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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. 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 uestions about the nature of the cargo being carried One day however he angers his paymasters by walking out on a particularly dodgy looking deal A lucky break gets him a job flying a private plane for an Arab Prince but 2 years later his past catches up with him when he is contacted by a left wing journalist on the trail of arms and drug smugglers All of a sudden Bob starts to hear of former crewmates dying in sudden accidents Another former crewmate tells him of a property he has inherited on a remote Scottish island available for rent and Winrush decides this is the moment for a change of name and career Are his fears exaggerated or are even the Outer Hebrides insufficiently far for him to hideI enjoyed this novel It falls within the thriller category but the plot is mainly one of threat and menace rather than constant action The second part takes place in the Outer Hebrides a part of the country I know fairly well The author clearly knows the islands too as he makes some razor sharp and to me very funny observations about the landscapes lifestyle and weather conditions Surprisingly though he doesn t seem to have an ear for the local accent and speech patterns and the spoken dialogue he attributes to the islanders includes words and phrases that belong to parts of Scotland much further south and east For most people this will be an irrelevance though and on balance this is a well written novel

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Flight by Adam Thorpe

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 47s and heroin the stakes are rising Despi. uite a gripping story with interesting locales the Outer Hebrides among them

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Te 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 writer. 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 be fair a the main reason why I picked out this book was to get a whiff of that Hebridean ness and b the dusty Dubai desert was also fairly easy to discern in the first part of the novel All in all a slightly better than average read probably of a 35 star about a newly separated aging former cargo pilot dealing with his past and its effect on his present


10 thoughts on “Flight by 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 uestions about the nature of the cargo being carried One day however he angers his paymasters by walking out on a particularly dodgy looking deal A lucky break gets him a job flying a priva

  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 T

  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 was dealing with activities I know nothing about and so was entertained by discovering Bo

  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 openin

  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 will either stir my soul though the beauty and poetry in the writing andor make me uestion and cons

  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 be fair a the main reason why I picked out this book was to get a whiff of that Hebridean ness and b t

  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

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