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A Quiver Full of Arrows Unknown Binding – 1981

3.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Reprint edition (1981)
  • ASIN: B0012USLEY
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jeffrey Archer has impressively compiled together `A Quiver Full of Arrows'. These arrows are anything but blunt and leave a meaningful impact on their readers. Known for his "natural aptitude for short stories" according to The Times, Archer has once again produced an absorbing book full of memorable stories.
The settings of the twelve tales in this book are wonderfully presented, whether it be lost in Ancient Bethlehem or stranded in a Brazilian hotel. It is evident that prior to writing, Jeffrey Archer researched the various setting locations and time periods. Unlike renowned John Grisham, Archer's writings reflect over a variety of topics including love, politics, and humor. Therefore, it is more likely that this book will appeal to you, unless you find reading about 50-year old lawyers fascinating.
You can't talk about Jeffrey Archer without referring to his expertise in writing endings. Unlike most other stories, which end in typical, lovey-dovey fashion, Archer's endings always have unexpected twists, and the ones in `A Quiver Full of Arrows' are not exceptions. After reading the book's first story, `The Chinese Statue', I found myself flipping back through the pages to reread it. The ending of this short, yet meaningful story adds a whole new perspective. This can be said about the other 11 entries. To truly understand a piece in this book, you must read it again and again; it astounds me how much depth Jeffrey Archer puts into his writing.
All in all, `A Quiver Full of Arrows' is a top-class read for everyone; I have yet to find a collection of short stories that is more appealing. It is a noteworthy two hour read that is sure to change your perspective on life. You'll have a hard time peeling your eyes off this one.
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I've read almost all of Jeffrey Archer Books. I am very disappointed with this one because I could see that his investigation is poor on some subjects. For example Spanish. We would never say in Spanish. "viva la Colombia". It is written twice in this book. Also on geography. Colombia is a tropical country but the city of Bogotá is located at 7.800 ft. altitude so it is not hot nor humid as its stated on this book. Maybe many other of his books which we thought were thoroughly investigated, were not. What a shame, because he writes very well.
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What can be said of Jeffery Archer's short stories that has not already been said? The man is a genius and his short stories are, to my mind, even better than the novels.

Here we have stories with real characters, great story lines and magnificent twists and turns, as a good short story should be. To say more about the stories would give away the excitement the reader will experience.
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This is truly a diverse book of short stories, one of which describes the young Pontius Pilate meeting and befriending Mary and Joseph before the imminent birth of Jesus. All of the stories are excellent, but this one stands alone, and makes the purchase worthwhile.
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Jeffrey has grown on me as an author. Engaging stories, unfolding all the time with nuance. This book, a collection of short stories, is a nice gem. Commuter sized stories; and interesting little escapes.
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A Quiver Full of Arrows is a book of 12 short stories. I read eight. The stories I read were well written. My favorites were The Chinese Statue, The Coup, Henry's Hiccup, One Night Stand, A Matter of Principle, and the Hungarian Professor. I think they were all brief accounts of an interesting or amusing nature.
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I wouldn't usually pick anything by Archer - but some (not all) of the stories here were immensely satisfying to read. However, considering I was 17 at the time (when I read them) I'm not sure of my 30 year old mind would appreciate the, now. However, if you want something short and captivating than this is quite a good collection (however, please remember I was a kid when I read it!).
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Though interesting some of these short stories were not appealing. Of course this dioes not mean at all that I'l notl continue to be a Jeffrey Archer fan with over 70% of his books read.
Francisco OLiveira
Parede-Portugal.
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