Monday, January 31, 2011

Spotted: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Where: Q-train
Who was reading: A tall Germanic male in weather-beaten shoes that still managed to look expensive and a sleek black coat with the collar pulled up to mid-ear. Clearly a vampire.
And a writer to boot? The gold Uni-ball deluxe behind his ear seemed to support this theory.
Dave Eggers on Colum McCann:Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York. There’s so much passion and humor and pure lifeforce on every page of Let the Great World Spin that you’ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.”
Quoth fellow Irishman/writer Frank McCourt: “Now I worry about Colum McCann. What is he going to do after this blockbuster groundbreaking heartbreaking symphony of a novel?”
Let’s just hope… he doesn’t go the way of Frank McCourt, rest his soul.


  1. women with jeans and no make up think this book is great too.

  2. This is a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing these lovely snippets of life underground.