Title : A Twist In The Tale
Author : Jeffrey Archer
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9780312933524
I think, I am gonna read all the books by Jeffrey Archer real soon. I mean, the books are too irresistible. Once I pick a book of his, I put it down after finishing it. Though, “A Twist In The Tale” was an exception to this routine. Its a collection of short stories by Archer and Sunny ( @SunnyOnHunt ) from twitter suggested me to read it after I posted the review for “To Cut A Long Story Short”. I picked up one short story at a time and thats how I completed the whole book in some twenty days. Sunny sent me an epub of this book, and I thank him for that.
A Twist In The Tale, is a collection of 12 short stories. Though, I felt that twists were a bit predictable but one cannot deny the fact that Archer’s writing is just kickass. The narration of each and every story was tight and one has to read each and every line with throughout attention. You miss out a point and the whole story goes for a toss for you.
The 12 stories presented in the book are as follows :
1. The Perfect Murder
2. Clean Sweep Ignatius
3. A La Carte
4. Not The Real Thing
5. Just Good Friends
6. The Steal
7. Colonel Bullfrog
9. The Wine Taster
10. A Chapter Of Accidents
11. The Loophole
12. Christina Rosenthal
Out of all the 12 stories, I thoroughly enjoyed reading 5 of them.
The Perfect Murder, because it was the first story and I had to read it 3 times to figure out what the twist was. Once I found it, I felt really dumb
Not The Real Thing and Just Good Friends, for their narration.
Clean Sweep Ignatius, because corruption is the thing that we keep talking and blabbering about these days. I am talking about India.
“Christina Rosenthal” story touched my heart even though it has sad ending. Nice love story.
Pick this book up, if you are into reading short stories, I can vouch, you won’t be disappointed.