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R tales Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Joe Simpson's Touching the Void Down Around Midnight is fast paced and mesmerizing It is also a meditation on healing and the things we do to compartmentalize traumatic memories Few people experience a plane crash and live to tell the story Sabbag brings his striking economical style to this personal tale of learning how to remember and how to endure Sabbag was a survivor of the crash of Flight 248 Air New England in June 1979 along with several other people Thirty years after the crash which took place in dense forest on Cape Cod he decides to piece together what happened by tracking down survivors He makes contact with most of them Information on how they coped with the aftermath is fascinating enough they all suffered from one or of depression anger lack of confidence and survivor guilt though revelations on how it changed their lives are thin on the ground This book at just over 200 pages feels padded and I don't know if there was ever here than a long magazine article Artemisia Gentileschi years after the crash which took place in dense forest on Cape Cod he decides to piece together what happened by tracking down survivors He makes contact with most of them Information on how they coped with the aftermath is fascinating enough they all suffered from one or of depression anger lack of confidence and survivor guilt though revelations on how it changed their lives are thin on the ground This book at just over 200 pages feels padded and I don't know if there was ever here than a long magazine article

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Down Around Midnight A Memoir of Crash and Survival

Ight is Sabbag's gripping account of what exactly happened on that foggy night and his candid attempt to come to terms with the emotional ramifications of the crash He reconnects with the other survivors and their rescuers for the first time in thirty years weaving the narrative between past and present to create a thrilling and affecting story of survival and recovery Like the best survivo Wow You would think this book would be interesting It's about a terrible crash that came close to killing everyone onboard There's a plane screaming to a halt in a woods cloaked with dense fog and no moon The author Robert Sabbag has his back broken as the seat belt he wore stayed buckled but the seat itself was thrown free of it's connections to the fuselage He and the other injured survivors stagger out into the black night doused with aviation fuel These events were ultimately so traumatic that the author couldn't write about it for decades And when he did he went back to talk to the people who had been there You would think it would be interesting but it's not At least not for meI chose this book because I have recently read some stunningly good autobiographical books One was Donovan Campbell's Joker One Another was Tori McClure's Pearl in the Storm How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean In the first case the story was about a Marine Platoon in Ira In the second McClure's story about rowing across the Atlantic Yes rowing And it was so good So I figured a plane crash a seasoned author that had drama pathos and be worth reading I thought that after decades of consideration that the author's analysis would be deep and thoughtful that I could learn something about humans in terrible situationsWhat I found was reporting A too brief explanation of what occurred that night followed by too much detail about the wrong things I didn't and don't care for example about the subseuent careers of the young people on board that flight I was happy for them that they graduated from University X and that they now had than one house but honestly I was looking for about the conseuences of what they uniuely experienced There is an effort to dig out this information Sabbag knew what he was looking for but how he presented the information left me cold and unaffected I was not drawn in to careSo for me Down Around Midnight was not a great read If after this review though you are still interested I'd suggest looking at one of Mr Sabbag's others books which have a 'Look Inside' excerp and see if his writing style appeals to you Or of course there's the library I can't suggest this as a buy thoughPam T Abduction years weaving the narrative between past and present to create a thrilling and affecting story of survival and recovery Like the best survivo Wow You would think this book would be interesting It's about a terrible crash that came close to killing everyone onboard There's a plane screaming to a halt in a woods cloaked with dense fog and no moon The author Robert Sabbag has his back broken as the seat belt he wore stayed buckled but the seat itself was thrown free of it's connections to the fuselage He and the other injured survivors stagger out into the black night doused with aviation fuel These events were ultimately so traumatic that the author couldn't write about it for decades And when he did he went back to talk to the people who had been there You would think it would be interesting but it's not At least not for meI chose this book because I have recently read some stunningly good autobiographical books One was Donovan Campbell's Joker One Another was Tori McClure's Pearl in the Storm How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean In the first case the story was about a Marine Platoon in Ira In the second McClure's story about rowing across the Atlantic Yes rowing And it was so good So I figured a plane crash a seasoned author that had drama pathos and be worth reading I thought that after decades of consideration that the author's analysis would be deep and thoughtful that I could learn something about humans in terrible situationsWhat I found was reporting A too brief explanation of what occurred that night followed by too much detail about the wrong things I didn't and don't care for example about the subseuent careers of the Hazlitt in Love young people on board that flight I was happy for them that they graduated from University X and that they now had than one house but honestly I was looking for about the conseuences of what they uniuely experienced There is an effort to dig out this information Sabbag knew what he was looking for but how he presented the information left me cold and unaffected I was not drawn in to careSo for me Down Around Midnight was not a great read If after this review though Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord (Dangerous Rogues, you are still interested I'd suggest looking at one of Mr Sabbag's others books which have a 'Look Inside' excerp and see if his writing style appeals to Always and Forever (Blood Brothers MC you Or of course there's the library I can't suggest this as a buy thoughPam T

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A bestselling author tells the terrifying and inspiring story of the plane crash he survivedAround midnight on June 17 1979 Air New England flight 248 crashed into the woods on Cape Cod The pilot died but the copilot and eight passengers survived with trauma both physical and emotional Robert Sabbag at the height of his fame for his bestselling book Snowblind was among them Down Around Midn Read because I am a fan of aviation books It wasn’t my favorite But I would read Sabbag’s book on cocaine smuggling if I ran across it


10 thoughts on “Down Around Midnight A Memoir of Crash and Survival

  1. says:

    The story itself is interesting but the telling of it is severely lacking The writing was disjointed with the author setting off on psychological tangents than I could handle I skimmed the second half thinking at some point I'd get back into it but never did It was a completely unsatisfying read The whole book I kept thinking This guy wrote a bestseller? Really?


  2. says:

    Not because my cousin wrote this but the fact that I was in europe the whole summer when it the plane crash happened and never heard about it til we were back in touch after 20 yrshe just visited me and gave me his book and I couldn't put it downit is a compelling account of a plane crash that he survived along with 8 othersgripping


  3. says:

    Read because I am a fan of aviation books It wasn’t my favorite But I would read Sabbag’s book on cocaine smuggling if I ran across it


  4. says:

    Just before his 33rd birthday when he was as he says “half famous” because his first book Snowblind had become a bestseller Sabbag was on his way to Cape Cod in a small turboprop plane Due to pilot error the plane came down in a thickly wooded area The pilot paid for his mistake with his life but the co pilot and eight passengers survivedSo this short 214 page memoir is about the crash looking back over a 28 year interval during which Sabbag just tried to get on with his life coping with the physical aftermath of extensive injuries and the psychological trauma of being a survivor As Sabbag relates the incident cut his life into two the before and after phases Not surprising reallyMemoirs of course are all about the great I and therefore usually come across as a bit narcissistic I don’t think Down Around Midnight is an exception to the rule Still there’s a certain fascination in knowing what it’s like to survive a plane crash especially if like me you board every plane with the absolute certainty that it’s going to drop out of the sky The story begins with the crash and ends with the scar left in the woods where the crash happened a fitting metaphor for the scar that cuts across the lives of the people on board Sabbag explores both the causes of the accident and the bond that exists between those passengers and rescue workers who are able to deal with talking about it; not all areI suppose that if you’re involved in a traumatic incident and you’re a writer sooner or later you’re going to deal with that incident in writing I have the impression of a man who knows his time on this earth is finite and needs to face the defining moment of his life once and for all; but for all that there’s a certain defensiveness and pushing back in the text At those moments the writing becomes brash and journalistic not at all to my tasteSabbag is at his best when he’s being honest about his ongoing emotional reaction to the crash in particular his guilt that he may have exacerbated the injuries of the passengers he insisted be removed from the plane afraid that it would catch fire Once he reaches that admission something seems to be released and the writing just takes on a deeper and personal toneThere were points in this book when I felt that I was only continuing with it because it was short and because I wanted to review it It sometimes seemed meandering and the variations in writing style were a little off putting But the last twenty pages or so redeemed it for me


  5. says:

    Wow You would think this book would be interesting It's about a terrible crash that came close to killing everyone onboard There's a plane screaming to a halt in a woods cloaked with dense fog and no moon The author Robert Sabbag has his back broken as the seat belt he wore stayed buckled but the seat itself was thrown free of it's connections to the fuselage He and the other injured survivors stagger out into the black night doused with aviation fuel These events were ultimately so traumatic that the author couldn't write about it for decades And when he did he went back to talk to the people who had been there You would think it would be interesting but it's not At least not for meI chose this book because I have recently read some stunningly good autobiographical books One was Donovan Campbell's Joker One Another was Tori McClure's Pearl in the Storm How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean In the first case the story was about a Marine Platoon in Ira In the second McClure's story about rowing across the Atlantic Yes rowing And it was so good So I figured a plane crash a seasoned author that had drama pathos and be worth reading I thought that after decades of consideration that the author's analysis would be deep and thoughtful that I could learn something about humans in terrible situationsWhat I found was reporting A too brief explanation of what occurred that night followed by too much detail about the wrong things I didn't and don't care for example about the subseuent careers of the young people on board that flight I was happy for them that they graduated from University X and that they now had than one house but honestly I was looking for about the conseuences of what they uniuely experienced There is an effort to dig out this information Sabbag knew what he was looking for but how he presented the information left me cold and unaffected I was not drawn in to careSo for me Down Around Midnight was not a great read If after this review though you are still interested I'd suggest looking at one of Mr Sabbag's others books which have a 'Look Inside' excerp and see if his writing style appeals to you Or of course there's the library I can't suggest this as a buy thoughPam T


  6. says:

    Until the last few chapters I was prepared to give this rambling self spiraling memoir a two star rating We're led to expect a reunion of Sabbag with his fellow crash survivors one by one almost thirty years after the 1979 plane crash with personal ruminations on the meaning of sudden crisis and survival You have to plow through a lot of sidebars to get that thread As others note in their reviews Sabbag is all over the place the crash Cape Cod the media then and now his writing career his relationships These themes could be seamlessly woven together by a writer as skilled as Sabbag may be but they seem to crash into each other like bump cars For example we're about to meet a fellow survivor but first we get an extended history of a general store in Cape Cod where Sabbag and the survivor plan to meet Cape Cod is practically a primary character in the book as Sabbag perhaps intended it to be The effect is at best irritating and at worst a severe impediment to his narrative But then one gets it Sabbag is carrying a deeply unsettling and unanswered uestion from the crash and he completes the book without learning the answer Did his decision to move an injured teenage girl from the plane worsen her injuries perhaps with permanent damage? The plane could have exploded so he and another passenger got her out of the plane sounds heroic to me But the plane did not explode He never heard the extent or longterm conseuences of her injuries and when he locates the girl's parents years later the girl's two sisters were also on the plane can you imagine? the mother would not respond and the father told him his daughters would not talk to him and ultimately hung up on him Was the goal of his book forgiveness or at least reassurance that he caused no harm? Was he searching for respite from a sense of guilt? As this became apparent in the last chapters I switched from annoyance at Sabbag to a heartfelt wish he gained the respite he sought through his memoir For the book is an examination of conscience than a study of a plane crash by one of its survivors


  7. says:

    Sabbag was aboard a small plane going from New York to Cape Cod in 1979 when the plane crashed into the woods The author explores the event and reflects on his personal experiences both physical and psychological in the aftermath along with four other passengers onboard that night There were eight passengers and two crewmembers onboard in totalSabbag's interviews with his fellow passengers were inconseuential and superficial for the most part The disjointed assemblage of the interviews and the whole book for that matter was jarring I felt that he could have used his reporting skills a bit persuasively in reuesting interviews with the co pilot and three other passengers The book never coalesced into a fully realized complete story The back cover notes that Sabbag has written a film which made me wonder why he stumbled so badly in developing the experiences of the passengers he did interviewPerhaps Sabbag was just too close to the subject and wasn't able to distance himself enough from the event to adeuately delve into the complicated emotions involved In looking at reviews I note some higher ratings than I gave the book but I'm sticking with 2 stars I found the book incomplete and unsatisfying


  8. says:

    The author's intention was to follow take advantage of the motivation that drew him and express all of his emotions and findings about the crash And that he didI was bored of reading every thought that came across his mind After all of his interviewing and research over twenty years I would have liked to know why the plane actually crashed We only know as much that the crash may have been intentional by the pilotHowever I did find some pages interesting whether true or not Physics of the plane descending and the impact broken by the trees which aided in their survival Neurological symptoms such as the effects or encouragements of PTSD post traumatic stress syndrome regarding survivor's guilt not only reliving the event with your own death but constantly living in fear that you 'can only outlive your fate as long as you can outrun it' Biochemically 'the link between emotion and memory is the release of stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol which trigger the release of norepinephrine which reinforces the permanence of traumatic memories' And every memory from your photographic flashbulb memory are altered every time you retrieve and refile it in the perception of vividness


  9. says:

    Sabbag was a survivor of the crash of Flight 248 Air New England in June 1979 along with several other people Thirty years after the crash which took place in dense forest on Cape Cod he decides to piece together what happened by tracking down survivors He makes contact with most of them Information on how they coped with the aftermath is fascinating enough they all suffered from one or of depression anger lack of confidence and survivor guilt though revelations on how it changed their lives are thin on the ground This book at just over 200 pages feels padded and I don't know if there was ever here than a long magazine article


  10. says:

    Geoffrey Jennings an independent bookseller at Rainy Day Books in Fairway Kan gushed about “Down Around Midnight” by Robert Sabbag a memoir about a plane crash that he survived 30 years ago and its aftermath “I am abrasive and jaded and I have read lots of things” Jennings said on the floor of the exhibition hall “I was reading the book at night and my wife came down and I said ‘there is nothing you could say or do — in fact you could not even pay me — to stop reading this book’”NY Times Book Blog 53109


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