Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had my doubts a couple of chapters into this novel, wondering how Colum McCann would pull together what seemed to be a bunch of vaguely related short character stories. But as he masterfully gave voice to each new character, I was drawn in more and more, and began to see how they were all connected, and to appreciate McCann’s brilliance. I can say without a doubt that he does manage to pull off a feat nearly as amazing as the tightrope walker who serves as the backdrop. This is definitely going to land on my favorite book list this year.
Next up is American Gods by Neil Gaiman, which I’m reading for the One Book, One Twitter book club.