Prisoner of Birth

Being a Jeffry Archer fan, I got my hands on this book as soon as I could.  It has all the elements of his style which he displayed so strikingly in Kane And Abel and Not a penny more, not a penny less, among other books. These two books are among my all-time favorites for the pure fun they provide!

Now onto the actual book. The first part actually drags a bit, unlike the usual Archer book, and is quite predictable. The second part speeds up and is a treat to read. Especially the climax, which had so hooked I couldn’t put down the book for a minute! The ending is very good and weaves together forgotten bits of information from the rest of the book. As usual, it also features elements of business, another thing I love about Archer books 🙂

In contrast, another book I read, Assassini by Thomas Gifford, was a supreme drag. The author has packed in too much of the introspective stuff and loses his chance at making the book a thriller. The climax, in particular, is just plain crazy. Ah, well, that might appeal to some people 🙂

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