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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?
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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.