N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 788 times:
What books has Ernest Gann written? I just got done with "Fate is the Hunter" last month and it is easily one of if not the best book I've ever read. Has Mr. Gann written any more books? What are your opinions on this writer?
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 777 times:
"Blaze of Noon" is great; its about the early days of airmail flying. Also great is "The High and the Mighty" about an episode related in "Fate," as is "Island in the Sky." These last two were made into excellent movies, by the way. He wrote lots of other stuff.
I have a first edition of "Fate." I had it completely memorized when I was a kid.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 755 times:
I have a few of Gann's books. Fate is the Hunter is by far my favourite. I also have A Gentleman of Adventure and Song of the Sirens. All three are books that you cannot put down until you're asleep.
The man was a great writer as well as a great man. I had the pleasure of speaking to him several times before his death and he was a true gem.
I guess I'd better add something here. In a previous post I mentioned Gan, St Ex and Rick Drury as the 3 great aviation writers. If I don't add Robert Serling, He'll take back all my signed copies. Sorry Bob.
Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".