Down to a Sunless Sea Paperback – 22 Jun 2007
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The six hundred passengers and crew members aboard a jumbo jetliner are left without a destination and a country when nuclear war breaks out and spreads devastation around the world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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While over the middle of the Atlantic, flying from New York to Heathrow, it becomes clear that a global nuclear war has broken out. This is where the story gets really interesting as the crew struggle to find somewhere safe to land. The mix of passengers on the plane seems somewhat unlikely, and a handy plot device to include a number of twists or aspects to the story, but this doesn't detract from the tension.
The book features quite a lot of time where the aircraft is in the air, and hence includes several scenes where the crew go through flight procedures in some detail. This is partly for the purposes of the plot, but is largely not necessary, although it appears to be technically accurate (even if it was first published in 1979). I personally found the engineering bits quite informative, but it might not be to everyone's taste.
There are a couple of plot twists near the end, where the story speeds up considerably, that I thought spoiled things slightly but for the most part this is an excellent book.Read more ›
If you haven't read this amazing book yet, please don't buy the US one.
Fortunately, I managed to get the UK one in the end...
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