A Prisoner of Birth
ONE NIGHT. TWO MEN. FOUR WITNESSES...
A MASTERPIECE OF SUSPENSE AND STORYTELLING.
"A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas." --The Washington Post
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 da...more
Among the different literary genres, I must admit that suspense thriller and romance are my least favorites. I love reading read...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
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
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
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
Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped...more
The author borrows heavily from Alexandre Dumas, and doesn't really make a secret of it. The parallels between t...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
This book ticks off the 'Book with a male main character' slot in my bingo board.I had read a few books with male main characters but couldn't decide which one to fit in the slot,so I ended up choosing this one.
Favourite quote of this book:'Lawrence Andrew Davenport,you are charged with perverting the course of justice,in that on March twenty-th...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
Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen’s Counsel of his generation.
A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to...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
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
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
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 begins with the protagonist Danny Cartwright,who works in a car garage,his fiancée Beth Wilson and her brother and Danny's best-mate Bernie Wilson turning up at a wine bar,Dunlop Arms,to celebrate their engagement.They were yet to disc...more
I enjoyed this story of revenge and retribution which kept me reading for an entire Sunday.If I have one criticism I never really understood why Danny had never learned to read and write at school. H...more
Hikaye ana hatları Monte Cristo Kontu'nun günümüze uyarlanması gibiyse de yazarın anlatımın çok beğendim.Özellikle kitabın sonuna doğru olan mahkeme sahneleri unutulmazdı bana göre.
En kısa zamanda yazarın diğer kitaplarını da okumaya başlamak istiyorum.
Hikaye tam anlamı ile yalnış zamanda yalnış yerde olma...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