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The presence of Judith the alluring environmentalist memories of his uglier flights return to haunt him Even in the furthest Hebrides his past is with him and the predators are closing inAdam Thorpe's tenth novel is an extraordinary amalgam a vertiginous page turning thriller and a masterful work of literary fiction Fast funny and very frightening Flight shows a new facet of this most brilliant of writers.. I read this book as Hebridean themed reading during a holiday I have not read Adam Thorpe before but had heard good things of Ulverton Flight I found disappointing I read a lot of fiction and hope that what I read will either stir my soul though the beauty and poetry in the writing andor make me uestion and consider something about being human I m not sure flight did either I suppose it s subject would appeal to anyone with an interest in cargo freight And perhaps the portrayal of the marriage break down seen from the mans point of view was illuminating Once in the Hebrides somehow the mood and wildness of the landscape wasn t given enough pre eminence The focus was still firmly on flight cargo drugs terrorists etc We re we supposed to draw links between being a pilot and the birds on the island Probably not That was the problem for me The book didn t seem to have any depth Perhaps I missed something

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Flight author Adam Thorpe

Bob Winrush used to fly passengers then worked for years as a 'freight dog' flying consignments of goods and sometimes people to all the corners of the world including bush strips in war zones ' real flying' as he called it Until one day he walked away from a deal that didn't smell right something a freight dog should never doNow working as a private pilot for an Emirate prince in Dubai he finds that moment. I m new to Adam Thorpe but reading this has made me want to read It s an excellent thriller better in the second half than in the first where Thorpe sustains the pace while beautifully describing the remote Scottish island where our hero is holed up hoping to escape his would be assassins It has a nice twist at the end and generally speaking plausible characters and a believable storyline that sustain the reader s interest

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Of refusal catching up with him Caught between those who want to find out and those who want to cover their traces he becomes a marked man and flees to a remote Scottish island Pursued by both armed assassins and a ruinous bitter divorce he struggles to re fashion himself in this barren beautiful place taking on another identityBut back in the world of smuggled AK s and heroin the stakes are rising Despite. Adam Thorpe came to my notice last year when I read Ulverton a random punt of a novel This sounded from the blurb very different and close to my usual reading and the opening line hooked me with some tenacity And very different it was dealing with activities I know nothing about and so was entertained by discovering Bob Winrush a sympathetic character and the whole of it delivered with such masterful writing that the reading is smooth and imperative the tension ever winding


10 thoughts on “Flight author Adam Thorpe

  1. says:

    The central character of this novel Bob Winrush is a freight pilot who has made a good living by being willing to fly missions in those parts of the World where health and safety rules are flexibly applied and by not asking too many u

  2. says:

    Reasonably gripping great locations believable characters Not bad

  3. says:

    I'm new to Adam Thorpe but reading this has made me want to read It's an excellent thriller better in the second half than in the first where Thorpe sustains the pace while beautifully describing the remote Scottish island where our hero is holed up hoping to escape his would be assassins It has a nice twist at the end an

  4. says:

    A smart slow burning literary thriller about a pilot who flies planes for various mysterious clients Everything goes smoothly until he uestions the cargo on one flight the repercussions of his sudden attack of good conscience haunt him for years and make for a suspenseful thought provoking read

  5. says:

    uite a gripping story with interesting locales the Outer Hebrides among them

  6. says:

    Adam Thorpe came to my notice last year when I read 'Ulverton' a random punt of a novel This sounded from the blurb very different and close to my usual reading and the opening line hooked me with some tenacity And very different it

  7. says:

    Similar to Bob's feelings about the island I grew to like this yarn as I read through it For much of the opening third of the book I kept asking myself this is the same guy who wrote 'Ulverton'??? While 'Flight' never arrives at even

  8. says:

    I read this book as Hebridean themed reading during a holiday I have not read Adam Thorpe before but had heard good things of Ulverton Flight I found disappointing I read a lot of fiction and hope that what I read

  9. says:

    Reminds me a bit of Gerald Seymour but a watered down Gerald Seymour I found that Flight really didn't take flight ; until 23s of the way through when Bob finds his way to the Hebrides and it seemed like the writing picked up strength too as at times you could really feel the damp beauty of the Hebrides dripping from the page although to b

  10. says:

    uite John Le Carre ish a favourite of mine So different from the poetic and evocative 'Ulverton' Hebrides depicted so memorably and in contrast the intricacies of arms and drug smuggling vividly conveyed