“Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley

Before the fall

Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley
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Pages: 400
Published: May 31st 2016 by Grand Central Publishing
Genre: contemporary, fiction
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MY SYNOPSIS

A plane crash. Eleven people. Two survivors: Scott Burroughs and a 4-year-old boy.
We learn the story of each one of the passengers as we uncover the truth about what really happened on air.

MY REVIEW

It’s a good book, very well-written, easy to read.

Dialogues are great, and I found the characters complex and real. Plot is interesting.

However, my interest went up and down, up and down throughout the stoty. I was intrigued by the plane crash, but then it was overwhelming how the investigation was getting nowhere.

I kind of knew what had happened long before the end, so it was not very surprising, maybe it was not supposed to be surprising, but I wish it had been.

Every part of the book, all the characters, the situations unfolded, had the potential to be so much more, and I was kind of dissappointed to see that most of it didn’t mean anything in the end.

Plus, it’s definitely a book for adults: lots of bad words and sexual insinuations.

There are some big introspective moments but I did not found them very moving.

Basically, I think I missed the point of the book. I’m not sure what it was trying to tell me; actually, I’m not even sure it was trying to tell me anything.

So, yeah, it was interesting, not my usual type of book, writing was good; but, I did not like it as much as I had expected.

**I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**


FAVORITE QUOTES

+ “Muscles don’t know anything. They have to be taught”.

+ “Never fight tomorrow’s fight today”.


NoahHawley

Noah Hawley is an Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics’ Choice, and Peabody Award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels and penned the script for the feature film Lies and Alibis. He created, executive produced, and served as showrunner for ABC’s My Generation and The Unusuals and was a writer and producer on the hit series Bones. Hawley is currently executive producer, writer, and showrunner on FX’s award-winning series, Fargo.


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