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Kurt Vonnegut
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Airframe by Michael Crichton

Airframe - Michael Crichton

Synopsis: After a disastrous air travel accident that left passengers injured and dead, a company rep races to discover what happened amid a background of unfolding drama and deception.

 

Review: I wasn't super excited to start this book, suspense fiction isn't really my thing, and suspense fiction based around airplane manufacturing doesn't really sound any better, but I've had this book on my shelf for awhile so I decided to give it a go.

 

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I went on a Crichton binge when I was 13 and I have fond memories of Jurassic Park, but I haven't been back since. I liked the main character even though she was never given a lot of depth, but I did find the chapters with the reporter vaguely irritating.

 

I don't think the mystery plotline lined up exactly at the end (and that's all it is, there are no subplots or side stories whatsoever to engross the reader; proof Crichton had a thoroughly one track mind), I had some questions about it that weren't really explained.

 

Finally, reading this I was reminded of another one of Crichton's books that I read years ago while waiting in an airport, State of Fear. The story structure seemed to remind me of that book, but I read it much to long ago to make further comparisons. Good read 3 1/2.