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The Airplane! novel

In the Cloud Captain’s Coffee Shop, Captain Vernon Demerest ordered tea for Gwen, black coffee for himself. Coffee—as it was supposed to do—helped keep him alert; he would probably down a dozen more cups between here and Rome.

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Book Review- Evening News by Arthur Hailey

Oh Boy!
That’s exactly how I felt when I finished this book. Arthur Hailey never fails to amaze me. It’ almost as if he himself had worked as a reporter before writing this novel. 243 more words

Review: Comfort Station

“It is, in every way, a comfort station.  No, it’s sort of like the Oyster Bar — transplanted into a park.  It’s an inspiration for us. 

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Donald Westlake Novels

My Classic Movie Pick: Airplane!'s Inspiration, Zero Hour!

A friend posted on Facebook a meme featuring a scene from the 1980 comedic film Airplane!  I informed my friend that a film made in 1957, a serious drama, was the inspiration behind the comedic film.   843 more words


The airport challenge

Sitting at Heathrow airport recently waiting for a flight to Zurich – I won’t say at 5.30am – a look around the sleepy-eyed passengers revealed I was the only one with a book – that is a proper paper book – in my hands. 287 more words


'Overload' Book Review

I bought this book when I was twelvish/ thirteen..around that time but only got around to reading it at nineteen. And I’m really glad I did, I don’t think I would’ve fully absorbed the depth of it had I read it back when I bought it. 514 more words

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April 5 in history

456 St. Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

1242 During a battle of the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuffed an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 838 more words