Monday, February 7, 2011

{Book Review} Let the Great World Spin

This book was on the New York Times Bestseller......and for good reason.

The book intricately weaves you through the lives of a series of New Yorkers living in different economic classes, many of them strangers to one another.  But one act ties them all together.  McCann vividly paints a picture in your mind of what each of these individuals is going through, what their life is like, the emotions they feel within their souls.

I was drawn to this book while shopping at my local price club.  A sucker for books who have been on the New York Times Bestseller list and having won a National Book Award.  An added bonus was the fact the story takes place in my hometown of New York City.  The story begins with two brother's Carrigan and John in Ireland and traces their childhood.  McCann captivated all my senses with his description, I was immediately swept away.  I was totally engrossed the moment the setting changes to New York City in the 1970's.

I finished this book this morning.....and all I can say is that the book touched me.  It moved me.  I am forever grateful for having been drawn to it and purchasing it.

This is one book I would highly recommend.  Callum McCann takes a true event (tightrope walker who walked one hundred and ten stories high over New York City) and used it to create a believable work of fiction that touches your heart.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic review! Thanks for the recommendation. I am always looking for new books to add to my Amazon wish list; I'll definitely put this on my list :)