Author: Jake Alexander
Genre: Non-Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 1.5/5 (ugh)
Yearly Count: 32
10 true conversations, anonymously conveyed by airline passengers to the author. Written under the pseudonym Jake Alexander, Airplane Rides follows a highly successful, but emotionally isolated, real life finance executive through actual conversations had with seatmates. The work takes place over a ten year period and is multidimensional across both the passenger stories told and the moral evolution of this modern day nomad who serves as our narrator. It is a unique set of social observations, provocatively unfolded through the often painful lessons learned by others. Airplane Rides captures that seductive state between where we have been, and where we are going and the possibility of finding absolution along the way.
There's not much to say about this one other than I did NOT like the narrator (aka: the author), which translates into I did NOT like the book. On a positive note, I thought 2 of the 10 stories were decent (saved it from being a DNF), but overall, the writing was lacking and the author was too!
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My thanks go to AuthorBuzz and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.