Before The Fall - Noah Hawley

Before the FallBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley

Put aside your idea that this is a thriller. It’s marketed as such, but it just isn’t. It’s maybe some sort of literary thriller blend, or maybe just lit fiction. Ok, now that you’ve done that, this is an enjoyable, even memorable read that revolves around the investigation of a plane crash, a man who escaped, and the boy he saved.

The book takes an important and scathing look at the media, perception vs. reality, and how the news twists information to suit its audience.

I found it a little difficult to get into at first because each chapter focuses on one character and it felt like they just went on for so long. But you do learn vital little clues in each chapter, so it keeps the plot moving to a satisfying conclusion.

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