A Wasted Hour
A young student hitch-hiking home from college meets an old man with an incredible story to tell.
Taken from his collection Tell Tale, A Wasted Hour is an ingenious and witty short story sure to delight Jeffrey Archer's many fans and proves why the Mail on Sunday has said that he is 'probably the greatest storyteller of our age'.
If you loved this story be sure to look out f...more
A young student hitch-hiking to college meets an old man with an incredible story to tell...And as usual with stories by Archer, the twist lies in the 'tale'.
I wish it could have been a bit longer but certainly worth a read. ...more
My reaction at the end of the book:
This is my first from Jeffrey Archer. I must say its worth more than just a book of pages.Story is that much natural that it feels like real conversation. Amazingly beautiful Story.
With just two characters, he has spun a world of words which contains all the elements a good story must have.
Oh, and that ending is simply awesome. Don't go by the title, it is misleading in every sense of the word.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Since he has made an effort to allow readers more access to his back catalogue of short tales it would be a poor reader to dodge the opportunity to dip into these works. I think it will be like a bag of sweets with some noticeable favourites.
This is a great start; he tells of being too preoccupied by studies you fail to notice life passing you by along th ...more
A beautiful short story and a little twist at the end. Kudos Jeffrey I always enjoy your stories.
Another masterpiece by the master of storytelling.
Us mere mortals can't even do justice in an attempt to describe his work. Short and sweet and awesome!
This short is definitely a decent read and sure you will get a lot of wisdom about writing and gaining experience before that.
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