10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2003
I do a lot of flying, and I'm often wondering "is the pilot's mind really on the job in hand", and "is there anyone hiding in the undercarriage". This book tells the complex and amusing story of a group of apparently unconnected individuals who are in fact all linked by a tragic event long ago. The best part of the book is the way in which the characters all interweave in and out of each others lives, before the plot resolves itself in a gripping and dramatic climax.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a cleverly put together and original story, with brilliant flashes of humour. Frequent and nervous fliers included.
on 6 February 2008
the structure of this book at first appears like a gimmick, however it very quickly becomes an essential element in creating the feel and pace of the story. The characters are deep, the world vivid, the plot twisting and the pace rapid; what more could you want?
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2009
Bought this book after all the reviews and was really looking forward to reading it - felt let down. The book takes a while to 'lift off' and when it does, still fails to deliver a coherent and interesting story - I gave up reading it as it was so disjointed and dull. If you want my copy you're welcome to it.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2003
I just finished reading it 10 minutes ago. My goodnes! That was a ride! Do yourselves a favour and read this book now. The story is brilliantly put together and you can not put this book down. I suggest Mr P T Anderson making his next movie out of this book. Thank you Mr Nick Walker for a fantastic day I spent reading this!
0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 2003
I just finished my advance reader copy and thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish. I think more time could've been spent exploring the relationship between Edward, Beth, and Stephanie/Cody... Other than that the book was a fantastic read.