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The Broken Parachute Man: A Novel of Medical Intrigue

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
After middling pharmaceutical company executive Clyde Young boards an airplane to attend a national meeting to make a presentation concerning his employer's premium drug, his schedule is thrown into a curve when terrorists hijack the plane. After refusing to keep his head down, he is hurled out with a parachute that barely functions. He is able to survive in the wilderness ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by iUniverse
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Debbie
This was an enjoyable ride of a book as long as you suspend your sense of reality and believe anything could happen. The first section in which Clyde is trying to survive in the snowy wilderness is wildly unbelievable and I found the side paragraphs with the author’s comments to be irritating. But once you get passed that it was fun to meet each character and watch them mature and raise themselves above the life of an aimless homeless person. To be honest Clyde was the only character I did not c ...more
Ruth
With many fictional works it is necessary for the reader to suspend disbelief, to enter into the world the author created and to accept the rules of that world over the rules of the real world. We don't complain that Harry Potter isn't realistic because we willingly suspend our disbelief in magic, witches, magical creatures and more. However, once the rules have been set, we generally expect the rest of the action in the book to follow those rules. We don't expect Hermione to start being stupid ...more
Bookworm
Clyde Young works for a pharmaceutical company and is aboard a plane on his way to make a presentation for work. While aboard, terrorists hijack the plane and Clyde winds up being thrown out of the plane, and using a parachute that barely works, he manages to land and survive the fall.

The scenes were Clyde is trying to survive in the wilderness were interesting but I did find it completely unbelieveable that he survived falling out of the plane to begin with. He also doesn't seem like the kind
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Cheryl
Pharmaceutical executive Clyde Young never in a million years imagined that the plan he was flying on would be high jacked or that he would be thrown from it. Well that is exactly what happened. Clyde was not going to sit down idly to wait and see what would transpire. Before he could process what was going on, a parachute was strapped to hi body and he was thrown out of the plane like a bowling ball.

Clyde somehow survives the drop. Clyde’s survival instincts kick in. Clyde is able to live off
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Jill Hunter
When a writer recommends from the beginning tossing the book in the trash I worry. I know the styling of the writers comments were meant to be funny, but the breaking character just felt invasive and counter productive to me. I almost followed his advice and stopped reading. I did finish the book however, and it turned out to be a decent story. Not a favorite, but a good book overall.
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