Thursday, July 27, 2017
Review: Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.
Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.
Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.
To be completly honest, I feel like there isnt much that I can say about this book but I will try my best to punch out a review.
The book felt incredibly slow for me, which personally I find it weird because it seems like a well researched book and its clearly well thought out but it just wasnt doing it for me. We get to see different perspectives and the characters have life of their own but it could just be that maybe we got details that to be honest, couldve been replaced with something maybe a bit more thrilling.
I feel like to be honest, if the book was adapted into a small fictional docu-series, it would actually be something I would binge watch on netflix. But as reading material. It didnt do it for me.
mmmm to be honest, for most of you, no, but if you are a history nut, then yes, this is a 100 recommend.