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Informative, and gripping
on 26 November 1999
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 era, but it still managed to surprise and shock as the pages turned. More importantly, the book explained aspects of the aeroplane business which I had never known, nor thought would be interesting before reading the book.