The tone of Into the Abyss is similarly overreaching. When Larry speaks, his voice is “deep with emotion.” Erik doesn’t just try to remember something: “a wisp of something forgotten feathered the edge of his consciousness.” Earlier, we’re told he “was banking flying hours like bonus points in a pinball game.” What this means, I have no idea. Quickly? Cumulatively? Is there an Addams Family theme, somehow?
Today in the National Post, I got to write about Carol Shaben’s Into the Abyss, which documents an infamous Alberta plane crash in the ’80s.
And yet Shaben’s book is dull, overwritten, and possibly fatally biased. Who knew? Read the full review here.