Editorial Reviews. Review. “Masterful.”–Kirkus Reviews. “Spellbindingten Forsyths for the Look inside this book. No Comebacks by [Forsyth, Frederick]. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, the cruel confidence trick or the cold shock of coincidence, Frederick Forsyth is never less than compulsive, the. No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it.

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And when the outraged reporter tells him he cannot do this, he says – “Why not? Automatics, unlike revolvers, do not have a closed breech. Oct 02, Pages Buy. A solid collection of short stories, each with a nice twist.

Written in so much of an Ernest Hemingway style, it parallels his widely acknowledged and popular plots. Mauritius would be wasted in spite of the beauty and the infinite ocean he appreciates while his wife does her best to ignore it all and be as unpleasant as in ever rainy and cold Bognor they live in, but for one accidental cancellation of a fishing trip the younger man discovers he can go on for half the usual price, and gets the older one to go on with him – “don’t tell your wife” is the most practical suggestion he gives.

He does not break his silence even then. My best quote comes from Privilege, when the judge looks at the complainant and This book languishes in the book collection of our beach house and this weekend I reread it again.

Pick this book if you are broke at a second hand mart to satiate that An OK read, really. A great story, this. Get to Know Us.

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These stories, with themes of blackmail, betrayal and murder, were published individually over the years and as a collection in Most people have experienced some form of this what with gossip and false bad news being quite so spicy most people who hear such things would like to do so and further spread it about with a virtuous air of protecting others. Are you going to read it? Share all your remarks with us via comments bellow.

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Lawsuits can be expensive and most people cannot afford them while an establishment such as a rich corporation that a newspaper with a large circulation very well can. He fal I thought these ancient short stories were really good.

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A young aspirant doctor whose calling in life has been saving lives, will he survive such a crime? Stay in Touch Sign up. And the middle aged man with no physically great strength fredsrick shape won’t give up, struggling with the emperor for hours through the day.

These stories were ‘Forsythian. Our hero finds frsyth way. There follows an odd epilogue, a scene of peculiar veracity, for the bully boy Big Billie turns out to have been a member of the illegal paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Volunteer Force UVF.

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Which makes these stories, like the novels, ideal pool-side reads for holiday makers dazed by the sun and too relaxed to read anything demanding. It is frederivk a highway robbery gone wrong. There Are Some Days: In a desperate try to establish some communication between them, the visitors press him into describing his war experiences. A great collection of short stories each with a unique twist at the end.

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Sharp Practice is one of those familiar stories that you see time and again in crime literature, drama, movies and so on. It was so plain obvious the priest wasn’t who he was and that the other dude was playing him but the author had to drag the reader into an unnecessary court room scene and then the equally forayth anti-climax.


In reality, he was one of the victims of the fraud himself and suffered from it. Those nitpicks aside, a thoroughly enjoyable read, enhanced all the more by some delightfully witty prose employed throughout the stories.

They have a sure-shot plan to capture a truck carrying one of the finest liqueur in the world a few thousand pounds worth of Cognac and make some quick money out of it. Even though it is a country road out of the way, a police car shows up right on the scene of accident before he can get away. IMHO, the most satisfying are “The Emperor” a bit of “The Old Man and the Sea” meets “The Taming of the Shrew” for lack of a better analogy and “Privilege” it’s great to see an uppity, seemingly untouchable mainstream media journalist get his comeuppance and poetic justice.

English Choose a language for shopping. This gives the collection a sociological interest, making it a window into a world of lost attitudes and expectations.

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The Northern gangsters take one look and are not amused at all. Preview — No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth. It begins with eviction of an old man from the last house of the slum being cleared frrederick the parking lot for the mall coming up opposite, and no promises have moved him until now – better flat, more money, even a house.

Harkishan watches surreptitiously, waiting, expecting the big man to be bitten.