A TWIST IN THE TALE by JEFFREY ARCHER BY THE SAME AUTHOR Novels Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Shall We Tell The Pre. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Archer's (Kane and Abel) talent as a raconteur is evident in these 12 distinctive short stories, all of which have. A Twist In The Tale PDF Free Download Originally published: Author: Jeffrey Archer Genre: Mystery Page count: ISBN: OCLC.
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'For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto The Sins of the Fath The Collected Short Stories - Jeffrey. Archer's consummate skill as a storyteller is reflected in these six stories from A Twist in the Tale. Each story is different and each ends with a surprising twist. Archer, Jeffrey - A Twist In the Tale. Read more · Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale · Read more · How to Twist a Dragon's Tale. Read more.
As they are boarding the plane, they run into the very wealthy parents of one of their more spoiled students. It's a well set-up twist and will make the reader very happy at the end. View 2 comments. Enlarge cover. Two stories stand out - the last, and most poignant, a detailed letter written by a loving son to his rabbi father, describing how he first met and fell in love with his Gentile wife, which manages to catalogue the important landmarks of his life; and a story about a female picking up a man at a pub that is nothing like it seems.
The Steal is the story of a married couple of two teachers who save up all the year round for their vacation. At the end of the year they visit a new country and bring home a memento of their vacation that they refer to as the "steal". Colonel Bullfrog is the story of unlikely friendship between Japanese soldiers and a British PoW and how the friendship evolves even after the WW2 has ended. Checkmate is the story of two people who meet at a chess club and how the host captain gets hustled by an accountant and her pretty girlfriend.
The Wine Taster is the story of a intolerable man who has inherited wealth and state from his ancestors.
He also inherits a wine cellar from his father but doesn't know much about wines A Chapter of Accidents is the story of a man who sets an elaborate trap to revenge a man he suspects of having an affair with his wife. The Loophole is the story of two best friends who fake a public spat and consequently sue each other for defame, only to save money on the taxes.
Christina Rosenthal is a tragic love story of a Jew boy and a Christian girl. The story is told in the last letter the boy wrote his Rabi father before committing suicide. Jan 26, Nidhi rated it it was ok Shelves: There is no twist and no tale for that matter - atleast none worth the mettle All the while reading it I had a sense of deja-vu and not because I had read this earlier, but because the stories were so predictable.
Couldnt wait to finish this book - and I dont mean it in a good way.
For people who are just starting to read books this would suit their liking, but not for seasoned readers or lovers of writing. Aug 06, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Jeffrey Archer is frequently inspired to write short stories based on actual events. Since most of the books I read are E-Books, my curiosity prompts me to easily Google the situations, the tales and the characters in order to learn --as Paul Harvey famously put it -- "The rest of the story".
Archer is a master of 'the twist' ending In fact, more often than not I feel compelled to immediately re-read them to see if I can learn what I may have missed! Naturally, it is difficult to rate a collection. Some are more engaging than others --it depends on the readers preferences. But all are extremely well done.
I won't rate it a 5, because I reserve that for my all-time favorite books. But I unreservedly give it a strong 4. I look forward to reading more of Jeffrey Archer's works. Feb 24, Nilofer rated it liked it Shelves: Two stories stand out - the last, and most poignant, a detailed letter written by a loving son to his rabbi father, describing how he first met and fell in love with his Gentile wife, which manages to catalogue the important landmarks of his life; and a story about a female picking up a man at a pub that is nothing like it seems.
The others seem a little forced, especially the Golf Club one, and even the first in the book, about the 'perfect murder'. By the end I'd lost interest in whether he co Two stories stand out - the last, and most poignant, a detailed letter written by a loving son to his rabbi father, describing how he first met and fell in love with his Gentile wife, which manages to catalogue the important landmarks of his life; and a story about a female picking up a man at a pub that is nothing like it seems.
By the end I'd lost interest in whether he could get away with it or not, and had guessed the ending, which ruined everything, that being one of Archer's key skills, and the point of these short stories, as we can gather from the title.
View 2 comments. Mar 10, Monica rated it really liked it. Dear Booklovers, I was just 11 years old when this book was published in That was more than 25 years ago and Jeffrey Archer was 48 years old. A Twist in the Tale is a collection of 12 short stories with a twist in the end for each story. Jeffrey Archer stated in the book that ten of the short stories are based on known incidents plus some embellishment and only two of the stories are a result of his own imagination.
While this book is not his best work I still loved reading each story. Refreshingly twisted. Feb 24, Shrena rated it really liked it. Aptly named, A Twist in the Tale, keeps you glued to your seat all the while you flutter through the pages, and at the very end it will throw you off the track. The end had some major twists added to each story, I had to re-read some of them just to be sure if what I read was correct. The perfect murder, The wine taster, Just good friends , The steal and The loophole all of these stories had such twist at the very end, Archer sure knows how to keep the reader interested.
There were a few short sto Aptly named, A Twist in the Tale, keeps you glued to your seat all the while you flutter through the pages, and at the very end it will throw you off the track. There were a few short stories were so heart-rending, like 'a la carte' and 'Christina Rosenthal'. Christina Rosenthal the last story served as the perfect poignant end to the book. A short book, with around 10 stories, written perfectly in sync with the title.
I read this book about 4 years ago, and I wasn't very impressed by a story or two that i read then. Now, luckily I decided to give it another chance.
It is an example of good story telling ability of Archer. He is a master. I loved some stories, the plot and especially the awesome endings. These are just the kind of stuff I look for in a short story book. I loved the stories and they kept me amused during the long hours of boredom that I normally experience while traveling to and from my univers I read this book about 4 years ago, and I wasn't very impressed by a story or two that i read then.
I loved the stories and they kept me amused during the long hours of boredom that I normally experience while traveling to and from my university. It is a fine book. Apr 25, Lanre Ogundimu rated it it was amazing.
Jeffery Archer is a master story teller. The book, A Twist in the Tale, indeed confirms this. But, he does a good job of making urban legends into real stories, so I won't dog him to bad for that. Sep 27, Asha Seth rated it liked it Shelves: A fine collection of short stories. Review to follow. Nov 23, Prasanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: This collection of short stories was unexpectedly a good read for me.
I had read Archer few years ago, but not his short stories. But the simple stories in this collection were good, with a twist in the ending some were easily guessable. Overall an enjoyable read. Jan 13, Linda Rowland rated it it was amazing. My first Jeffrey Archer. Will read more. View all 5 comments. Sep 02, Dimithri Jayasuriya rated it liked it. Was not expecting short stories, but it was good, didn't like the "steal" but the rest had a good twist.
Downloaded in error as thought it was a stand alone book and not a series of short stories. However i really enjoyed these, all brilliantly written as usual by this amazing author.
Feb 01, Aditi rated it it was amazing. It's an amazing collection of stories. Each one of them, as the title describes, has a twist in it. Overall, it's so much fun to read! Si Chef yang melihat bakat memasak Mark kemudian pada akhir masa kerja Mark menawarkannya untuk sekolah masak di Paris. Mark harus memilih untuk hidup santai di pabrik ban paling suka cerita mengenai Mark yang ga niat kuliah, pengen hidup nyantai sambil kerja di pabrik ban mobil seperti bapaknya.
Mark harus memilih untuk hidup santai di pabrik ban atau kerja keras menjadi Chef. Affair terjalin kembali, apalagi setelah si cowok mengetahui kalo anaknya masih hidup. Si cewek yang sudah menikah mengajukan tuntutan cerai kepada suaminya. Si suami menyetujui dengan syarat si anak ikut dengannya dan si ayah yang asli tidak boleh memberitahukan kebenarannya sama si anak.
Archer writes wonderful short stories and this book is no exception. Each of these stories has a little twist that makes the story a little more or less than it first appeared.
I will admit that there were a couple of stories where the twist eluded me. The standout story, which is worth reading the book for, was called The Steal about a British school master and mistress who save up for a vacation every year and make a point to come away with some piece of treasure.
They decide to go to Turkey Archer writes wonderful short stories and this book is no exception. They decide to go to Turkey, which means carpets. The wife researches carpets until she could probably sell them better than most carpet sellers.
She understands the insides and outsides of the rhythms of the bargaining process, how they look upon tourists etc.
As they are boarding the plane, they run into the very wealthy parents of one of their more spoiled students. They hope it is mere coincidence. It is not. Once they arrive in Turkey the other couple invites them to join them on their yacht etc.
It is not a lifestyle to which these schoolmasters aspire but they are polite. Finally it is time to go carpet shopping but they still cannot get away from this couple who leads them into an exceptionally expensive carpet store.
While the wealthy couple is demanding all and sundry, the school teacher sees a gorgeous carpet that is just what she is looking for and she measures it and it is the right size and the colors are indicative of its quality.
When she is offered coffee she gratefully accepts. They are very happy because they were willing to spend more. And the shop keeper writes out a bill of sale for considerably less than the price paid.
They leave and the shop owner turns to the school couple who tell him that the shop is out of their price range. He disagrees and asks if they have seen a carpet. The shopkeeper's son is outraged but the shopkeeper is very pleased that the carpet is going where it belongs. He writes out a bill for the exact amount of sale.
Back in customs, the wealthy couple ask the school teachers if they would bring their carpet through. They will, of course, pay the duty. It had been another de-pressing day, and now I was being asked to forgo the one thing that would have made it bearable. There was no immediate reply from the other end. Wearily, I phoned my wife to let her know I was on. It was a trick I often used to make Elizabeth feel she knew where I was every moment of the day. Most of the office staff had already left for the night so I gathered together some papers I could work on at home.
Since the new company had taken us over six months ago, the management had not only sacked my Number Two in the accounts department but expected me to cover his work as well as my own. As I drove out of the office car park and joined the evening rush hour I began to regret having been so sharp with Carla.
After all, the role of the other woman was hardly one she delighted in. The feeling of guilt persisted, so that when I reached the corner of Sloane Square , I jumped out of my car and ran across the road.
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