Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

I want to make two points about Colum McCann’s novel Let The Great World Spin.  First, it’s an excellent example of how movies have influenced literature.  In the 1960’s Robert Altman started making movies with ensemble casts, like M*A*S*H and his early masterpiece Nashville.  These movies featured a wide range of characters each involved in their own plot.  Their paths crossed during the movie, sometimes … Continue reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann