A Prisoner of Birth
ONE NIGHT. TWO MEN. FOUR WITNESSES...
A MASTERPIECE OF SUSPENSE AND STORYTELLING.
International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in this story of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge.
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder o...more
Among the different literary genres, I must admit that suspense thriller and romance are my least favorites. I love reading read...more
Danny Cartwright, a humble East-End mechanic has just proposed to his childhood sweet heart Beth. He decides to celebrate by treating his fiancée and best-friend Bernie Wilson (who also happens to be Beth’s brother) at an upmarket bar ‘The Dunlop Arms’. Also present at the bar, are a drunken party of four men, who started passing lewd comments at Beth and raise Bernie’s ire. Despite Danny’s prot...more
جيفري ارتشر الكاتب الي سمعت بيه من اسبوع مع انه كنت متفرج علي فيلم المقتبس من رواية الأفضل
"الإخوة الأعداء "
هذه القصة داني كارترايت الذي كان في المكان الخطآ والوقت الخطآ ونتهي بيه المطاف في السجن لجريمة لم يرتكبها ، كما تستمر القصة حتي يصبح صديقا لزملائه في الزنزانته الذين يعتقدون انه فعلا برئ ، بعد ان قتل احد زملائه في الزنزانة ،...more
أكثر ما يتمكن منة الكاتب هو قدرتة علي الحكي و نسج التفاصيل الصغيرة الكثيرة ليترك لك لغز هنا و موقف صادم هناك و صدفة تغير مجري الاحداث في جزء آخر
يتشابة بالفعل احد اعمده الروايه الرئيسية مع رائعه الكسندر دوماس الكونت دي مونت كريستو الا ان سجين بالميلاد تكاد تكون النسخة المحدثة منها في عالم اليوم لكن هذا لا يقلل علي الاطلاق من متعه الروايه
يعرف جيفري ارتشر كيف يجعلك ملتصقا بمقعدك و تواصل القراءه و يعرف كيف يجعلك تنتهي من قراءه ما كتب في اقل و...more
I felt that though the plot is not something that would make one say ... wow! now that's a new one.
Its a slight parallel of the first book mentioned above from his early days as well as "The Count of Monte Cristo" (As Archer himself agrees in many of his interviews)
What I liked most is the pace at which the story runs. Probably that is why it...more
It is a great book with absolutely no place for errors. A plot that makes you go 'ooh!' and 'aah!' A must read book for those who prefer crime-mystery novels and for the people out there who think it's boring to read about the court proceedings, trust me this book will make you want to learn the law.
Alex Redmayne was my favourite side character because he is a lawyer and I have always had a liking for lawyers who are smart, handsome and prefer to do anything to help prevail justice...more
Both my parents had read this, and both told me it was essentially unputdownable. My mother read it in both condensed and then full length format. I was expecting great things. I wasn’t disappointed.
It really is a page turner, and yet at the same time there...more
It is definitely a book written by a Conservative, and as a liberal, you constantly pick up the clues and the messages that go against your convictions. But (I hate the conjunction at the beginning of the...more
Danny Cartwright just proposed to Beth Wilson, his pregnant girlfriend, and life seemed so perfect. Suddenly though he finds himself arrested and charged for a murder he did not commit. When four well-respected witnesses testify against him, one of whom is actually guilty, he is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison. The four think that they have gotten away with it, but they underestimated Danny and Beth’s determination an...more
أتخيّل كثيرًا كيف لا يمكن أن تكون هذه الرواية واقعية ..!
رائعة ، ومحبوكة ، وله طريقة في السرد آخاذة ..
لجيفري طريقة تجعل من كلمة واحدة فقط قادرة على تغيير مجرى أحداث كاملة ..
لا أعرف بالضبط كيف يمكنه فعل ذلك ، سوا أنني أشعر أنه عندما يبدأ برواية ، يشدني نحو الأحداث ..
أما عن الرواية فهي ترويّ عن الشاب " داني " الذي يتم أتهامه زورًا وبهتانًا بقتل
صديق طفولته " بيرني " و شقيق خطيبته " بيث " ، ويتم سجنه ظلمًا لمدة عشرون عامًا ..
لكنه يجد طريقة في الهروب ، وكما...more
قدام اي رواية ليه
مهما كانت عدد الصفحات
ومهما كانت الفكرة
هنا معالجة كبيرة لقصة
The Count of Monte Cristo
بشكل جديد وساحر تخليك بتقلب الصفحات بشكل هيستري
مع انك عارف ايه اللي هيحصل
بس جيفري ارتشر هذا الساحر الرائع بالكلمات
انك تستني وقت ما يحب
وتتعاطف مع مين
رواية اخري ساحرة لساحر عظيم
ينصح بها فورا
The premise of the book is: Danny Cartwright is convicted of murdering his best friend, who also happens to be his soon-to-be brother-in-law. Even though his fiance was th...more
The plot and characters were so well developed. It had so many twists and turns. It was a little predictable in that it's a modern day version of The Count of Monte Cristo , but it was done in such an interesting way I didn't mind. And it's even better than the original classic, if that's possible.
I don't say that lightly at all because I'm the type that believes the original cl...more
The plot, though interesting, is too ideal and unrealistic. Most of what happens with the hero (for I don't remember his name now) need huge amount of luck and excellent fate to execute. Plus, I found the writing weak too. The characters were great though and memorable too.
I wish this is one of...more
This book, being a recommendation by a dear friend of mine had really shown me the standard of what she would expect from a book. I would like to thank her for recommending this absolutely stunning work of art. Beautifully phrased and wit...more
Danny Cartwright, who was about to marry his childhood sweetheart, suddenly finds h...more
The author borrows heavily from Alexandre Dumas, and doesn't really make a secret of it. The parallels between t...more
The novel is considered a new vision of The conte of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas's masterpiece. The novel revolves around a person who is imprisoned injustice because of four people turning his life into a living hell and without being able to marry his sweetheart because he was sentenced to imprisonment for 22 years but in a way he can escape and decides to revenge on those who des...more
I spent past few days reading it and I could hardly leave the book. The storyline captivates you and you just wanted to read till the end to see how it develops and ends. That explains why I have not been able to blog for the week.
Jeffrey Archer still has his magic and able to weave a story that has its fair share of unexpected twi...more
The story is a dichotomy of two young men - who are about the same age - and same general appearance - who end up in the same prison cell - both of them for crimes they didn't commit. One of the men came from a humble, undereducated backgroung and the other from a pri...more
What follows is a modern retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo, a book to which I would give fi...more
I was also interested to learn the following about the author after finishing the book...whoa:
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.
Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–74), but resigned over a financial scandal which left him almost bankrupt. Later, after a reversal in his fortunes from the royalties of his best-selling novels, he bec...more
He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married...more