I read this because everyone else was :)
It's not a life-changing novel but It's a good summer read. It didn't end like I assumed it would, and it kept me entertained. I'd recommend it for a beach read.
Ami-Summer/read by end of 2018
DNF - another unreliable, unlikable protagonist.
I went to an author reading just before the Flight Attendant was published and Chris Bohjalian couldn't have been more charming. For that reason I really wanted to enjoy this book but bogged down before things got rolling.
Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
The story really had my attention at the beginning and throughout.. but you just kept waiting for something to happen which never came. The parts from Elena's perspective were dry and overly lengthy. I skimmed through most of those chapters. Then, the ending didn't make a lot of sense either. It kind of just stopped and didn't really explain what happened.
Sigh... another book with a female lead who is an alcoholic.
This was not one of his most memorable books. The main character was not someone you could empathize with or even really care that she gets out of the trouble she finds herself caught up in during this story. Not a very likable character - and then a weird ending that made no sense at all.
I agree with most of the other comments about this book. It was "Okay", Not "Page turning"
The main character, Cassie, a flight attendant, meets a gentleman on her flight to Dubai, has drinks, then goes to his room. She has an alcohol problem and her memory is Extremely clouded. She wakes up in the morning next to a dead body. The rest of the book is the mystery and finding out who killed him. It took me a couple weeks to finish this book, not a good sign that it's a good book.
It was okay. I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it, but I wouldn't advise anyone not to read it. I definitely did not appreciate this novel, which was written by a man, displays the main female character as deeply flawed, unreliable, an alcoholic, and basically worth nothing more than her (aging, can't forget that she's aging!) body. The other female characters are personality-less, nagging, and revealed to be liars. On the flip side, all of the male characters are written as lovely, genuine, caring, smart, and capable heroes, despite the fact that they are all liars and spies too. Chris Bohjalian might want to get to know a woman, any woman, before he writes us all off as sluts and drunks. Completed 4/5/18.
This author seems to dilute his novels as each comes out. The Flight Attendant is about a flight attendant who drinks and sleeps around - this time with the wrong man. Her fling has her waking up next to a dead body. She leaves the scene and it takes half the book to get this far. The characterizations are repetitive and the story weak. When I find myself skimming it spells trouble, not having a deep enough story or plot.
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