Constellation (E–pub Download) ↠ Adrien Bosc

I read as an English "Translation Essentially Its A Book " Essentially its a book an air crash however the author also takes the reader on some amazing literary and philosophical TANGENTS THE AUTHOR IS ALL OVER The author Is All Over Place With His Story all over place with his story is no clear logic in the telling of the crash and the victims of the Constellation Rating can be misleading this is a well written and well documented book However it was not what I was expected which was a somewhat dramatized story surrounding the event of the plane crash This is largely about the facts the names and the places in which I kept getting lost and while the author has a great style that infuses emotion into his writing it was not enough for what I had in mind or wanted to read at the moment In my attempts to read broadly I ll often pick up and read something from another country if it s uite short regardless of the premise of the story That was the case with this award winning French novel which centers around an Air France flight that crashed in the Azores in 1949 killing all 48 on board Unfortunately in its English translation the book is tonally adrift and in blurring the line between fact and fiction never finds solid groundThe author s form is a mixture of pure reportage around what happened and might have happened to lead to this disaster and recounting the circumstances of who was on board and why Had he crafted 48 short chapters one for each victim it would have been an interesting exercise Instead he spends proportionally time on those with documentati. On 27 October 1949 a Lockheed Constellation passenger plane left Paris for New York Hours later it disappeared on approach to its scheduled stopover in the Azores It was found on a mountainside five miles from its intended landing zoneThere were no survivorsAmong those lost in the accident were heavyweight boxer Marcel Cerdan flying to New York for a world tit.

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ConstellationMid century aviation the Azores or history will enjoy this book It s not uite a novel It s not uite narrative non fiction So it didn t uite work for me I picked up a copy of this book because of one the airplane on the front of the book cover I am always fascinated "BY STORIES FEATURING AVIATION THE SECOND REASON IS BECAUSE " stories featuring aviation The second reason is because book was based on true events Living in the US we do not always know what is happening in other countries This is a short book Even the chapters are short and thus it makes for a uick read Yet at the same time a long read What I mean by this is that I did not feel a connection with any of the people who tragically lost their lives on October 27 1949 Therefore reading this book at times felt like a chore i times felt like a chore While I Mr s take on what actually happened on this fatal day this book felt like fiction than semi fiction When you love you come backPeople need to read this It was an early holiday gift which may have afforded my reading a slight elevation that said the novel is remarkable It is a stoic account of a plane crash from 1949 though the crash is a ust an instant of definition Constellation is instead the stories of each of the passengers and crew it is the struggle to not only understand the how and why but the then what Very much in the vein of Echenoz novels about Tesla and Ravel Bosc steadily applies pressure and plumbs not for answer but rather the detail which so often percolates this existence I can t say this enough people need to read Constellatio. War world and of their hopes and dreams for the life awaiting them across the AtlanticAdrien Bosc's magnetic debut novel is a memorial to an air disaster that happened half a century ago But it is also a love song to the forgotten lives that every tragedy scatters around it like so much debris and a poignant investigation into the nature of collective tragedy. On around their lives most notably the champion boxer Marcel Cerdan en route to meet his famous lover Edith Piaf and a renown violinist Ginette Neveu For me this reliance on contemporaneous reporting and BIOGRAPHIC DETAIL MADE IT HARD TO READ THIS AS detail made it hard to read this as work of fictionEven so the sudden authorial voice appearing deep in the book several times explaining elements of his research for the book in first person I suppose these could actually be entirely fictitious but if so that strikes me as an even lamer postmodern gimmick At the end of the day the author seems to be using his highly detached prose to be commenting on the vagaries of fate and coincidence but that s about it While I found certain threads of but that s about it While I found certain threads of interesting and some of the imagery occasionally arresting there s certainly no story within the pages and so I d be very reluctant to recommend it to anyone except diehard readers of French fiction in translation Travelers on planes and ships are called passengers However if a plane crashes or a ship sinks those passengers and crew are referred to as souls I don t know if there s a religious reason behind the term but souls are those poor people who didn t land at the next airport or dock at the next por Man is this book FrenchWould ve been 4 stars but that pointless postscript chapter ust killed it The story was a good mix of research and supplemented detail about the tragic crash of the Constellation The translation had great flow and made for smooth reading For anyone who has interest in. Le fight; 30 year old virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu; Kay Kamen Walt Disney's merchandising tsar; five Basue shepherds emigrating to America; a pilot who ran missions for the Free French during the warConstellation tells the untold true stories of the forty eight men and women who died on board and paints a moving portrait of their place in the changing post.
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