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St Exupérys short but intense tribute to the pilots of Aéropostale is poetic, moving and suspenseful. I re-read many sentences and paragraphs, struck by their emotional impact and beautiful imagery. This is a novel that Im particularly glad to have read in French rather than in translation.If youve ever wanted to know what flying a 1920s plane in a storm in South America was like, then this is the book to read. Based on St-Exupérys own experiences, the fact that he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission for the Free French Air Force in 1944 makes the reading experience particularly poignant.