Let The Great World Spin was the first (and so far only) McCann I have read. Do you have a recommendation for a 2nd?

Nick Klagge TransAtlantic is the only one I've read, so it's the only one I can personally recommend!

message 3: by Tim (new) - added it

Tim Williams Nick, I highly recommend Let the Great World Spin!

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