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  • Paperback
  • 431 pages
  • Airframe
  • Michael Crichton
  • English
  • 15 January 2017
  • 0099556316

Airframe[Download] ➾ Airframe ➹ Michael Crichton – Essayreview.co.uk The twin jet plane en route to Denver from Hong Kong is merely a green radar blip half an hour off the California coast when the call comes through to air traffic control Socal Approach, this is Trans The twin jet plane en route to Denver from Hong Kong is merely a green radar blip half an hour off the California coast when the call comes through to air traffic control Socal Approach, this is TransPacificWe have an emergency The pilot requests priority clearance to land then comes the bombshell he needs forty ambulances on the runwayBut nothing prepares the rescue workers for the carnage they witness when they enter the planeNinety four passengers are injured Three dead The interior cabin virtually destroyedWhat happened on board Flight TPA.


About the Author: Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast paced narrative He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in His first novel,Odds On , was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by sevenLange novels He also wrote as Michael Douglas and Jeffery Hudson His novelA Case of Needwon the Edgar Award in Popular throughout the world, he has soldthan million books His novels have been translated into thirty eight languages, and thirteen have been made into filmsMichael Crichton passed away from lymphoma in He was years old.


10 thoughts on “Airframe

  1. says:

    Rating 3.5 breathless stars of fiveI really hate flying I m not scared of it, I just dislike being herded into inky dinky seats meant for short people by ill tempered sky waiters who charge for pillows and booze, and then I have to paythan I used to make a week for the privilege of being searched, patted by men I m not attracted to in places I don t want to be patted unless I am, etc etc etc.Fifteen years ago, all that wasor less to come, and storymonger Crichton used planes for a Rating 3.5 breathless stars of fiveI really hate flying I m not scared of it, I just dislike being herded into inky dinky seats meant for short people by ill tempered sky waiters who charge for pillows and booze, and then I have to paythan I used to make a week for the privilege of being searched, patted by men I m not attracted to in places I don t want to be patted unless I am, etc etc etc.Fifteen years ago, all that wasor less to come, and storymonger Crichton used planes for a very different kind of tale What happens to cause a huge section of a plane to go flooey , killing a few people and making the entire world nervous about flying We re about to find out, Casey Singleton and the reader that is We re going to go into surprisingly interesting amounts of detail about the structure, the manufacture, the sales, the service, the use of airplanes, and how a careful planner could cause huge havoc in a few, small, seemingly innocuous ways.I miss Michael Crichton He understood the value of detail, the urgency of tight plotting, and the uncomplicated pleasure of following a complicated and logical plot to its only possible ending If I didn t have Steve Berry, I d be visiting Crichton s grave once a year with 200 roses to mourn his passing.LitSnobs take noteturn up your noses and all that happens is us groundlings who like books that are fun get an unobstructed view of your boogers

  2. says:

    I was reminded of this book again,as a PIA passenger jet crashed in Karachi two days ago,killing 97 people.In Crichton s book,a plane is struggling to land,and sends out a distress call,asking for forty ambulances to be available for possible casualties.It is a compelling start to this techno thriller.Later,however,there is a lot of detail about the technicilaties of aircraft manufacture.When I used to step into an aeroplane,I never worried much about safety.I didn t hate flying.But in recent ye I was reminded of this book again,as a PIA passenger jet crashed in Karachi two days ago,killing 97 people.In Crichton s book,a plane is struggling to land,and sends out a distress call,asking for forty ambulances to be available for possible casualties.It is a compelling start to this techno thriller.Later,however,there is a lot of detail about the technicilaties of aircraft manufacture.When I used to step into an aeroplane,I never worried much about safety.I didn t hate flying.But in recent years,there have been so many aircraft crashes that have made me wonder,how safe air travel really is.This is my favourite Crichton book.It raises some uncomfortable questions about the quality control standards followed by the aircraft manufacturing industry,and the safety of air travel in general

  3. says:

    I read this book aloud to my husband during the past week or so, and parts of it were very dramatic, but other parts all those charts were a bit dull even though we knew they were important I don t know how a narrator for an audio version would read them, I either handed the book to Marco and let him see for himself, or else I just said lots of numbers that I am not going to read We got the gist of it all anyway.Casey Singleton is in charge of a team trying to figure out what went wrong o I read this book aloud to my husband during the past week or so, and parts of it were very dramatic, but other parts all those charts were a bit dull even though we knew they were important I don t know how a narrator for an audio version would read them, I either handed the book to Marco and let him see for himself, or else I just said lots of numbers that I am not going to read We got the gist of it all anyway.Casey Singleton is in charge of a team trying to figure out what went wrong on flight 545, which did not crash but had a severe inflight incident There are many layers to what is involved, and it seems that everyone around her has some reason to keep her from finding out the truth Typical Chrichton fast moving story, but it does tend to porpoise a bit just like the plane itself did We would just get super interested in the action when the story would stall out into technical details or background or the introduction of a new character and take a nosedive I learned a great new expression, shouted in disgust by one of the airplane manufacturer s engineers when he is examining the engine and discovers something that is not the way it should be, even though he insists it could not have contributed to the incidentFuck a hairy duckWith apologies to anyone who may be offended by that, I hope I can remember to use it once in awhile

  4. says:

    Mike gave me this book when we visited him, Anna, and Kaley at their Woodbridge apt jesus it must be 3 or 4 or 5 years ago I remember how funny he was about it Convo went something like this MS Hey Jay I got this book for you to haveme Oh really Well, what s it about MS Pfft fuck if I know Anna tried it I tried it Too many goddamn acronyms in it me laughs MS I m serious, dude It s all about an airliner crash But the fuckin author uses every acronym under the s Mike gave me this book when we visited him, Anna, and Kaley at their Woodbridge apt jesus it must be 3 or 4 or 5 years ago I remember how funny he was about it Convo went something like this MS Hey Jay I got this book for you to haveme Oh really Well, what s it about MS Pfft fuck if I know Anna tried it I tried it Too many goddamn acronyms in it me laughs MS I m serious, dude It s all about an airliner crash But the fuckin author uses every acronym under the sun NTSB this. FAA that. The FBI, the CIA, the PIC, SIC, OR I m like Grrrr FUCK THIS BOOK I tried several times Can t do it.me probably spitting my wine all over the balcony and choking on my laughter MS Dude take it I m serious You re a pilot You can decipher all these fuckin codes I m giving it to you or we burn it here and now.me Okay, Mikey I ll take it And that s why it sits on my bookshelf today.Was it good I honestly don t remember every detail, but I enjoyed it But mostly I enjoy thinking about that night We were also visiting Mike n Anna at that apt when my dad called and told me my Nanny died

  5. says:

    This is my first Crichton since the Andromeda Strain written so many years ago Another reason to ignore the professional critics who have not been terribly kind to Crichton in the past few years I really liked this book It has a marvelous blend of science, information and a good plot that keeps the pages turning.It s interesting that many of the reviews I read focused on the aircraft industry I think the book isabout the media and it s relentless pursuit of the visual and the sound bit This is my first Crichton since the Andromeda Strain written so many years ago Another reason to ignore the professional critics who have not been terribly kind to Crichton in the past few years I really liked this book It has a marvelous blend of science, information and a good plot that keeps the pages turning.It s interesting that many of the reviews I read focused on the aircraft industry I think the book isabout the media and it s relentless pursuit of the visual and the sound bite at the expense of truth and the whole picturethan about airplanes.Enroute from Hong Kong to Denver, a brand new Norton 22, a plane clearly modeled on the Boeing 747, pitches and dives like a porpoise before being brought under control The violent maneuvers kill three passengers and injures 56 others The airline s VP in charge of quality assurance Casey Singleton has to find out why, beforepassengers and the airline s future go into a tailspin As always in Crichton s expert hands, readers learn a lot about science while becoming enmeshed in the power plays, office politics, and pressures of the global market and American jobs Her job is complicated, because, as we gradually learn, powers within the company are trying to manipulate her and to embarrass the company so that the president of the company can be forced out in favor of another Casey is saddled with a Norton family nephew who turns out to be a spy for one of the other company officers We learn a great deal about aircraft manufacture and design I must admit to really loving the technical detail as Casey tries to figure out why the cockpit reports of turbulence differ from physical evidence of a commanded slat deployment, something, that even had it occurred at altitude and high speed should not have caused the plane to go out of control the way it appears to have done.Crichton obviously doesn t like lawyers, their stoolies an ex FAA employee who testifies for the plaintiffs in injury suits figures prominently in the media s desire to create a nasty story nor the media, and a character clearly modeled after Mike Wallace has few redeeming qualities At one point Casey is to be interviewed by the Wallace character, Marty Reardon, and a company PR person comes by to help her prepare a little There s only onething I can tell you, Katherine You work in a complex business If you try to explain that complexity to Marty, you ll be frustrated You ll feel he isn t interested He ll probably cut you off Because he isn t interested A lot of people complain television lacks focus But that s the nature of the medium Television s not about information at all Information is active, engaging Television is passive Information is disinterested, objective Television is emotional It s entertainment Marty s paid to exercise his one reliable talent provoking people, getting them to make an emotional outburst, to lose their temper, to say something outrageous He doesn t really want to know about airplanes He wants a media moment Casey s father was a journalist and an old friend of his remarks at the end of the book, Used to be in the old days the media image roughly corresponded to reality But now it s all reversed The media image is the reality, and by comparison day to day life seems to lack excitement So now day to day life is false, and the media image is true Sometimes I look around my living room, and the most real thing in the room is the television It s bright and vivid, and the rest of my life looks drab So I turn the damn thing off That does it every time Get my life back

  6. says:

    As someone who worked most of my life in Aerospace, on the supersonic B 1 bomber, and then on several Titan missile and launch vehicle programs, I found the book well researched There were a few times when I said to myself, In what manufacturing area would THAT occur But he s right on with the incessant use of acronyms, and the increasing prevalence of cost cutting maneuvers that end up compromising flight safety And I believe he s right on about the maneuvers of the airline companies that As someone who worked most of my life in Aerospace, on the supersonic B 1 bomber, and then on several Titan missile and launch vehicle programs, I found the book well researched There were a few times when I said to myself, In what manufacturing area would THAT occur But he s right on with the incessant use of acronyms, and the increasing prevalence of cost cutting maneuvers that end up compromising flight safety And I believe he s right on about the maneuvers of the airline companies that buy the airframes and follow or don t follow the recommended maintenance procedures However, never having worked for an airline or been familiar with their maintenance programs, I can t say that with certainty.I liked the female aerospace manager, having been one myself, and while others on Goodreads have written here that Crichton tends to populate his books with stereotypical characters, I say hooray for acknowledging that there are now women in aerospace who a have engineering degrees and well honed critical thinking skills, and b have drilled through the difficult to penetrate glass ceiling

  7. says:

    I will be putting up my review of Stoner tomorrow, I promise I need to fine tune it some.Butto the point, Airframe was a book that I enjoyed quite some time back My mother is a huge fan of Crichton, and as a result, we have his whole collection at home I was about 15 when she mother dearest first read Airframe, and I very vividly remember her raving about it Being an engineer herself, it was quite obvious that she would enjoy it And being as far from being an engineer as can be, I w I will be putting up my review of Stoner tomorrow, I promise I need to fine tune it some.Butto the point, Airframe was a book that I enjoyed quite some time back My mother is a huge fan of Crichton, and as a result, we have his whole collection at home I was about 15 when she mother dearest first read Airframe, and I very vividly remember her raving about it Being an engineer herself, it was quite obvious that she would enjoy it And being as far from being an engineer as can be, I wasn t too sure about the book when I picked it up But amazing, it was Crichton seamlessly blends the science fiction element into his thrillers, and I think that s why his books are as good as they are The technicalities, the jargon they never feel like info dump rather like necessary elements to the story, without which it would be woefully incomplete His characters in this book, much like the characters in most of his books are forgettable to say the least, but his story, on the other hand is among memorable ones I ve read At the risk of sounding like I m answering an exam paper, I also feel that Crichton somehow delivers his story with a kind of completeness, or well rounded ness to it In this story, for instance, a story about a plane that uncharacteristically crashed, Crichton not only expertly explores the technical aspect of the investigation, but also such things as media interference and common office politics Despite all these elements though, Airframe doesn t stray far from what it really is, a thriller at its heart With a twist ending, of course Casey Somethingortheother is the single mother of a teenager, as well as the VP of Quality assurance at Norton, the creator of the titular airframe that crashed She is entrusted with the task of investigating the crash, and of proving that the airframe itself wasn t responsible for the crash With a little help from her friends, including Doug the engineer , Ted the test pilot and booty call , Ken and someone else from the Incident Review Team, as well as enemies like former musician turned FAA employee Baker, Casey investigates the shit out of this case, while at the same time dealing with her asshole assistant Ben or Bob or something , who is a part of the Norton family tree Even though Crichton died before I got my hands on this book, I must say I do miss him He used to write some good stuff, some really good stuff

  8. says:

    Read this a while ago Back then I probably would have given it four or five stars, but tastes change I remember starting to read this, while sitting in a plane, about to hurl itself down a runway to take off and thinking How stupid can I be If you want some well written, fast paced entertainment, without having to engage too much brain power, this is a good choice Unless you are afraid of flying

  9. says:

    When Michael Crichton is good he is very, very good but this effort is just plain horrible The only reason I finished it is due to my obsession about not wanting to miss anything I found myself reading the first sentence of paragraphs and skipping the rest to movequickly to the end I don t think I missed anything doing it that way.The characters are stereotyped beyond belief the hard working but put upon single mother, the brusque and impatient boss, the techy nerds, the debonair test When Michael Crichton is good he is very, very good but this effort is just plain horrible The only reason I finished it is due to my obsession about not wanting to miss anything I found myself reading the first sentence of paragraphs and skipping the rest to movequickly to the end I don t think I missed anything doing it that way.The characters are stereotyped beyond belief the hard working but put upon single mother, the brusque and impatient boss, the techy nerds, the debonair test pilot, the slimy industrial spy, the good hearted mentor, the young, overly ambitious news producer, and on and on.The plot involves an incident on a Norton Aircraft passenger liner that is complicated by a pending sale of the same model to China, a union action to stall manufacturing offsets going to China as a condition of the sale, internal company politics, and a pending Newsline story about unsafe Norton aircraft There may have been others Chrichton had to do something to fill 400 pages.I had pretty much figured out how it was going to end about 150 pages in Except for some details, I made a pretty accurate guess There were a few surprises but overall it was a predictable story with a predictable ending I wonder if the aircraft industry subsidized Chrichton s efforts.On the positive side, I did learn some things about the aircraft industry, how accidents are investigated, andthan I wanted to know about the acronyms used in the industry.If you are a died in the wool Crichton fan or are stuck on a long flight with nothing else to read, I can recommend this book to you Other than that there are just too many good Michael Crichton books as well as books about the aircraft industry You would be better served reading those

  10. says:

    One of those books that I liked but did not like enough Like most of his other books, this one is well researched by Crichton but I guess not enough to hold my full attention The beginning was fun , for a lack of a better word how fun can airplane accidents be and even the whole technology mumbo jumbo was somewhat fun trust me, there is a lot of it but than the political thing came along where contracts were threatened due to safety issues concerns and my brain tried to turn itself off One of those books that I liked but did not like enough Like most of his other books, this one is well researched by Crichton but I guess not enough to hold my full attention The beginning was fun , for a lack of a better word how fun can airplane accidents be and even the whole technology mumbo jumbo was somewhat fun trust me, there is a lot of it but than the political thing came along where contracts were threatened due to safety issues concerns and my brain tried to turn itself off I kept it on but the batteries were losing power up there I understand at some point it will get all business y but I wasn t looking forward to it The ending was good but I feel like it was not big enough hook or a twist to make me give the book enough stars Still, I am giving it at least 3 stars just because I like Crichton and his style This one is on a mehh scale for me but that is not to say that it was a bad book or a bad read In fact, I could have read this book in a day or two if I did not have work Chapters were few pages each and they read very fast

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