Saturday, October 29, 2016

This Is A Literary Splash, Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           I hesitated for a long time, before reading this one, dolls!!!!!!!!!  A book about a plane crash????????  Not another "The High And The Mighty;" just what I need, with my fear of plane crashes, even though I watch the opening sequence of "Final Destination" again and again.

                            The plane crash is the least of this novel, and Mr. Hawley, to h is credit, does not dwell on that event itself, but more on the cause and its aftermath.  The survivors, a bohemian artist, and a toddler, heir to a fortune, are fought over by relations and lovers alike, but the character studies Hawley constructs are used to get more and more at the truth behind the crash, which, once found out, is both shocking and mundane.  Or, rather, shocking because it is sheerly mundane.  It is certainly not going to make feel any safer--quite the reverse--about flying on a plane.

                             But, as a novel, Noah Hawley has written a proverbial page turner, so if I, who fear plane crashes, could get caught up with this, then the rest of you should be fine.  I have never heard of Hawley before, but with this breakout book, he emerges as a writer to keep an eye on.

                               Take the challenge!  Read this while flying on a plane!

                                Like reading "Rosemary's Baby," when pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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