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Sons of Fortune

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

My first experience with archer

This book is more of a drama then a action story though it does have its fair share of blood shed. The rivalry that the two men grow aroumd makes for some amazing story telling. Read this if you like court drama or good ol fashion politics.

posted by danky0s on August 30, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Too similar to other Archer books, but not as good

I enjoyed reading the Sons of Fortune...until about the middle. After that it spirals down, crashing in the end which seems more the easy way out for a complicated situation than an actual ending. Situations that can not possibly happen, as well as errors and a rush to ...
I enjoyed reading the Sons of Fortune...until about the middle. After that it spirals down, crashing in the end which seems more the easy way out for a complicated situation than an actual ending. Situations that can not possibly happen, as well as errors and a rush to finish the book left me with a sense of betrayal by the author.

posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    Just Plain Bad

    I must admit that 'As The Crow Flies' is one of my all time favorite books from ANY author. His other works, and this one is the worst, don't come close. This one is particularly bad! Poorly researched, thrown together, daytime soap opera garbage. Archer's ignorance of American law, the U.S. military, and even American English ruins the dialogue and storyline. I can only assume that the editor just wanted to get this book on the shelves because it never would have been published without Archer's name on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    Ghastly!

    Not Archer's best by a long shot. His lack of simple research into American phrases, American colleges, the legal system, etc. is appalling. He puts British phrasing and terms into American mouths and it doesn't work. Also, he seems unable to track time very well. Those boys were born in 1950 or 51. He has Nat being drafted in 1967 when he was 16 or 17. A little research would have taken care of this. Really poor effort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2004

    Wonderful read!

    I have been a fan of Jeffrey Archer since 'Kane and Abel' and enjoyed this book thoroughly! Read it in one day and found myself wishing for it to never end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2004

    Pathetic

    Sons of Fortune reads like a Danielle Steele contrived superficial pulp fiction. Pity to see a talent being wasted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2003

    Bored me to tears

    I wish that for once, a person that claims to be an author would research the proper US Military Rank and terminology. A 2nd Lt does NOT become a Warrant Officer!

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