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Hotel by Arthur Hailey - Book Review


“No. I wish to cancel that order and place another”.
“Yes Ma’am.”

When we generally say this in the hotels and restaurants and promptly another dish is served (or not served for whatever reasons) do we ever sit back and wonder what goes on behind the scenes? 774 more words

"The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome" by Alondra Nelson

DNA has many uses. These include criminal investigations (ever watched CSI? It’s full of the stuff.); paternity suits; tracking genetic mutations of species; and predicting the fate of unborn foetuses. 422 more words

Book Review

Airport (1970) and Its Legacy

A few days ago, my wife had  Arthur Hailey’s Airport on an old retro movie channel. That movie began a lifelong aversion to plane travel. My parents took me to every one of those air disaster films throughout the Seventies and to this day they can’t understand why I detest any form of plane travel. 577 more words

Jim Langcuster

Author Review - Arthur Hailey

The very first book that I read of Arthur Hailey’s was “Hotel”. This was way back in 1981 when I was in my 8th standard. I found it fascinating and soon managed to read all his other books, borrowing them from different libraries as was the case then. 562 more words

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Airport by Arthur Hailey: Details matter

I read Airport in two big gulps two days ago.

Tonight I can scarcely remember the plot or the characters’ names, but the details are still vivid. 194 more words

Social Criticism

Catherine Spaak in 'Hotel' 1967

Catherine Spaak: French actress and singer, born 1945, active in Italy, appeared in Arthur Hailey’s New Orleans melodrama Hotel (1967) opposite Rod Taylor and Kevin McCarthy.