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Review: Let the Great World Spin

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Melanie Smith

LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN begins in New York City with the thoughts and observations of the spectators of Phillipe Petit as he sets out to walk the tightrope between the Twin Towers in 1974. One bright morning, those in the courtyard see a man heading toward the edge of the Tower, a quarter of a mile high in the sky, not knowing why he is up there or if he will fall. Some are thrilled by the danger ... Read full review

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Amazing book: historical recreation of near past, virtuoso character creation, meditation on current history and art. Some might not like the ending but I thought it was wonderful. Fabulous.

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