Thursday, October 17, 2013

Let the Great World Spin

It took me a long time to get into this book. A LONG time. I twas beautifully written and crafted but I didn't start caring until the last 100 pages of the book.

The story is centered around the tightrope artist that illegally walked between the Twin Towers in New York in 1974. Various character's stories weave around viewing that amazing sight. Thee hookers, the Irish brothers, the southern Black women who lost all three of her sons in the Vietnam War, the computer programmers in California, etc. All of these people have somehow been impacted even if only minimally by this brave and terrifying feat of daring.

Some of the stories lag, while others grip your heart. Well put together, but definitely not a page turner.

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