Friends, so we start a new book list of 52 books, this is my fourth such list. I am currently re-reading some books that I have had on my bookshelves for a number of years. (Nothing like having a good sort out, you come across all sorts of things)
So this is my review of the book Airframe by Michael Crichton, which I re-read recently. Having originally read this over a decade ago, the big challenge was, could I remember the story line, and especially the key points of the plot.
Though this book was written over fifteen years ago, it is still an exciting page turner, and shows the skill and quality of the writing. The story line is all about an incident that occurs when flying from Hong Kong to America. There are three fatalities and a large number of injuries, and the interior cabin is virtually destroyed.
What had caused the incident, was it an issue with the plan, replaced parts, or even pilot error. The star of the book, Casey from QA, has to solve this before a sales deal collapses with China. Everything seems to work against this frantic investigation, board room infighting, union issues, TV media deadlines, and legal ambulance chasers, trying to sue. Added to this more and more work is given to her. On one hand to help her succeed on the other to try and ensure she fails, including mentoring an assistant, who seems to be up to no good.
Added to this is the level of detail, that Michael gives making the story very real, and an enjoyable page turner.
So this was book 1 week 1 – fiction 1, non fiction 0.
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