[ Pdf False Impression à world-of-darkness PDF ] by Jeffrey Archer ✓ This was an enjoyable thriller, taking us on a tour across Europe and will be perfect for anyone interested in Van Gough or painters It is also set against the backdrop of the 9 11 attacks Jeffrey Archer does know how to tell a good story and the tension was kept up from beginning to end Although fair to say I ve enjoyed others of his .
Anna Petrescu is a fine art historian and expert in the field of art auctions and brokering But when an old lady who also happens to own a priceless Van Gogh is murdered in her London estate, Anna s boss, a banker with a questionable reputation, demands she acquire the painting for him But history interferes in a big way as the murder takes place on the night before 9 11 What follows is a complex cat and mouse story filled with cons, double crosses, and intrigue galore.
Yes, I managed to find a Jeffrey Archer novel I hadn t read yet and when that sort of thing happens, I move it right to the top of my list I ve long known that the author is a connoisseur of fine art and often includes elements of this in his work But this time around, it is the central theme, and an enjoyable thriller is the result.
This book also represents a bit of When An Aristocratic Old Lady Is Brutally Murdered In Her Country Home The Night Before, It Takes All The Resources Of The FBI And Interpol To Work Out The Connection Between Her And The Possible Motive For Her Death A Priceless Van Gogh Painting It S A Young Woman In The North Tower When The First Plane Crashed Into The Building Who Has The Courage And Determination To Take On Both Sides Of The Law And Avenge The Old Lady S Death Anna Petrescu Is Missing, Presumed Dead, After And She Uses Her New Status To Escape From America, Only To Be Pursued Across The World From Toronto To London, To Hong Kong, Tokyo And Bucharest, But It Is Only When She Returns To New York That The Mystery Unfolds Why Are So Many People Willing To Risk Their Own Lives And Others To Own The Van Gogh Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear Jeffrey Archer, One Of The Greatest Popular Novelists Of Our Generation, Delivers A Truly Page Turning Thriller I picked up this mystery suspense novel from my favorite Friends of the Library bookstore It was a good bang for a buck Entertaining, interesting, and compellingly readable I learned a good bit about the art world and its collectors Of which, can be competitively manic and cutthroat And I thought the cat n mouse plot, though somewhat fancifully imagined, was quite globetrotting exciting However, there were a few flies in the paint I experienced some seriously ludicrous eye rolling moments For the price of a mere dollar though or as a library checkout one can overlook a few eye rolling moments killer for hire s ludicrously improbable gymnastic feats and ultra gross as in, gag me with a dirty diaper gross stashed cash retrievals I mean, the Full of suspense, mystery, thrill, with pinches of romance and humor, False Impression by Jeffrey Archer is definitely a book that one could waste an entire afternoon reading This novel is exceptionally well written, the language is clear, the plot is concise, and the characters are very well developed I would definitely recommend this book to a friend or relative for a variety of reasons.
This book takes off when a young, successful spotter is fired from her job by her boss, Bryce Fenston, the owner of Fenston Finances, whose offices are in the Twin Towers She finds out that Fenston is an experienced con artist, and is deceiving Lady Victoria in order to possess one of the most valuable Van Gogh paintings in the world in her Impressionist collection This takes place right before the two airplanes crash into the towers, sending the entire towe I usually enjoy Jeffrey Archer s books a lot actually , but this one wasn t like his other,well written works This book s writing was nothing like the writing of Sir Archer I ve come to adore So it was a lost cause for me on the writing front The story, well to begin, it was too linear and predictable I had a hard time connecting to the characters they were good and well built, but not relatable, especially the protagonist As I said, the book was very, very predictable, so the only redeeming element I was looking for in this book the mystery was lost the minute it started And whatever parts did manage to take me off guard were totally eye roll worthy due to the nonsensicality of it all I liked the sections about Van Gogh s details and history, but apart from that I really didn t like this book Overall, it was just okay And if you haven t yet read any of Sir Ar False Impression is written by Jeffrey Archer It uses the 9 11 tragedy to capture the reader s interest, but it is mainly about conspiracies in the art world or, if you want it in simpler terms, it s a murder mystery.
This book didn t compare to the other book I ve read by the same author As The Crow Flies but it is still a good story, set in the real world, with believable characters At first, I felt a bit confused with all the characters not to mention the head hopping , but the confusion settled after about six chapters Luckily, the chapters in this book are quite short, so it isn t as bad as it sounds.
The fact that I read the first six chapters and then put the book aside for two months didn t help either However, chapter seven saw the action really begin so I was drawn back into the story quickly once I started reading again.
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The first third of the book is terribly predictable The second third picks up withof a thriller feel as the story progresses, but unfortunately the final third reverts to its predictable ways, and the ending leaves the reader unsatisfied The plot devices are tired and over used, a romance is wedged forcefully into the story and the brief swearing is one off and absolutely pointless All in all, False Impression is a cheesy thriller whose only offering is a novelty theme, and even that was deemed not interesting enough by the author given that it needed to be spiced up with an unrelated secondary plot about the events of 9 11.
This is my second book from Jeffrey Archer after Kane and Abel Well, I didn t like this one It has a simple plot, and the story moves as one would expect Well if the plot is simple one would look for different aspects There was hardly any philosophy, dialogue writing was not very good At points I felt every character knows about every other character That s because they were able to think like each other The only thing that liked was how the author bring these characters against each other But then he fails in creating something out of the line There were hardly any distractions from plot s point of view Even if they were, the characters would jump back in their scheduled or say drawn path The lady antagonist didn t induce any fear in me In fact she never felt like a person In first half, she hardly talks, and when eventually she does in the clima
7 on GR I tend to trust the masses So when I saw this book by one of my faves and it had a lower rating than I like, I was intrigued to give it a go I can t say I was too surprised when this started out as a solid 1 star and all I could think was, How am I going to give one of my favorite authors a 1 star rating Thankfully it picks it I ended up liking this I love how his mind works and how he translates that on to a page I enjoy the characters that he creates They are vivid and full of life I also like the way the plot often shifts and it does so unexpectedly Okay, some of this was predictable, but I don t have qualms over that when I like the characters In some way, the predictability draws me closer to them.