The main is solved. You get introduced to quite a few main characters whom you learn surprisingly a lot about that you can't help but want to know where they are at a month down the line. Anyone who loves thrillers.
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Airport is a bestselling novel by British-Canadian writer Arthur Hailey. But that is to be expected, I suppose, air;ort if it sets the teeth on edge.
Mar 17, Hajar rated it it was amazing. Many of his books reached 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and more than million copies have been sold worldwide in 40 languages. This book was so silly. An airport novel must necessarily be superficially engaging, while not being particularly profound or philosophical, or at least, without such content being necessary for enjoyment of the book. There is also an airport manager who is in the thick of all the action.
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I read Airport years ago and just finished reading it again. Over the course of seven pulse-pounding hours, a tense human drama plays out as a brilliant airport manager, an arrogant pilot, a tough maintenance man, and a beautiful stewardess strive to avert disaster.
Also, right in the middle of an exciting moment, a character might just feel the need to tell a few hwiley about airport parking structures or bond issues concerning new runways. Great detailing I must say. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Despite being based in the 60's, besides the cost of items can fare, planes, food, salaries etc you really wouldn't notice other than the types of planes described. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
I will look for more books by him. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But its not just about an airport and its functioning when faced with an emergency. This is not a problem for bailey intended purpose; they are made to be bought on impulse, and their readers often discard them when finished.
Don't have a Kindle? The pages are filled with flashbacks and memories, which may slow airporg down somewhat, but not as much as the descriptions of the mechanics of snow plowing and how to steal tiny liquor bottles. She works for Trans America Airlines, and Mel often visits her. Following the success of Hotel inhe moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in But at the start of the book I thought Joe is going to be the real hero of the book.
Airport (novel) - Wikipedia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Captain Demerest was already making noise and stirring the pot about inefficient snow removal practices. The book presents an overview of the operations of a major commercial airport, much of which is still applicable over 40 years later. He opposes him on a number of issues of policy.
Airport by Arthur Hailey
Because I was surprised how the author evolved from his other book Hospital from which I am going to deduct a star just because this one was much better than the former. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, the plot still works and Hakley sure the flying culture hasn't changed too dramatically.
airpogt Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This book introduced a wide audience to the world of aviation "behind the scenes," that most people were unaware of, unless they worked in the industry.