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The Tower by Richard Martin Stern
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This novel is the basis for the disaster movie "The Towering Inferno". It's about a glossy new 125-storey skyscraper in which a bomb is set off during the opening ceremonies, trapping VIPs at the top and causing mayhem to break out. I never actually got to the mayhem, because the first 60 or so pages were taken up with the discovery that somebody forged change authorizations and everyone in the world had to debate what this could mean. There was also a totally gratuitous plotline involving two cheating couples that were essentially spouse-swapping (they just didn't know it). It was taking far too long to get to the actual important part of the story, and the dialogue was grating on my ears, so I abandoned it. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Oct 8, 2016 |
Story about a sabotaged tower block in New York in the seventies. Fun to read, not least for the insights into life at that time. ( )
  lizbedford27 | Jan 3, 2009 |
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