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It's hard to get through a full page without one really good laugh. And then there was the epic drama, that had me look up from the book just like Bruce Willis.
If I say anymore, I'll just keep repeating how funny it is. But I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to anyone. Just go in knowing that you're about to read something completely ridiculous (intentionally so), be open to the humor, and you'll be in for a great read.
-a 46-story airplane (I may be off by a few floors)
-a fitness model with a children's pop star alter ego
-Bruce Willis explosion movies
-a protagonist that can only fall in love at airports
Somehow it all tied together in a gripping tale about airplanes, missed connections (not airplane-wise, but love-wise)...and the American dream. Or something.
It's all thanks to the deceptively muscular protagonist who is singularly unique and who is very much inspired by the author himself, or so I think.
I don't need to say anything else about the story, because if the list above does not compel you to download this book, we are so NOT on the same page.
I already purchased the sequel and it's been patiently waiting on my Kindle for two months now as I dealt with life things, so I can't wait to read it this summer!
Brian Spaeth is a tough egg to crack. He's got more twitter accounts than anyone I've encountered, and he, by all accounts, doesn't sleep much. Those two things may seem inconsequential, but they seem to help to explain Prelude To A Super Airplane more than anything else. The book is poorly written, plot-hole ridden and repetitive. But it is also hilarious. About 15 pages in (or whatever the equivalent of 15 pages is on a smart phone app), I bought in; and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was reading a much more serious book at the same time, or with the fact that I was reading a book on a phone, and that I was never truly comfortable with that. But Prelude To A Super Airplane was a blast.
So pick it up and follow along with any of the character's twitters, or references to said characters in Who Shot Mamba? (Youtube: Who Shot Mamba), or read the author's old blog at Yay! Sports, or just follow the madness at Brian's blog or his personal twitter.
I'll say this much: I was an English major in college, and I can safely say I've never read anything like this book before.
I think the best thing about this book is that it has so many characters in it, my favorite being the little orpan boy who put up his fists like a 1920s boxer. And I think this book cured me of my fear of flying somehow.
I myself have a somewhat poor memory but i was still somewhat able to keep up with who was who. It would been smart to keep a character list as i was going but im not smart like that. My favorite part was when he was standing outside the super airplane. As he debated the realitty of the situation in his head. Was it real? Was it just a story he made up? Or was he just trapped in his own mind.
The story makes you think in ways you never thought possible.