Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer – Review

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Name          – Tell Tale
 Author                 – Jeffrey Archer 
 Publisher              – Pan Macmillan 
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After the Cliffton Chronicles, readers would be expecting another thrilling novel from the legendary writer but what followed is a comparatively different set of short stories. 
Some of the stories are inspired from real life while some are purely fictional.

To begin with, the 100 word story, perfect murder tells a whole tale in 100 words. Further the mix of fiction and reality leaves the reader engrossed in the engaging narration anand impeccable plots. The story of how someone who doesn’t own any land ended up earning billions from car park fees is unbelievable but real. The same leaves the readers awestruck about how strange reality could be. ‘Who killed the mayor’ is a tale that will make the readers go on and and on guessing and finally giving up. However the climax was more or less expected.

Another book which is a literary bliss would be’ A Gentleman and a scholar’ where the first woman lecturer in Harvard is having a debate on the Shakespearean verses. The tale of the girl who hitch hikes to get stories for her books is interesting with a twist. The senior vice president is the longest of all. It could be counted as a micro novel. 

Author has pulled off his effortless narrational abilities in pulling off a thriller. Some of the tales failed to maintain the graph and hence the pace and entertainment Quotient of the book is not stable.


Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :   4.5/5
Character   : 4.5  /5
Entertainment Quotient: 4/5

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

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