“A love letter to Weird America” – NPR reviews HANG WIRE

I figured this deserves a post all of its own, so here goes.


This weekend, NPR gave Hang Wire a stellar review, in which they said:

Hang Wire¬†is flush with the sort of geek-centric weirdness and galloping, whiz-bang pace that Christopher had previously only begun to master. In spite of so many moving parts, the result is a tightly wound, dynamic piece of genre-bending machinery. If that’s a metaphor for Christopher’s awestruck vision of melting-pot America, all’s the better.

NPR – National Public Radio – is, as the name suggests, the US’s public radio network. It’s home to many of my favourite radio shows and podcasts, including the essential¬†This American Life, and it’s website is my go-to page for news and analysis.

And NPR liked my book. For a little while on Saturday and Sunday, I was even on the front page of npr.org.

All-in-all, that was a pretty good weekend.

The NPR review joins the starred review from Booklist, and the excellent review in SFX Magazine. And there’s more to come!