The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Dawnchick
Nov 16, 2018

Read it to the end because I found author's detail on flight attendant life to be pretty accurate. The drinking, however, was a little bit too exagerated & the bragging by the flight attendant to other co-workers wouldn't be accurate at all. Had the focus not been so centered on the alcoholism, even though it was the basis for Cassi's overall behavior, it really didn't add as much to the story as I think the author hoped it would. The ending got a little bit confusing as to the way Cassie ended up being an informant. Seems the book dragged on & the author sped it up to finally end it all. Just like some movies that never seem to be able to find a way to end & close the door.

daniellevk_0 Sep 13, 2018

I thought this book sounded interesting and I liked the plot. The beginning got my interest and started in a way that was somewhat suspenseful but I thought that the beginning and ending were the best parts of the book. The in between was slow and took me awhile to get through. The language of the author is good though and he knows how to write. It kept me wanting to find out what happens.

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llocas
Aug 18, 2018

I read it because I loved his other books. I was a bit disappointed, even though I read it to the end.

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Rachelc24
Aug 13, 2018

This is a not so very thrilling thriller. It starts off ok, but then just gets to long and predictable. Cassie the flighty flight attendant. She's a drunk, and is always drinking and she's pretty dumb, which is kind of sad. I like a strong female lead, not a hot mess of girl who has gotten herself in trouble all the time for drinking and sleeping around with men on her flights. She's not a likeable character.. I do admit at times I felt sorry for her, but that's about it.. The plot twist at the end.. I knew it.

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maryebarr
Aug 08, 2018

This is the first novel that I have read by this author. He gets good reviews because of his character development, and I agree with that. I think the author wrote the number of pages necessary for his publisher and then used the lazy method of an epilogue two years in the future to finish the book. The book was entertaining to read and had many thrilling moments, but left the story lines of minor characters completely unfinished. I also did not like his use of interview reports to further the plot.

I will probably read this author's books when I have a long flight and want something that keeps my attention. Kind of a thriller beach read.

ArapahoeDianeM Aug 06, 2018

Marcley Apr 20, 2018
I agree with most of the other comments about this book. It was "Okay", Not "Page turning"
The main character, Cassie, a flight attendant, meets a gentleman on her flight to Dubai, has drinks, then goes to his room. She has an alcohol problem and her memory is Extremely clouded. She wakes up in the morning next to a dead body. The rest of the book is the mystery and finding out who killed him. It took me a couple weeks to finish this book, not a good sign that it's a good book.

scl_Cori Jul 09, 2018

I read this because everyone else was :)
It's not a life-changing novel but It's a good summer read. It didn't end like I assumed it would, and it kept me entertained. I'd recommend it for a beach read.

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amistein
Jun 12, 2018

Ami-Summer/read by end of 2018

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midori_hon
May 25, 2018

DNF - another unreliable, unlikable protagonist.
I went to an author reading just before the Flight Attendant was published and Chris Bohjalian couldn't have been more charming. For that reason I really wanted to enjoy this book but bogged down before things got rolling.

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jolashuk
May 25, 2018

Great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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filangie
May 24, 2018

The story really had my attention at the beginning and throughout.. but you just kept waiting for something to happen which never came. The parts from Elena's perspective were dry and overly lengthy. I skimmed through most of those chapters. Then, the ending didn't make a lot of sense either. It kind of just stopped and didn't really explain what happened.

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UnionvilleMama
May 21, 2018

Sigh... another book with a female lead who is an alcoholic.

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mjk236sb
Apr 21, 2018

This was not one of his most memorable books. The main character was not someone you could empathize with or even really care that she gets out of the trouble she finds herself caught up in during this story. Not a very likable character - and then a weird ending that made no sense at all.

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Marcley
Apr 20, 2018

I agree with most of the other comments about this book. It was "Okay", Not "Page turning"
The main character, Cassie, a flight attendant, meets a gentleman on her flight to Dubai, has drinks, then goes to his room. She has an alcohol problem and her memory is Extremely clouded. She wakes up in the morning next to a dead body. The rest of the book is the mystery and finding out who killed him. It took me a couple weeks to finish this book, not a good sign that it's a good book.

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jachayden
Apr 06, 2018

It was okay. I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it, but I wouldn't advise anyone not to read it. I definitely did not appreciate this novel, which was written by a man, displays the main female character as deeply flawed, unreliable, an alcoholic, and basically worth nothing more than her (aging, can't forget that she's aging!) body. The other female characters are personality-less, nagging, and revealed to be liars. On the flip side, all of the male characters are written as lovely, genuine, caring, smart, and capable heroes, despite the fact that they are all liars and spies too. Chris Bohjalian might want to get to know a woman, any woman, before he writes us all off as sluts and drunks. Completed 4/5/18.

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laphampeak
Mar 25, 2018

This author seems to dilute his novels as each comes out. The Flight Attendant is about a flight attendant who drinks and sleeps around - this time with the wrong man. Her fling has her waking up next to a dead body. She leaves the scene and it takes half the book to get this far. The characterizations are repetitive and the story weak. When I find myself skimming it spells trouble, not having a deep enough story or plot.

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pharra19
Mar 25, 2018

Waiting to read a Chris Bohjalian novel is like waiting for Christmas morning!
The excitement, the anticipation, and in this case, the letdown.
Oh, as always, Mr. Bohjalian has delivered a good story, but I found the book just "okay".
An unlikeable heroine (she describes herself accurately as a "hot mess") finds herself in the midst of international intrigue, and responds by making one alcohol-infused dumb decision after another. The story does pick up half way through the book, and there is even some suspense at the end.
But a just "okay" book is not what I've come to expect from the brilliant mind of Chris Bohjalian.

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CuriosityCounts
Mar 25, 2018

Much to "wordy". The book could have been edited down to half as many pages and been a better read.

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darladoodles
Mar 16, 2018

This is my first Chris Bohjalian novel and I found it to be a thrilling trip in the world of flight attendants and international intrigue. Cassie was an unreliable, but somewhat likable narrator. She did tend to make bad choices, but without there would not have been a story to tell. A cat-and-mouse game that held my attention to the unexpected conclusion.

debwalker Mar 12, 2018

Another flawed heroine. Well, if they weren't flawed, there wouldn't be much of a story! This one is taking off.


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