Turbulence

Turbulence

From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is, a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world. A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He retu From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is, a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve ...

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Title:Turbulence
Author:David Szalay
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Turbulence
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Turbulence Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Aug 18, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

  • Lesa
    Jul 27, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Apr 22, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

    Whoa, I didn?t expect to start and finish this book in an hour! Somewhat coincidentally, I just read a hilarious piece in the Washington Post by a reporter whose editor ?tasked her? with spending 12 hours in the Baltimore airport. I mean, laugh out loud funny to the point w...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'She was very aware of her failure to be equal to the needs of this moment. ' In these connected stories each character is on a journey, be it on an airplane, within memories, or flying to their future. The title isn?t lost on r...

  • Mary Beth Keane
    Apr 20, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Apr 11, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

  • Sue
    Jul 19, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

  • Bandit
    Jan 08, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

  • Angela M
    Jun 25, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

  • Ron S
    Aug 14, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

  • Krista
    Jun 13, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

  • Toni
    Jun 05, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 04, 2018

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    May 27, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

  • Petra
    Feb 03, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

  • Beth M.
    Jul 16, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

  • Emily
    Jul 04, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

  • Mrtruscott
    Aug 13, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

    Whoa, I didn?t expect to start and finish this book in an hour! Somewhat coincidentally, I just read a hilarious piece in the Washington Post by a reporter whose editor ?tasked her? with spending 12 hours in the Baltimore airport. I mean, laugh out loud funny to the point w...

  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Jan 22, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

  • Donna
    May 11, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

  • Whitney
    Aug 01, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

    Whoa, I didn?t expect to start and finish this book in an hour! Somewhat coincidentally, I just read a hilarious piece in the Washington Post by a reporter whose editor ?tasked her? with spending 12 hours in the Baltimore airport. I mean, laugh out loud funny to the point w...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'She was very aware of her failure to be equal to the needs of this moment. ' In these connected stories each character is on a journey, be it on an airplane, within memories, or flying to their future. The title isn?t lost on r...

    I got very excited about London and the Southeast and All That Man Is and maintain that David Szalay is the potential laureate of the undistinguished twenty first century British everyman, should he wish to be such a thing. Some of his other stuff, and particularly that dealing with ch...

    ?What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe.? (? also how I feel about in-flight turbulence ugh) ? From London to Madrid to Doha to Seattle et al. This...

    Does anyone else enjoy sitting in an airport, watching people rush by, dreaming up life stories for the people we see? Turbulence by David Szalay (@scribnerbooks) felt a lot like finally seeing the real stories behind our fellow travelers - and it?s just as hilarious and heartbreakin...

  • Victoria
    Aug 17, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

  • Gumble's Yard
    Dec 14, 2018

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

  • Linda Crossman
    Dec 25, 2018

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

  • Mark Joyce
    Feb 19, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

    Whoa, I didn?t expect to start and finish this book in an hour! Somewhat coincidentally, I just read a hilarious piece in the Washington Post by a reporter whose editor ?tasked her? with spending 12 hours in the Baltimore airport. I mean, laugh out loud funny to the point w...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'She was very aware of her failure to be equal to the needs of this moment. ' In these connected stories each character is on a journey, be it on an airplane, within memories, or flying to their future. The title isn?t lost on r...

    I got very excited about London and the Southeast and All That Man Is and maintain that David Szalay is the potential laureate of the undistinguished twenty first century British everyman, should he wish to be such a thing. Some of his other stuff, and particularly that dealing with ch...

  • Kathleen
    Jul 17, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

  • The Artisan Geek
    Apr 30, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

  • marilyn
    Jul 07, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

  • Annette
    Dec 18, 2018

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

  • Joseph
    Mar 20, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

  • ns510
    Feb 21, 2019

    3.5 rounded up There?s a lot of turbulence in the lives of the characters in this collection of connected stories, not just the turbulence in the plane ride in the first chapter. The stories are too short for me to have felt any emotional connection to any of the characters, but ...

    I wasn't sure how I would like a book had us meeting people for only a short time, before sending us off with another person for a short time, over and over again. But I really liked this book despite not getting to know more about each person and what would happen in their life after ...

    BDP-LHR: David Szalay, who lives in Budapest, was shortlisted for the London based 2014 Booker prize for his book ?All That Man Is? ? a collection of short stories, examining the crisis of masculinity, and which the judges felt to be eligible as a novel and fulfilling the ?unif...

    Szalay?s twelve short vignettes circle the globe and feature people that are experiencing some turbulence in their lives. The chapters cite international airport codes, so LGW-MAD covers a flight from London to Madrid. This flight actually does suffer severe turbulence and causes a w...

    Turbulence has proven to be an interesting concept, well executed. While I did not find that every story had identical power, most made me think afterward or caused me to consider something in my own life. This collection of linked stories takes an unusual point for connection: charact...

    This is what I think is called a "fix-up" novel, where a string of short stories link together somewhat to form a larger hole. The characters are briefly introduced in relation to a flight they are taking, and another character leaves from that airport and flies to another. Of course b...

    A daisy chain of stories that even this non-fan of short stories found entirely absorbing. The dozen chapters each introduce a character with a link to the previous and while the stories are minimal, the glimpses into humanity are revealing. Starting on a flight from London to Ma...

    "So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you'll wait for me Hold me like you'll never let me go 'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go" - John Denver Turbulence is a group of situational vignettes, each story grabbing the han...

    14/5/19 My review is up on my Youtube channel: Turbulence Review 1/5/19 Loved it!! Such an beautiful display of humanity, how we in emotional situations are most vulnerable and open to others! Such a great read! This is going on my crushing pile of books to review on my Youtube ...

    (3.5) These 12 linked short stories, commissioned for BBC Radio 4, focus on travel and interconnectedness. Each is headed by a shorthand route from one airport to another, and at the destination we set out with a new main character who has crossed paths with the previous one. For insta...

    What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe. She managed, thanks to the vodka, more or less to ignore the first wobble. The next was less easy to ignore, and the one ...

    Not bad, it held my attention and is nicely written but the whole thing is slight. Not even really a collection of short stories though the connections are skilfully made, each story is too short and the whole isn't saying much other than lots of people lots of connections. Another...

    Szalay has always propelled his characters into motion and here he takes his approach to storytelling to its natural place: twelve linked people flying from place to place. Each of them is in turmoil and disrupted. The common (unfair in my opinion) criticisms of his incredible book All...

    Turbulence can either be read as a novel, or a set of short stories. Each story has to do with a plane flight, and each new main character is someone who was in the previous story. It was a great setup, but since this book was novella-length, I felt like I didn't have enough time t...

    The concept of interconnectivity has often been utilized in narration, but (for me at least) it seems to have always been more of a cinematic affair. Turbulence, though, does it in book form and oh so well. This slim volume of tangentially connected stories, each jetting off (literally...

    Turbulence is a masterful string of pearls, each story connected to the former until they come full circle. Identified by the airport designation code as the chain makes its way around the world. Near the center, there is a profound sentence that encapsulates the entire sense of each s...

    Linked together by a simple yet quietly brilliant device, twelve people collectively circle the globe, touching upon each other's lives with far less than seven degrees of separation. The spare writing wastes not a single word and conveys multitudes about our interconnectedness, co-exi...

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is basically 12 short stories, each story with a new main character that has at some point crossed paths with the main character from the previous chapter. In the end, it all goes full circle. ...

    Really easy read. Read it throughout one day. I felt like there were so many things missing. It didn?t flow. I kept going back and saying to myself ?are there pages missing? am i missing something? what?? I didn?t get it. The first chapter leading into the second made sense. Th...

    ?Strangely, their life went on outwardly as normal for a while after that, though with a kind of silence at the heart of it.? ...

    I guess I expected more out of David Szalay's novel, Turbulence. The summary statement, and the best part of the book, actually came from John F. Kennedy. "For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We a...

    Meaningful vignettes beautifully woven together Turbulence takes a series of brief passing moments between relative strangers and weaves them together into short glimpses into wildly varying but somehow interconnected lives. The individual stories are simply snapshots of the charac...

    This lovely, aptly titled short story collection reminded me of a video about compassion often shown to new healthcare professionals where random people walk in, out, and around a hospital and the captions above their heads read ?found something on her mammogram?, ?wife?s surge...

    What an enthralling quick little read! Coming in at 160 pages and only a dozen chapters, I flew through my first experience with Szalay. As indicated by the title, the first chapter of the book starts with two characters experiencing severe turbulence while in mid-air on a flight. This...

    [Thank you to Scribner for providing me with a free copy for review. All opinions are my own.] This slim collection surprised me with how much I loved it. I can't say what compelled me to pluck Turbulence from my shelf (likely, it was the vibrant colors of the cover) but I'm glad I ...

    Whoa, I didn?t expect to start and finish this book in an hour! Somewhat coincidentally, I just read a hilarious piece in the Washington Post by a reporter whose editor ?tasked her? with spending 12 hours in the Baltimore airport. I mean, laugh out loud funny to the point w...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'She was very aware of her failure to be equal to the needs of this moment. ' In these connected stories each character is on a journey, be it on an airplane, within memories, or flying to their future. The title isn?t lost on r...

    I got very excited about London and the Southeast and All That Man Is and maintain that David Szalay is the potential laureate of the undistinguished twenty first century British everyman, should he wish to be such a thing. Some of his other stuff, and particularly that dealing with ch...

    ?What she hated about even mild turbulence was the way it ended the illusion of security, the way that it made it impossible to pretend that she was somewhere safe.? (? also how I feel about in-flight turbulence ugh) ? From London to Madrid to Doha to Seattle et al. This...