• "'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to survive against impossible odds'"

    Daily Mail
  • "Read's powerful account of the crash and its aftermath...what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit."

  • "'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative'"

    Graham Greene
  • "Read handles the story so well"

    Evening Standard
  • "An adventure story with a rare depth."