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themissq:

If you are a parent, read this book immediately and proceed to laugh your ass off. It’s just so right on and so very GOOD.

themissq:

If you are a parent, read this book immediately and proceed to laugh your ass off. It’s just so right on and so very GOOD.

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Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Book Review
This book is amazing. I might even say it was the best one I’ve read this year thus far! I’ve never read McCann, but I an already tel he is an amazing writer after reading this novel. McCann interweaves several stories ranging from monks to prostitutes and it all comes together wonderfully and with expert precision. The story starts with an event in New York City involving the Twin Towers. This isn’t necessarily a story about 9/11 but of Philippe Petit, a man who walked across a tightrope, suspended a quarter of a mile in the sky, between the Twin Towers. The story doesn’t focus much on Petit, but of the normal events that occurred during that day, and how everyone talked about this moment (kind of how New Yorkers and Americans in general talked about 9/11). One can see how the Petit event can be allegorical to the events of 9/11.
The stories he interweaves are those of an Irish monk who is in New York dealing with his inner demons, a prostitute and her daughter (who is also a protitute), a woman who is in a grief group for fallen sons of the Vietnam War, and finally an artist who is part of a hit-and-run accident which changes her life forever.
McCann found a way to give all of these people believable and unique voices and I found what he did with their plots/lives wonderful. I didn’t know how he would bring some of these stories together, but he did it. I now have complete confidence in him and his works, which I don’t extend out often (Fitzgerald and Rowling being my only two).
The novel is not only beautifully written, its message is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to all of you guys!
Rating: 5/5

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Book Review

This book is amazing. I might even say it was the best one I’ve read this year thus far! I’ve never read McCann, but I an already tel he is an amazing writer after reading this novel. McCann interweaves several stories ranging from monks to prostitutes and it all comes together wonderfully and with expert precision. The story starts with an event in New York City involving the Twin Towers. This isn’t necessarily a story about 9/11 but of Philippe Petit, a man who walked across a tightrope, suspended a quarter of a mile in the sky, between the Twin Towers. The story doesn’t focus much on Petit, but of the normal events that occurred during that day, and how everyone talked about this moment (kind of how New Yorkers and Americans in general talked about 9/11). One can see how the Petit event can be allegorical to the events of 9/11.

The stories he interweaves are those of an Irish monk who is in New York dealing with his inner demons, a prostitute and her daughter (who is also a protitute), a woman who is in a grief group for fallen sons of the Vietnam War, and finally an artist who is part of a hit-and-run accident which changes her life forever.

McCann found a way to give all of these people believable and unique voices and I found what he did with their plots/lives wonderful. I didn’t know how he would bring some of these stories together, but he did it. I now have complete confidence in him and his works, which I don’t extend out often (Fitzgerald and Rowling being my only two).

The novel is not only beautifully written, its message is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to all of you guys!

Rating: 5/5

(Source: josemoran28)

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