Review: Airframe (Fiction)

5 Star, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Complexity & Catastrophe, Corruption, Culture, Research

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing–Deep Insights Into Airline Safety,

October 10, 2002
Michael Crichton
If you are a frequent flyer, or afraid of flying, this is a riveting book that will easily cause several hours to pass and will have the added benefit of making you feel much safer as you fly.The author has done a really outstanding job of first understanding and then explaining to a lay person the enormous complexity and rigorous attention to detail that go into building and testing commercial aircraft, and investigating mishaps when they occur.

The minor plot elements aside (the usual cast of media mediocrities, intra-office back-stabbers, etc.), this book makes aircraft safety *exciting.* I was completely absorbed in what this author has put together, and highly recommend this book as an intelligent thriller with a practical foundation.

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