Bookfilter: cult of the super mechanics
May 30, 2010 3:41 AM   Subscribe

Help me identify this book or short story: A man accidentally creates a cult of super-mechanics when he recruits a native tribe to help him fix his plane. They mix religion and an obsession with mechanical detail. I might have seen this on MeFi, but I can't find it.

I'm thinking maybe it was in the Sahara, or on the Arabian peninsula, but I'm not sure.
posted by atrazine to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Nevil Shute's, Round the Bend, I reckon.
posted by ijsbrand at 5:18 AM on May 30, 2010

I believe ijsbrand has got it, tho my dim recollections from 30 years ago are that 'Bend' is a religious allegory.
posted by mojohand at 5:29 AM on May 30, 2010

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