Thursday, May 4, 2017

Before The Fall-A book review






This story was supposed to be a thriller. I don't really think it fits into that genre. But it is a decent story. The book is about a private airplane, owned by very rich people, which takes off on a foggy night from Martha's Vineyard with 12 passengers on board. Some of these passengers are extremely rich. One is a down-on-his- luck painter who was invited by the mega-millionaire's wife to fly to New York with them.Two are kids. And the remaining are members of the crew. Only two people survive the crash into the ocean. The painter and a four year old boy.

The author weaves the back stories of the entire cast into the remainder of the book. It isn't until the very end that you find out why the plane crashed. And, in my opinion, it could have had a better ending.

What the story really is about is the media, how they will get their story no matter what and a study in the psychology of people's minds who come from different backgrounds. And I guess you could also say it deals with fate. Because it was really only fate that the two who lived were who they were. 

A good story. Not a whodunit at all! In fact the ending fell a bit flat. But I do think this could be a great movie!!

I will give it 3 stars. ***


16 comments:

  1. Hmmm, Sounds interesting!! Been thinking about you even though i'm not too active in blogging.

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    1. I think of you quite often too Holli! Hoping all is well!

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  2. Sounds interesting, Paula. Might have to check it out this summer :)

    betty

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  3. I believe the definition of a thriller is you know whodunit at the beginning (versus a mystery where you learn that at the end). So, it sounds like this qualifies even if it wasn't as thrilling as you would have liked.

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  4. Facing a flight next month, this "white knuckler" elects to opt out. (For now, that is. Or, I may hop over to Goodreads to see if someone penned a spoiler alert. LOL.)

    Off subject, but at your mention of Martha's Vineyard, I immediately remembered the JFK Jr. tragedy. So sad!

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    1. I'm a white knuckle flier myself Myra!

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  5. Sounds good, I may give it a try.

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  6. What an interesting idea for a plot! Thanks for sharing your take on the book. Hoping you're having a great weekend!

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  7. Sounds intriguing. I'll recommend it to my husband. ...he said this is the same author who wrote Fargo. Maybe it actually will be a movie!

    And I will ask you what I am asking on facebook, what books would you recommend as must-reads for young readers? Like for me, Secret Garden for grade school girls, Tess of the D'urbervilles for teen girls, and Anna Karenina in college. I'm at a loss for recommendations for boys.

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    1. Forgive my butting in but my son loved Indian in the Cupboard in grade school, anything by Stephen King as a teenager, and anything by John Grisham as an adult.

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    2. My youngest son read most of what I was reading when he was in grade school. Darian loved all of Harry Potter. And then he got into World War II books. Don't forget Anne of Green Gables, too!

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  8. I could have sworn that I read and commented on this post already?!!! Weird. Anyway thanks for the review.

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    1. Sometimes blogger acts crazy Wendy!

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