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Let the Great World Spin

Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann I'm moderately disappointed, to be honest. While the writing is gorgeous, the characters and plots are pretty paint-by-numbers and I felt very little connection to the city I live in, which would seem to've been part of the point. It also bothers me that people consider this a "great post-9/11 novel" - because I genuinely don't see how, other than the obvious fact of the WTC towers no longer existing, it has anything to do with that day. There are other, better novels about New York - about 9/11 - about how interconnected and small this world of ours happens to be. And if you don't want to seek them out, just re-read [b:A Visit from the Goon Squad|7331435|A Visit from the Goon Squad|Jennifer Egan|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1356844046s/7331435.jpg|8975330]. More moderate disappointment at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-DN