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The Flight Attendant (Vintage Contemporaries) (original 2018; edição 2020)

por Chris Bohjalian (Autor)

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER  A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER  From the author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.… (mais)
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Título:The Flight Attendant (Vintage Contemporaries)
Autores:Chris Bohjalian (Autor)
Informação:Penguin Random House USA (2020), Edition: Reprint, 480 pages
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Etiquetas:2020 - December, Fiction, Language: English

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The Flight Attendant por Chris Bohjalian (2018)

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To say the main character, Cassandra Bowden, is a hot mess would be an understatement. She is an alcoholic and drinks so much she is known to black out. As a flight attendant she travels a lot and this allows her to party with men in cities all over the world. Things unravel for her when she wakes up in a hotel room with a dead man in the bed with her.
With an opening like that you can’t help but be drawn into the story. While I think parts of the story are a little farfetched it did not detract from my overall liking of the story. The characters are well done and the plot moves fast. I liked that I did not have everything figured out.
I zipped through this one in no time. Great choice for mystery and thriller fans alike.
Note: My rating would be 3.5 if I was offered a choice of ½ stars. I rounded up to four stars because I felt the story was better than a three. ( )
  purpledog | Apr 8, 2021 |
So 3.5 stars. I’ve really enjoyed all of the other books I’ve read by Chris Bohjalian, but this one didn’t grab my attention quickly. It felt drawn out but also rushed. I’m not sure I was a fan of the main character. Not for one particular reason -just kind of overall lack of ... something. But I still have a long list of books by this author to go so hopefully the next one is a bit more thrilling. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
Cassie is a flight attendant. She's also a party girl who drinks a lot and has numerous one night stands. This lifestyle seems to be suiting her well, until the morning she wakes up next to a murdered guy in a Dubai hotel room, with no memory of the murder. Did she kill the guy, or was it someone else? She really isn't sure. And because she doesn't know what to do, she sneaks out and tries to pretend nothing happened. But events catch up with her, as such things always do in stories like this.....

I'd had this audiobook on my shelf for a little while, but I moved it to the top of my reading queue once the HBO Max series adaptation started getting some hype.

I generally like Chris Bohjalian, largely because it's difficult to pigeonhole his writing into one category. He is good at writing unique novels in a variety of genres. This one would be classified as a thriller. The basic story line is a good one, but I felt it could've been so much better given its potential. Cassie, the main character, is a hot mess. She continues to make bad decisions over and over, and while I get that she was written to be that way, I had absolutely no sympathy for her. The story itself was too convoluted. Right away the reader finds out whether Cassie was or was not guilty of the murder and then there's this Russian spy side story that I felt just didn't add much to the novel, taking away from what could've been an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The final straw for me was the fact that I read this on audio. One of the readers is Grace Experience (Bohjalian's daughter), and while I'm sure she's a perfectly nice person, her reading voice in his novels is just torturous for me. She has somewhat of a monotone and has an annoying habit of emphasizing every few words in a predictable pattern. I just could not get over that.

I'm in the midst of watching the series adaptation now. I find it a bit odd as well....it has a non-serious element and I'm still trying to decide how I feel about it. But I will continue to watch to the end because I'm committed at this point. ( )
  indygo88 | Jan 2, 2021 |
I'm a fan of Chris Bohjalian's writing because he is not typecast by what he writes. He may write horror one time, e.g. The Night Strangers followed up by a historical fiction, e.g. The Sandcastle Girls, the next. The Flight Attendant would probably be a thriller/suspense but it has some farcical elements. I guess this might be why the HBO Max production of his book stars Kaley Cuoco formally from The Big Bang Theory.

Nearly 40, Cassandra "Cassie" Bowden has been employed many years as a flight attendant. She also has a long history of drinking until she blacks out and one-night stands with strange men she frequently meets on her flights. This novel opens with such a sex and alcohol bender in a hotel room in Dubai. Cassie wakes to discover that her current lover has had his throat slashed sometime during the night. Unsure whether she was the murderer, she cleans her presence from the room and flees.

However, the read learns in the next chapter that Cassie isn't the murderer. Cassie's lover was killed by an assassin with a moral code. Her target with the businessman, not Cassie, therefore Cassie was not harmed. However, the assassin's handler has discovered this and is upset and directs the assassin to clean up her screw up by taking Cassie out.

Although the reader might expect a cat-and-mouse chase, it is actually Cassie attempting to circumvent discovery of what had transpired in Dubai and preventing being charged with murder. Although I enjoyed the book, I found it less so than other works by the author, such as The Sleepwalker. ( )
1 vote John_Warner | Dec 30, 2020 |
The first chapter was quite promising. I found this to be a convoluted mess. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER  A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER  From the author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

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