Archive for June 11, 2009

My Favorite Reads-June 11

Posted: June 11, 2009 in Uncategorized


My Favorite Reads meme started by Alyce At Home With Books lets us showcase a book that hasn’t been reviewed but has been read and enjoyed .My selection for today is a Jeffery Archer book .I am not sure if people have read it before but this always remained on my bookshelf as the reminder of a story that can keep you to the edge of your seat ,just by the novelty of its plot. This was my first Jeffery Archer book and I absolutely loved it and recommended it to all who would listen to me 🙂 (That was until I read Kane And Abel ) Even after reading all of Archer’s books I still haven’t lost the love I had for this one. The book I am talking about is “Not A Penny More ,Not A Penny Less

This was his first novel and a very critically acclaimed one, turned in to a TV series and a movie too. Though his list of bestsellers is long , this one according to me, holds the top spot [OK.. Kane And Abel ties with it for the first place :)]
Though his later day novels turned in to kind of similar concepts predictable twists and turns , his earlier works were really, really good. Archer knows how to hold the attention of the reader with right amount of surprises at the right time and its very clear in this one.

Coming to this book.

Summary from the back cover:
The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life’s fortune to one man. The con: Harvey Metcalfe. A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man.

With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It’s called revenge-and they were taught by a master..

My Views:
If a plot can be so good as to hold your attention up to the last page then its definitely worth reading. This book falls in to that category.You must be feeling I am glorifying it a little too much 🙂 When have finished reading it ,you will be saying the same. All the characters are well researched and there is hardly any opportunity to find flaws in the technicalities. Language is simple thus making it a easy read.Give it a try and tell me what you felt about this book.