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Every character a gross cliche...
September 12, 2018
Literally the worst book I’ve ever finished. The dialog was cringeworthy. Every character a gross cliche. Of course the flight attendant from Atlanta says “y’all” in every conversation and froths for chicken fried steak. Of course the loose flight attendant throws herself at the captain. Of course the (highly trained, well educated) avionics techs talk like New Jersey Teamsters. Of course the (blonde, even) TV anchor is rooting for disaster, a true enemy of the people. Of course the Muslim... Well, you know the genre.
This book also has more spelling errors and typos than anything else on my Kindle.
A Brit in this book *literally* writes “stiff upper lip” and is named Nigel. Oh, and it takes 10 chapters to get to the meat of the story. Still, I finished this book (in two sittings). I’m a sucker for the airline disaster sub-genre. I liken “Mayday” to a Lifetime movie... You know before the first commercial that the wife is helpless and the husband did it.
Do yourself a favor and read Michael Crichton’s “Airframe” for the best version of this book.