View Full Version : Jeffery Archer

Vennila X Vana
08-22-2005, 09:50 PM
Well, the reading threads have been very stagnant lately so to liven things up, have any of you ever read anything by Jeffery Archer? I read Kane and Abel last summer and loved every word. It's a book about a polish immigrant named Wladek [whose name in a strange turn of events becomes that of his father's Abel Rosnovski] and William Lowell Kane. It's hard to explain the plot of this book, because it's so saturated. It is basically the life story of these two men, interesting down the very last page with so many unexpected turns.

It gives a lot of insight into life of the rich during the great depression, but really what gets me about it is how complete it is. No book could ever leave you as fulfilled, nothing could merit to be called a story before this book.

He also wrote very many books, on mostly the same subject [the rich and the poor] and I think he is an extraordinary author who really knows the meaning of a good story.

08-22-2005, 10:00 PM
Is this fiction? It sounds fiction. I could always look it up, but I looked up so many things today for school. It sounds like a good book. Are the immigrants Jewish?
The book sounds long...How many pages is it?

Vennila X Vana
08-22-2005, 11:15 PM
haha that sounded like such an ADD reply.

Okay, yeah it is fiction. Although not wholly, maybe it could be Historical Fiction?

Aw poor JEM looking up so many things for school. Ah you make me lust for school to open, I feel so non productive in the summer.

I said he was a Polish immigrant. But, wait, yeah isn't Poland staunchly Jewish these days? Back then I don't think it was, or if it was this guy wasn't. He was taken over by the Germans and then the Russians though so this was way back when.

WWII is my favorite to study, but I find that might be insensitive or something to Jewish people.

Gah, I dislike it when people ask how many pages are in a certain book. What do pages mean? But yes, it is massive. I used to use it as a paperweight.

09-14-2005, 09:23 AM
Is this a classic author?

09-20-2005, 10:05 PM
Sounds like a good book