Since I log so many hours on airplanes, I try to read several books each month.
I confess I have been slowing down a bit lately. But based on reviews I read a few weeks ago, I rushed out (to a bookstore at O'Hare Airport between flights - read on to see the irony in this) to scoop up "Before the Fall" when it was released last Tuesday.
The story opens with a plane crash. (I know - great airplane reading!). This Noah Hawley novel then delves into the back stories on all of the characters and events leading up to the crash.
I am not sharing any spoilers here. This bit of info is on the book jacket and in every review you will read.
If you like stories that begin with the end - and then spend hundreds of pages unpacking what led to it - this is a book for you. This same device was used in "The Edge of Lost" - another fantastic book I read earlier this year.
(English-major friends, feel free to enlighten me with the name of the literary device that structures a story in this way!)
No more details. If you read it, please let me know what you think.
Happy reading! What is on your summer reading list?