A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
Pages no: 107
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Short Stories
This is not what we could call a "genuine" choice in the subject, but the literary result of a convenient offer from the director of BAA, a company which manages Heathrow's Airport (the so-called Terminal 5). He in fact has proposed to Alain De Botton a one week stay in the airport to allow to his T...
This one feels very much like a commissioned book. It isn't at par with the other de Botton books, but it still has some interesting thoughts, sandwiched between ramblings and images of the airport and the people in it. In a way, it feels like an essay that was stretched so it could be published int...
Alain de Botton is perhaps the only person who can make the M4 sound even remotely poetic. "Having avoided the earth for so long, wheels that had last touched ground in San Francisco or Mumbai hesitated and slowed almost to a standstill as they arched and prepared to greet the rubber-stained English...
Described as 'An uplifting and unique journey through the days and nights of the UK's largest airport'. It was an okay read.
I have mixed feeling about this one. I came into it expected A Week At The Airport to be a quirky, personable look into how an airport not only works but is the pinnacle of everywhere all at once. Instead although the book is very much a quirky, personable look into an airport I found myself extreme...