To Cut a Long Story Short

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To Cut a Long Story Short

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Special Features: Cahners Business Information (c) 2000 Archer (Twelve Red Herrings; The Fourth Estate) maintains his obsession with surprise endings, producing a collection of 14 cleverly twisting tales, nine of which are based on true incidents. If most of the stories fail to produce a lasting effect, they are characteristically fluid and occasionally satisfying. Among Special Features: Cahners Business Information (c) 2000 Archer (Twelve Red Herrings; The Fourth Estate) maintains his obsession with surprise endings, producing a collection of 14 cleverly twisting tales, nine of which are based on true incidents. If most of the stories fail to produce a lasting effect, they are characteristically fluid and occasionally satisfying. Among the most successful is Something for Nothing, inspired by a real story. Jake, a New York City father making a routine telephone call to his elderly mother, overhears another conversation in which instructions are given to pick up an envelope containing $100,000. Jake dashes out of his apartment and intercepts the loot before the intended recipient, but discovers that nothing is ever as foolproof as it sounds. In A Change of Heart, another fact-based tale, a white bigot in South Africa gets a heart transplant--and discovers the heart belonged to an African man he killed in a car accident. The incident inspires the bigot and others to reconsider their narrow views. The Endgame has a smart premise--a multimillionaire widower tests his familys loyalty by declaring himself bankrupt--yet the characters move as predictably as the chess pieces on the valuable set that is the focal point of the tale. A Weekend to Remember features bachelor-hotel owner Tony Romanelli and a sexy arts writer named Susie. Tony prides himself on being able to read if a woman is interested by the feel of her greeting or parting hug, but he reads the wrong story in Susies enthusiastic squeeze. Perhaps cutting these fictions short was a mistake, their complex premises demanding lengthier elaboration. However, Archers following is legion and the collection will doubtless find its readership. (Jan. 7)?


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Special Features: Cahners Business Information (c) 2000 Archer (Twelve Red Herrings; The Fourth Estate) maintains his obsession with surprise endings, producing a collection of 14 cleverly twisting tales, nine of which are based on true incidents. If most of the stories fail to produce a lasting effect, they are characteristically fluid and occasionally satisfying. Among Special Features: Cahners Business Information (c) 2000 Archer (Twelve Red Herrings; The Fourth Estate) maintains his obsession with surprise endings, producing a collection of 14 cleverly twisting tales, nine of which are based on true incidents. If most of the stories fail to produce a lasting effect, they are characteristically fluid and occasionally satisfying. Among the most successful is Something for Nothing, inspired by a real story. Jake, a New York City father making a routine telephone call to his elderly mother, overhears another conversation in which instructions are given to pick up an envelope containing $100,000. Jake dashes out of his apartment and intercepts the loot before the intended recipient, but discovers that nothing is ever as foolproof as it sounds. In A Change of Heart, another fact-based tale, a white bigot in South Africa gets a heart transplant--and discovers the heart belonged to an African man he killed in a car accident. The incident inspires the bigot and others to reconsider their narrow views. The Endgame has a smart premise--a multimillionaire widower tests his familys loyalty by declaring himself bankrupt--yet the characters move as predictably as the chess pieces on the valuable set that is the focal point of the tale. A Weekend to Remember features bachelor-hotel owner Tony Romanelli and a sexy arts writer named Susie. Tony prides himself on being able to read if a woman is interested by the feel of her greeting or parting hug, but he reads the wrong story in Susies enthusiastic squeeze. Perhaps cutting these fictions short was a mistake, their complex premises demanding lengthier elaboration. However, Archers following is legion and the collection will doubtless find its readership. (Jan. 7)?
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Title To Cut a Long Story Short Height 17.2
Jeffrey Archer Width 10.8
ISBN-13 9780007773596 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0007773595 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Pages
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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