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Before the Fall af Noah Hawley
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Before the Fall (udgave 2016)

af Noah Hawley (Forfatter)

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On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.… (mere)
Medlem:9redcliffe
Titel:Before the Fall
Forfattere:Noah Hawley (Forfatter)
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2016), Edition: 1, 400 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***
Nøgleord:Fiction, Murder Mystery

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Before the Fall af Noah Hawley

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    bluepiano: It too is a novel telling of an airplane crash--this, of a real one--and of the lives and thoughts of some of the passengers.
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This is a phenomenal book -- the best I've read in recent months, and I don't think anything else will come close this summer. It wasn't just the plot (which was gripping in and of itself), but the beautiful writing. I found myself rereading numerous paragraphs just to let the words sink in and really appreciate them. Noah Hawley is a truly talented writer. ( )
  angelahaupt | Jun 15, 2021 |
2.5 The narrator is very good. The story is ok. The good people are honorable, noble, heroic. The bad people are bad. One person who should be bad isn't so bad, but he dies. I love the Fargo series and Legion. This disappointed me. ( )
  A2Seamster | Apr 9, 2021 |
I struggled with this book. Good plot. Good ideas. Too many character backgrounds to keep up with at times. But it could be me, as I lost someone close to me and had trouble focusing. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
A private plane crashes on a flight from Martha’s Vineyard to New Jersey, killing everyone but a struggling artist and a young boy that he rescues. The opening chapter with his incredible eight hour swim to safety is fantastic.

This is sort of a literary fiction suspense, thriller novel. Was this an accident or foul play? All of the rich and famous victims on the planes could have been the intended victims. It is hard for this novel to live up to its opening. There is a sad poignancy to learning the backstories of all the victims after they have died. But the answer to the mystery is sort of banal. That’s probably the point.

I wish I could criticize the cartoonish depictions of many of the characters – the bloviating right-wing talking head, the corrupt investment banker, the idle dilettantes, but unfortunately the real world seems to have given us characters even more unbelievable than those in this novel.

A very engaging novel.

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  LenJoy | Mar 14, 2021 |
A good read...fast paced, interesting characters with a satisfying ending (if there is such a thing for a book about the passengers and survivors of the crash of a charter jet). ( )
  ChetBowers | Mar 10, 2021 |
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On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

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