This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I love every aspect of it, the humor, the drama, the acting, and it probably stems from the fact that I love (LOVE!) flying and spending time in airports. I'm not sure why but there's just something about them that attracts me. In fact, I would rather have a layover so I can explore a new airport than have a direct flight (this has changed slightly with us now having an infant). So when I found out one of my beloved movies was a book, I jumped on it. (Fun fact: This was the first eBook I ever read).
Let me put it to you straight: the book and movie have nothing to do with each other except in name and title. Ryan Bingham flies all over the country to fire people. In doing this, he is aspiring to become a member of an elite group of frequent fliers that have 1,000,000 miles. Despite the fact that the movie and book are different, I enjoyed them both. This book is funny, witty, and well-written though at times it can be a little off-the-wall and misguided. I recommend this book if you're looking for an original, humorous, quick read... in fact, a flight from Orlando to Vegas should give you plenty of time to finish (assuming you have a layover in Denver).
I love to read and to discuss books. My preferred genre is sci-fi but I like to read mostly anything.