10 Sep No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it. A collection of taut, electrifying tales from the master of international intrigue, #1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth A wealthy philanderer. An excellent collection of short stories by Mr. Frederick Forsyth, all loaded with intrigue and ending with fiendishly clever plot twists. The ending of the.
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Nov 26, Viceroy rated it it was amazing. Those alone who have journeyed on the sea and in the sky, or across the great snows or over desert sands, know the feeling.
As any reader of his books comebxcks, Forsyth has a highly developed sense of the honour and dignity of soldiers and policemen and along with that goes a respect for soldiers on both side of any conflict, professional men doing a professional job. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Comment The story is an extremely uneven mix of content and styles: But only 3 of them caught my attention and lived up to the claim.
Only, there was a third man in the case too, a stranger who took it all, but he was a farmer. They abuse him and his solicitor who has discovered it with them is astounded as well after a lifetime of knowing the deceased comebac,s.
And so, after the boat has docked and the South African taken Murgatroyd to the local hospital where he is covered in anti-burn cream, his hands bandaged, his shoulder put in a sling and generally fixed up after his ordeal — Murgatroyd returns to the hotel to find the story of his exploit has preceded him and he is greeted like a hero, cheered by the crowd of holidaymakers all the way to the comebaacks to his apartment.
When Harkishan rebels, Billie attacks him, knocking the student to the ground. Some, like the title story, appear fredreick be studies or sketches for fomebacks novels. All that is bad enough, but it can get worse when it is not private gossip spoken of with some guilt combined with concealed joy in misery of fgederick, whispered amongst colleagues or neighbours or relatives or general society, in drawing rooms or around lunch tables or water coolers in offices.
A gruesome sense forysth humour. Money with Menaces 24 pages Mr Samuel Nutkin is a timid insurance broker who catches the 8. No-one will read this one and then fail to mention “No snakes in Ireland”, which is wonderful, but there are 9 more great ones as well. One really loves this anticlimax of the mild much harried man being free even as he explains to her how she shall be well provided for, with the house and the division of money he has in mind, while he takes over the boat and trains to take on the role of the fisherman under the previous owner whose grandson can then be educated in a good place.
But when it comes to Ireland in a Frederick Forsyth story, its ramifications, no, anything can happen. And as usual the reader is in for a major surprise. The description of the successive catches and hauling in of fairly small fish is told with documentary accuracy, typically thorough Forsyth and very enjoyable for readers who like factual accounts of technical processes. Not all people of Ireland opposed the British rule, even in south, including Dublin – and what is not taught is that the first act of uprising which failed had people of Dublin, particularly Catholics, and poor, throw garbage at the revolutionaries as they were being taken away after arrest, out of anger for having made the life of poor subjects more difficult by the act of what can be called war or terrorism depending on which side one is on.
In this story, a man is smeared in I put this done for several years. Oct 06, David rated it really liked it. A lot of the payoffs are cheap and silly.
A collection of taut, electrifying tales from the master of international intrigue, 1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth… A wealthy philanderer plots to murder the husband of the woman he loves…A mild-mannered banker faces off in a fight to the death against a monstrous fish…A thief with a plan to hijack tons of French brandy finds that no plan is perfect in practice…and a judge enters a friendly game of poker with two other passengers on a train, only to find himself playing a dangerous hand… With these ten thrilling short stories of betrayal and blackmail, of murder and revenge, manipulators and machinations, Frederick Forsyth proves once again that when it comes to edge-of-your-seat storytelling, no one else comes close.
His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. Got an old copy, which I never would swap! Everyone else in the neighbourhood is now settled in the towering block provided by the council, and the old man finally brought out carried bodily like a baby by the evicting police before they take him to a cafe for some warm food, and then the surprises begin – there is a body in the fireplace!
IMHO, the most satisfying are “The Emperor” a bit of “The Old Man and the Sea” meets “The Taming of the Shrew” for lack of a better analogy and “Privilege” it’s great to see an uppity, seemingly untouchable mainstream media journalist get his comeuppance and poetic justice.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. But two last – “A Careful Man” and “Sharp Practice” weren’t really krimis and I knew from the beginning how this story ends.
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Jul freerick, Nancy rated it really liked it. Hanley shepherds the bewildered old man off comebaccks a frederjck caff and pays for him to have probably the first hot meal in months.
Thus the hen-pecked husband stereotype who appears in two of the stories seems a creature from another world, and his nagging, blue-rinse wife in each case like something from Monty Python or a Donald McGill cartoon. There follow a tense 48 hours as Harkishan trails Billie back to his cheap terrace house and agonises that his wife or children might be bitten and killed by the snake.
Nothing incredible, even a bit pat. Goodread only if you have loved reading Forsyth previously as his habit of meticulously detailing a crime and happening of a crime can bore you to death!!!
Nutkin perfectly feigns horror and embarrassment and shame and says, No, nothing — oh how horrible! Nov 29, Peregrine 12 rated it really liked it.
So that evening Harkishan sets up a little shrine in his Belfast flat to the goddess Shakti and prays for guidance, and the drizzling rain on the windowpane leads his eye to the corner of forsyht room where the belt of his dressing gown lies huddled in fredrick shape of… a snake!
One assumes a lot about history generally by the way it is taught, and particularly about revolutions, not realising people are complex and hence so is the turn of events in any part, including revolutions.
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All the stories are excellent and no two are the same. He then phones the editors of every national and local newspaper in London, suggesting they send a journalist to the court for an entertaining session. He is precisely the kind of solid, experienced, by-the-book official that Forsyth reverences in story after story.
Those nitpicks aside, a thoroughly enjoyable read, enhanced all the more by some delightfully witty prose employed throughout the stories. Deepa Certified Buyer 23 Jul, Refresh and try again. More gripping than the previous two novels, with the fourth and final story being genuinely funny, in the style of an Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness.
A collection of wonderful, unforgettable short stories. He assembles and wraps up his package, then takes it to the rendezvous in Battersea Park, where a masked man on a motorbike relieves him of it quickly. He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at 19, where he served on National Service from to Every story kept my attention, and the writing was clear and interesting.