Ú Be Careful What You Wish For ¼ Download by Ú Jeffrey Archer This saga is draggin out a bit too long for me This is number 4 in the Clifton Family soap opera and there is at least oneto go Strikes me that old Jeffrey is just making hay while he can The story is very predictable but the most disappointing thing for me is the lack of connection with the characters They are there, playing their parts but I really don t have any feeling for them one way or another The worst part about this is that I ll probably read the next one too.
The fourth book of The Clifton Chronicles, and just as gripping as the others What I find funny is often I can predict where it s going, but I m completely caught up regardless I find myself reading this in massive chunks, desperate to know what s going to happen next My investment in this saga is high So far they have all ended on a cliffhanger, so I m on the edge of my seat, hoping to have a copy of the fifth book in the next week or two I m still reeling over one sadly inevitable outcome and am genuinely on edge as to the fate of some of my favourite characters These books have become ones I know I can depend on being entertained by so I m very glad I started reading them I have friends who will not read a series of books until they have brought them all Having been frustrated at having to wait until 2015 to see how this ends I am beginning to see there point That is how good this series of books it I was frustrated at the end of the last one and I am frustrated at the end of this one I hate waiting The story starts exactly where the last left us and continues the story of all the characters we have come to love in the Clifton Chronicles As the novels progress the author focuseson the next generation of Clifton s and how there life progresses The author has also introduced some new characters who are just as engaging as previous characters The story is full of the traditional intrigue and excitement I have always loved Jeffrey Archer books and this series is one of my favourites Can t wait
Clifton Chronicles in the fourth episode first drifts then decays and by the end simply disintegrates into a purposeless record of a barely interesting family It keeps trying to evoke reader emotions through the same story tricks used frequently in the previous books but they are no longer charming, if not outright annoying.
Multi generation accounts are always tricky The arrow of a usual such story requires an opening in the initial phase that meets some sort of a closure in the climax to hang events across different times and characters together Relevancy is introduced when an emotional or financial or similar scar or trait continues to affect developments through decades Without such a glue, the tale could at best be used to show some sort of philosophical meaninglessness of As usual Archer spins a wonderful tale and keeps the reader engrossed throughout Continuing with the fourth installment of Clifton Chronicles, this takes the reader through the lives of the Barrington and Clifton families Love, death, conspiracies and plentiful suspense in this book As usual Archer ends the book at a crucial juncture You are left wondering what happens next and tempted to pick up the next book in the series.
When you are nearing forty, you get used to quality of your favourite things deteriorating Old haunts shut down Favourite authors turn boring Actors you love start hamming The Clifton Chronicles come as a welcome relief Jeffrey Archer, whom I remember as the storyteller in the class of Dumas from one of his early blurbs, is still going strong The Clifton family saga has turned out to be a masterful mix of fiction in a factually correct world, quirks of logical people and speedy action backed by a lot of thought Boardroom coups, elections, genius artists, devio Bestselling Author Jeffrey Archer S Be Careful What You Wish For Opens With Harry Clifton And His Wife Emma Rushing To Hospital To Learn The Fate Of Their Son Sebastian, Who Has Been Involved In A Fatal Car Accident But Who Died, Sebastian Or His Best Friend Bruno When Ross Buchanan Is Forced To Resign As Chairman Of The Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton Wants To Replace Him But Don Pedro Martinez Intends To Install His Puppet, The Egregious Major Alex Fisher, In Order To Destroy The Barrington Family Firm Just As The Company Plans To Build Its New Luxury Liner, The MV BuckinghamBack In London, Harry And Emma S Adopted Daughter Wins A Scholarship To The Slade Academy Of Art Where She Falls In Love With A Fellow Student, Clive Bingham, Who Asks Her To Marry Him Both Families Are Delighted Until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica S Future Mother In Law, Has A Visit From An Old Friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, Who Drops Her Particular Brand Of Poison Into The Wedding ChaliceThen, Without Warning, Cedric Hardcastle, A Bluff Yorkshireman Who No One Has Come Across Before, Takes His Place On The Board Of Barringtons This Causes An Upheaval That None Of Them Could Have Anticipated, And Will Change The Lives Of Every Member Of The Clifton And Barrington Families Hardcastle S First Decision Is Who To Support To Become The Next Chairman Of The Board Emma Clifton Or Major Alex Fisher And With That Decision, The Story Takes Yet Another Twist That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat Be Careful What You Wish For Showcases The Master Storyteller S Talent As Never Before When The Clifton And Barrington Families March Forward Into The Sixties, In This Epic Tale Of Love, Revenge, Ambition And Betrayal The books in this series all follow a sort of pattern, and I just knew that this of course would end with another cliffhanger where you don t know who in the Clifton Barrington families will or will not survive It s for that reason I never mention any of their names in my reviews This takes place in the 60s and the women have really come into their own Simon Wiesenthal makes a brief appearance, along with the IRA, and I was also introduced to the British food product fish pasteReading about it is as close to the actual thing I d want to get, thank you very much I was thinking this might be where I end the series, but I think I have to know how the cliffhanger turns out, even though I have a pretty good idea already.
I am disappointed by this book as I have expected .
it seems that the story getting repetitious previously Lady Virginia wants to destroy the family in this book, it s Don Pedro turn for me Boardroom politics is getting a bit tedious too much time was spent on boardrooms squabbles I felt that the aftermath of Sebastian and Bruno s accident was rather flat the part about Jessica and Clive was not intense enough maybe branching out and writing about various events in the life of the next generation had diluted the storyor could this be the foundation for book 5 which will be out in year 2015 hence stories seems to be so scattered However, am starting to like Sebastian ingenuity hoping book 5 will wrap up everything neatly as the story is getting to be too long.