Books from the Backlog #151


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book
 
Airframe by Michael Crichton
Publication Date: November 27, 1996
 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane. . . .

At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation.

AIRFRAME is nonstop reading: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton landmark since The Andromeda Strain.


Why did I add Airframe to my bookshelf?

I have never read a Michael Crichton book.  There I said it.  I have bought a few (you know me) but have read none.  I am convinced that I would like his writing so I just need to find the time.  This book was published almost 25 years ago but I picked it up second hand somewhere along the line.  This sounds like it could be really exciting.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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Comments

  1. I read Crichton's State of Fear years ago and remember being impressed by his research. It dealt with eco-terrorism, I believe. I may have a copy of Jurassic Park on the shelf that I haven't yet read (it's my husband's book, actually). I haven't heard of Airframe. I hope you enjoy it if you do read it!

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  2. I have not read a book by Michael Crichton. Weird, huh? I hope you'll get to this one!

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  3. I don't recognize this one but I am sure I would enjoy this author too if I found time to read some of his work.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  4. I've never read this one but it sounds like a good story.

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  5. I've watched a couple movies based on his books, but not read any either. This does sounds exciting.

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  6. I believe I am one of the only people on this planet, who has not read a Crichton book. People love them though, so there must be something to them.

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  7. I’ve never read anything by Crichton but this one definitely sounds exciting.

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  8. I hope it's good, I've only read a little crichton...

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  9. i love michael, but usually avoid any airplane books...already don't like flying, don't need any more help hating it. lol

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  10. I was talking about this book just recently on my blog! I read it back when it came out and I think I gave it 3 stars. Decent thriller but don't recall any detail sadly!

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