Book review: False impression by Jeffrey Archer

December 22, 2007

Jeffrey Archer is a horrible writer, I cannot begin to review this book without saying so. False impression has such a dull plot that I had to force myself to complete the book.The story is about a shady banker, Bryce Fenston, who swindles financially-naive people of their expensive art. One of his employees, Anna Petrescu, discovers his illegal activities and attempts to help a client save her Van Gogh painting.

Jeffrey Archer has a history of using real-life events and people in his books. He may have gone too far this time by using 9/11 as a backdrop in order to sell a couple of more copies of this trash. Even a major tragedy like 9/11 doesn’t compensate for such a boring plot.

For an Oxford-educated englishman Mr. Archer has remarkably poor writing skills, here is an example of his writing:

Japanese don’t undersand ‘change of plan’.

Shouldn’t he say “The Japanese…“? The book is peppered with many tiny grammatical errors which begin to add up gradually, worsening an already weak story.

Don’t read False impression if you can help it. I am now stuppider for having read it, see?

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  1. […] “Don’t read False impression if you can help it. I am now stuppider for having read it, see?” — AcademyX […]

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