Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters

Underground Airlines, by Ben H. Winters, published by Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, New York, U.S., July 2016 (1st ed.), 327 pp., hard cover.

Underground Airlines is plotted and described with such an eye for sweeping scale and personal drama that it is a good property to be made into a film. The detective in this case is a former slave who tracks down other escaped slaves. He is like a Classical Hollywood Cinema private eye; he assumes disguises, manipulates people skillfully to get information out of them, hangs out in seedy motels, has a nose and an eye for the tracks of his prey, wrestles with his personal demons and, in the end, gets the girl. (Keep reading…)

About M. Bijman

Avid reader, longtime writer of book reviews and literary analyses. Interested in literature, creativity and cognition, language and linguistics, musicology, and technology. Occasionally writes poems and bits of music.

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