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To Cut a Long Story Short

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2011

    Expected better, from both author and publisher

    Some of the best stories were the shortest. A couple had great plot twists. I often found the structure clunky and too obvious, and even on a first read, the dialog sometimes jarred my "ear". I enjoyed many stories, and I would've given this four stars but ... I found the poorly edited e-text distracting. The errors are similar to what happens when somebody throws a hardcopy into an optical scanner, then fails to edit the results fully. When a quick re-check of one story out of 14 identifies at least six errors --- from misspellings to missing spaces to incorrect punctuation --- I wonder why I should pay for an e-copy from a major publishing house. Do they not care for repeat business?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    I have all books of Archer and love them

    All his characters are strong, smart, sensative people. Stories/novels are very realistic and interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Terrific short stories. Good read.

    Terrific short stories. Great story teller. Good read.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Good read, nice short stories

    I enjoyed the bulk of the stories, some were a little predictable but overall a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    His short stories are always enjoyable!

    I love all Jeffrey Archer's books and his short stores are entertaining. In this collection there are a few stories that are not as good as the others, but worth reading them all to get to the ones that are excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    A Great Archer Book!

    I love this book! In fact, I finished it in one sitting. Each of the 14 stories is short and concise, but it would not leave you hanging and waiting for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Great detour from serious reading

    This collection of short stories was a lot of fun to read. Archer manages to portray an entire character quickly, and his stories always have an interesting twist. I highly recommend this Author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2002

    Breathtaking

    Archer was always a favourite of mine. He manages to spin his tales so that the reader is projected into the plot and lives it as he would live his real life. Death Speaks, starts the collection off with a twist that is to be carried on throughout all of the selected writings. The Letter and Love at First Sight also stand out as extraodinary pieces full of wit and the ability to capture the human soul. Archer has once again gone above the average writer to meet the demand for literature that deserves to be commended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2001

    Archer is both ordinary and fantastic

    Jeffrey Archer has put together another nice grouping of short stories. Having read his previous short stories, I read these with great anticipation. Like in the past, some of the stories are based on real incidents, and some are purely fictional. The stories here ranged from very good and clever, too some being overly predictable or even boring. As an Archer fan, I consider it a good read, but be prepared to be both awed and disappointed.

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