Saturday, October 02, 2010

I just finished Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

LtGWS takes place mostly in New York, though it opens in Ireland.  In New York, it follows an interconnected group of people before, during and after Phillipe Petit did his famous tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

It's an enjoyable read, which felt to me a lot like Maeve Binchey's writings about intertwined lives, but I'm not sure if it left me with much afterwards.


Megan said...

Really? I loved it!
Have you seen Man on a Wire? I think having seen it made a difference to my enjoyment of Let the Great World Spin.

Ian said...

My post must be a little vague, probably because I compared it to Maeve Binchy but didn't point out that I really like Maeve Binchy. I actually enjoyed it a lot, thanks for recommending it.