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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    I read the reviews and the excerpt and thought, "Aha! Just

    I read the reviews and the excerpt and thought, "Aha! Just what I need!" Wrong. The book's title, "In Flight," sums up the over-riding theme of the stories: people in flight from reality, physically running from global warming, mentally running from global warming, running from marriages, running from commitment...well, you get the idea. The depressing arc of the book, however, doesn't make it a "no read." That falls to the lack of depth and poor writing. "Clever" was one of the words Publishers Weekly used to describe Simpson's book. That's not the word I'd chose. Perhaps plodding, or over-blown. It took me three days to read a 109 page book and I ended up feeling like it was a homework assignment. I even wished for some Cliff Notes to help me find the humor one of the reviewers mentioned. (Well, not completely. The bit about the pig in the excerpted story did make me smile.)

    Upshot: If you really want to read this, wait for a sale...or borrow it.


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