I enjoyed the concept of the book. Well written, good character development. Very poor wrap-up, however. Lots of loose ends and unresolved issues.
This novel is written on a very thin premise. The lives of number of individuals who "collide" onboard this flight become entwined. However, it is very contrived in order to bring these multiple soap opera dramas together with some attempt at resolution. I learned more about the airplane than I did about the ability to tell stories that are believable and have some meaning. I did not really see the Follett grandeur or scope he is known for in this work. I really regret the purchase.
This story about the darker side of life, that is, about Death, is filled with surprises, engaging characters, and incredible use of language. I literally laughed out loud several times throughout this book at the turn of a phrase, an outrageous observation about life (or death), or some of the incredible behavior or events so well described by Moore. The reader, Fisher Stevens, was excellent and added a great deal to the book's presentation and enjoyment. Some of the language, another reveiwer refers to f-bombs, didn't contribute to the narrative but it is worth the effort to ignore the distraction. A very entertaining book.
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