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5.0 out of 5 stars Airframe
When I first read the front page to get the jest of the book, I was pretty hooked on it, after got it home, I started reading it, and I haven't been able to put it down.

The story is basically about an aircraft problems and cover ups, and when the going gets too tough, the company puts the blame on a woman who tries her best to understand what has gone wrong...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, and gripping
Personally, I enjoyed this book. Reading the reviews above suggest that it was thoroughly dull. This was not my experience. Crichton has a way of researching a topic in depth, and then drawing the reader in to his own unending enthusiasm for the topic. No, the subject matter may not have been as "sexy" as bugs from outer space, or dinosaurs from another...
Published on 26 Nov 1999


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring, Technical dribble, 18 Oct 1998
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This review is from: Airframe (Mass Market Paperback)
This book starts off quite well then it starts blabbering on about a load of technical details and becomes duller and duller, until I stopped reading it..
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not His Best, 18 Feb 2006
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After reading Jurassic Park and Prey, I was expecting something a little more thrilling to this thriller. But, unfortunately, Airframe left me with nothing but a boring and informative report on an airplane crash.
Yes, there were some exiting moments like the mysterious men chasing the main character through the airplane hanger, you think how can grown men become so bad because their bosses told them to. But I thought it was boring and dragged on a little, though still a Critchton fan.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Technobable galore!, 30 Aug 2000
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This review is from: Airframe (Mass Market Paperback)
Michael Chriton shines out like a new penny among the other writers and literary maverls the world about. So how is it possible that he produced a book as dire as this?
Well, very possibly the book relies more on the readers interest of the subject at hand than the story in itself. Perhaps a student of aeronautical design would find it intrieging but otherwise it is quite uninteresting.
It starts of quite well but rapidly descends into a labrynth of abrieviations and technical garbage that only the extremely patient would be able to traverse.
Unfortunately I gave up with this book about half way through as the constant FAAs, FAOs, BBQS, QAs and the million other abrieviations got a bit too much for me.
Given a deal of patience or a great interest in planes or other technical things, such as the number of readers who need an explanation in order to enjoy a book would find this a great read. Though probably a contributer to his great wealth I unfortunately find this a right stinker among his other sucesses.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ok in parts and absolutely boring in others, 18 Mar 1999
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Ok so he's usually a brilliant author and storyteller. SO WHAT? This book was as exciting as watching Notts forest FC. It was dull, unimaginative, well researched but the quality I have come to expect wasn't there. Casey Singleton investigates air crashes. Yeah, so? It was DULL it was worse than dull but being only a GCSE student I lack the vocabulary. But even as a student I recognise Quality and good authors (Wilbur Smith, John Grisham, etc) Just because he is now one of the richest men in Hollywood doesn't give him the right to think that his fans will read any load of tosh he is offering us. He has a knack for making us care about his characters (Amy in Congo for example. YES I KNOW SHE WASN'T HUMAN) but in this book I couldn't care less.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT ONE OF HIS BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!, 18 Oct 1999
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What's happened, You wouldn't think this is the same author that wrote Jurassic Park, Andromeda Strain, Sphere, and the Rising Sun, these are fantastic books, with indepth research, excellent plots, they transport you into a believeable world, this book has no such effect, reading a plane manuel would have been just as good.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Aiframe-Good start, 23 Jan 2004
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After reading some other Crichton books, Prey which is a must-read, I was disappointed at this book. The first bit was well done(first 10 pages) and then you were wade down by Infomation and codes that you could never remember. Every, 100 pages, Crichton realises that he is boring the reader and chuck in a bit where she has to run away from men(which is never explained really). The end which i was hoping to be good (after 380 pages of nothingness) came to boring end and was very disappointing. Supposedly a thriller, this did not live up to it's wild acclaim and not reccomended by me. if you are looking for an amazing Crichton book, buy Prey.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Went from good to bad!, 17 Nov 1998
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This book started off really well, I am not a heavy reader but somebody bought me this for a present, so I read it and did really enjoy it, unfortuntely it got very boring and technical, until I did stop reading it. The first bit about the crash is very good though!
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