READING: Colum McCann’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking”

Thirteen Ways of Looking

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Thirteen Ways of Looking, by Colum McCann, Penguin Random House, October 2015, hardback, 256 pages

This, the first of Mr. McCann’s work I have read, has prompted me to add his earlier writing to my ever-growing TBR pile.

This collection — a novella and three short stories — is suffused with a sense of looming doom, lurking just beneath the surface, around the next corner, right outside the door, in a dangerous world where keeping personal track has become increasingly difficult even as one’s every move might be recorded — by surveillance camera, computer-cookies, spy-drones — and one’s every impulse reported — on social media or from the collection of clicks and images and conversations one has committed on modern technology.

But here, listen what the Penguin Random House website has to say:

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