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Length: 608 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Veteran novelist and British politician Archer (Kane and Abel) is currently serving a prison sentence for perjury, so readers can perhaps forgive him if this latest effort falls short of his usual standard. The implausibly plotted novel follows fraternal twin boys separated at birth by a bizarre set of circumstances. Nat Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport are born in Hartford, Conn., in the early 1950s. A meddlesome nurse sends them home with different families. Nat is raised in a lower-middle-class household, attends the University of Connecticut, serves heroically in Vietnam and goes into banking. Fletcher, the wealthy Yalie, becomes a lawyer and a politician. The men are repeatedly thrown into competition with each other, whether for admission to college or in their professional lives, their rivalry culminating when they both run for governor of their home state. The characters are too thin, and their respective worlds too littered with clich‚s, to offer a satisfying portrait of the baby boomer generation. Contrived plot twists offer little distraction, while the dialogue sometimes reads like a set of photo captions-information without emotion. "When you think about it, they are the obvious predator," says Nat about a takeover threat. "Fairchild's is the largest bank in the state; seventy-one branches with almost no serious rivals." Archer is usually a skillful storyteller, but he drops the ball here.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"one of the top ten storytellers in the world." --Los Angeles Times

"Archer is a master entertainer." --Time

"Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages." --The Boston Globe

"Cunning plots, silken style . . . Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." --The New York Times
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER 5 STARS !!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book itself is in good condition ex Bristol Library
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep turning those pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a page turner!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars I loved Jeffrey archer's last 4
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5.0 out of 5 stars stunningly good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
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2.0 out of 5 stars As much as I have enjoyed other Archer books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good garden read
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