Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Let the Great World Spin

"A violent gust or even a sudden change in temperature would force the buildings to sway and the wire could tighten and bounce. . . . If he was on it, he would have to ride out the bounce or else he'd go flying."

-- Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

I am halfway through this and am enjoying it, although maybe not as much as I had hoped to.

My favorite parts are those about Philippe Petit on the tightrope between the Twin Towers. The documentary about him, Man on Wire, knocked me off my pins.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Ack! Sounds slightly scary!

    Here’s my tease:

  2. That doesn't sound safe! I don't think I'd want to be there.

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

  3. Another book I really want to read! I once went up to the top of one of the Towers, and I simply can't imagine walking a tightrope up there! I'm getting dizzy just thinking about it. Great teaser!

  4. I read this book earlier this year and enjoyed it. Great teaser!


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