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"One of the top ten storytellers in the world." - Los Angeles Times
Each of the twelve stories stands alone, all proved of interest to me. "The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office" is a nicely woven adventure involving two very hard working people. "The Red King" involves a chess piece and it's "movement" towards marketability.
The final story, "In the Eye of the Beholder", is a "weighty matter" that is a marvelous play on perception.
Each of the stories involve value systems and while your perception of them may differ from mine, I feel that the author's experiences, the interwoven humor, the sense of justice served will all lead to each reader's complete enjoyment.
I now look forward to reading Archer's "Paths of Glory", a novel.
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Posted February 20, 2010
When you need to read Jeffrey Archer but don't have time for a novel, "Cat O'Nine Tales" is just the book. These short stories are based on those Archer heard from fellow inmates while serving time in prison, which adds to the authenticity of these for-real bizarre and crazy crimes; otherwise, one would simply be amazed at Archer's writing craft. But, once you start reading, bet you won't be able to stop at just one tale!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 15, 2009
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