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Airframe: A Novel Paperback – March 22, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
As so often with Crichton's central characters, a uniquely placed individual must come to grips with the inherent difficulties of fighting an uphill battle against society's inertia. The heroine, Casey Singleton, is given the task of deciding how a disasterous air accident happened before a crucial business deal collapses and takes the company she works for and all of its employees down with it. It is by no means clear what is taking place, and ultimately she must come to trust her own personal interpretation of events to bring things to a head.
The detail is impressive. The characters are well developed and real. The story is riveting and fast paced. A thoroughly enjoyable book.
As well as entertaining us, Crichton provides with an education in Public Relations and how the investigative journalism doesn't care about the truth, unless it suits their entertainment needs (one example is the DC-10 story he puts in).
I liked the main character who is always on the edge of losing her job. She has a tightrope the size of Dental Floss to work on and timelines that are impossible to meet. That, and the fact that her superiors want her to fail. It was worth the price of the book just to see how she would escape the tomb that others had thrown her in.
The book is chopped up into days (she has 7 days to figure out what caused a near-fatal problem that caused 3 deaths on a flight.) and that provides good suspense and closure as each section ends.
I recommend this book to anyone. It is a good read and one of Crichton's best books.
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Kept me interested till the end, but lots of unanswered questions. Not a meaningful read but something to pass the time.Published 15 days ago by Jessica FitzPatrick
It's an older but good thriller. I had read this novel many years ago translated to German, and reread it this time in English.Published 1 month ago by George Power
This isn't one of Michael Crichton's strongest, but it is an interesting look into the world of airplane manufacturing.Published 2 months ago by Abby
When Casey Singleton, is on a plane belonging to her company, from Hong Kong to Denver, it suddenly jerks out of control. Casey must investigate to find what really happened. Read morePublished 2 months ago by P.S. Winn
Outstanding book. The research to write such a well written novel much have been exceptionally through. Hard to put it down.Published 2 months ago