Night Over Water

Night Over Water

Book - 2004
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances--in prose as compelling as history itself. . . .

September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world's most luxurious airliner--the legendary Pan Am Clipper--takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own . . . shadowed by a danger they do not know exists . . . and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal. . . .

Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire , available now.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [2004], c1991
ISBN: 9780451211477
0451211472
Branch Call Number: FIC Folle
Characteristics: 430 pages : illustations, maps

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wiltonsugiyama
May 03, 2017

I LOVED THIS BOOK. Something about the claustrophobic/confined nature of airplane travel. I think it's one of his underrated books. Sure, it's hokey and derivative, but in the hands of Mr. Follett, transcends its soapiness. Highly recommended.

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catxisxme
Jun 27, 2013

The book was so good the whole way through. I couldn't put it down and I admired Follett's style of writing completely, finding almost no faults in it. However, the ending of the book was simply terrible. There was no room for inference as Follett just straight up told the reader what was happening, with little description. It seemed rushed and ruined the entire book for me. I would recommend reading all of the book except for the last 5 chapters or so and then read the plot summary on wikipedia to find out what happens next.

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cpurvis
Mar 14, 2010

In 1939, with war just declared, a group of privileged people board the most luxurious airliner ever – the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, a German scientist, a murderer under escort, a young wife escaping her husband and a charming, unscrupulous thief. For thirty hours, there is no escape from the flying palace. Over the Atlantic, tension mounts and finally explodes in a dramatic and dangerous climax.

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