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The Collected Short Stories
     

The Collected Short Stories

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by Jeffrey Archer
 

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume...

THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIESA Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers

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Collected Short Stories 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ThePolyBlog More than 1 year ago
THE PLOT OR PREMISE: An amazing collection of 36 shortstories from a master storyteller combining romance, history, danger, twists, international intrigue, and domestic angst. WHAT I LIKED: Obviously with 36 shortstories, one cannot simply provide a generic list of key elements. A really nice mix, particularly some of the ones with twist endings. Here is an overview of each of the stories and the ratings for each. * NEVER STOP ON THE MOTORWAY: Woman driver is chased by a van down the motorway, with the context backlit by recent rapes and murders. Fantastic twist. 5.00 * THE STEAL: A tightly-budgeted couple takes a vacation and are forced to endure the overblown ramblings of an obnoxiously rich couple, up to and including the purchase of an oriental rug. 4.75 * ONE MAN¿S MEAT¿: A story told in two parts. The first part is the intro ¿ a man sees a beautiful woman entering a theatre, and finagles a seat next to her. Then, he asks her to dinner and the story diverges into four possible endings. * RARE: Everthing goes perfectly, all too well in fact, and the ending is a depressing twist. 4.00 * BURNT: The woman¿s husband turns up, so the night is a bust and goes downhhill from there. 4.25 * OVERDONE: Everything goes horrible between the two, and the woman is basically a shrew and the meal feels like a battlescene. 4.00 * À POINT: An amazing combination of optimism and lightheartedness that outshines the other three endings by far. 5.00 WHAT I DIDN¿T LIKE: That there weren¿t even more stories or that some of the really good ones weren¿t longer! THE BOTTOM LINE: A good collection of stories. 4.25 lilypads out of 5.00. Other Information: - Source: New - Format reviewed: Hardcover - Original date of review: July 2003, updated 2011
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the short story collection to buy - it houses 3 previous volumes in one and they are all great! Terrific value for money. You have to admit it, Archer's stories are such a lot of fun.
Punishment More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished reading all the stories; however, so far each story has a different twist and is most enjoyable
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Never want to put down. Mr. Archer is the best story teller, whether short stories or novels.
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80xey More than 1 year ago
Not a review of the content of the book, nor of the author. This atrocious piece of electronic document costs $8.99. The nicely bounded, error free and made with a few dead trees cost $7.99. Almost a third 'the' is replaced by 'die' in the ebook. '£' is used liberally to replace the letter 'S'. So many odd English constructs I can't even begin to decipher. Utterly disgraceful. Where do I get a refund?