Thursday, 11 August 2016

Book Notes: "Southern Mail; Night Flight" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Southern Mail; Night FlightSouthern Mail; Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

These two works cover the pioneering era of airmail. The author's experience as a pilot is obvious yet it is combined with rich imagery amidst strong characters. Nothing is missed in detailing the victory, the bureaucracy, the heroes, the futility, the drive, the loved ones, and the tragedy of flying the mail in North Africa and South America in the 1920s. A wonderful book where the magic of The Little Prince is not lost but transported to a completely different genre with relative ease.

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