His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. I do recommend this book, especially for busy people who don't have time to get through a novel. The story might bring tears to over emotional people. Some of the stories were completely amazing while for some I felt the end was too open. Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare born 15 April 1940 is an English author and former politician. But in the end what I liked most about reading it was that it made me realize that short stories are also part of literature and that they have their own charm.
The fourteen short stories reviewed below are written by Jeffrey archer. I did enjoy the stories but perhaps not as much as I had hoped I wo As far as memory serves this is the first Jeffrey Archer I have read. At first, I didn't think much of it. As they say fact is stranger than fiction. The world of Jeffrey Archer, certainly from this volume, is not a joyous one, not one in which people generally pull together or look for the good.
The story has a very good climax and equally good ant-climax I would rate it as 4 ou Death Speaks This story is written by an anonymous writer. You would love the way the story ends. I wish Jeffrey had not included this story in this book. And the one with the man pretending to go broke. I am not sure if it's because it's an old book or because it is very English. The Letter is a rather raunchy short story. Mainly because they are digestible and accomplishable in a short sitting.
I loved the way the rich man carries out his plans. I almost though that a page is missing from my book and this can not be the end of the story. You may choose to skip this story if you want to end this book on a high note. The language and certain events in the book. Mainly because they are digestible and accomplishable in a short sitting.
This review and other book reviews can be found on my blog, among other kinds of posts: I don't know about anybody else, but I've always felt that Jeffrey Archer was a famous name I had heard many times but could not remember where I heard the name or anything about him. He has published several other collections of short stories; I have found the others to be more compelling. Synopsis This is a collection of 14 short stories, 9 of which are based on true incidents. The book was overall, quite good. He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. I managed to guess 2-3 or maybe 4 stories' endings. First series of short stories by Jeffrey archer.
The book in itself was well-written; like a story being told but the main problem I felt was that the stories were mostly about crimes, cases, courts, business and finance; all of which is clearly not my area of interest. This is less of a surprise ending kind of story, as we generally get a sense of how the story will develop. This is one of the best stories from this book. I did enjoy most of them but the one that blew me away was chalk and cheese. Hats off to the crime master on whom this story is based on.
But I don't feel discouraged, either. You do physically smirk to yourself at the outcome of a story and I find this work by Jeffrey Archer very enjoyable, though I have yet to read more of his books. The stories in this one cover a good range of settings and personalities, and deliver his trademark twists and turns. It was a bit hard to relate to. The romantic in me is gushing at the fact that it was based on a true story.
He particularly demonstrates a mastery of 'the twist ending' in his short stories which generally prompts me to gasp aloud in astonishment. Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with a rich assortment of truly memorable characters: the intoxicating woman who appears to her lover only once every six years; the British diplomat who employs his rather creative -- if not entirely ethical -- financial talents for a greater good; the millionaire who declares himself bankrupt to test the love and loyalties of those closest to him. Then move on to his longer works which are even better. So I think it's not so much his style of writing as it is my preferences at this point. This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.