Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
Published July 5, 2011
- Author Jeffrey Archer
I’ve read this before, a long while ago, and I wasn’t that bothered about reading it again. Except, it was on my Book List to read and then Amazon gave it away for free for a short while. With all those circumstances, who was I to say no?
What intrigues me about this book is the style of writing. When I am trying my hand at fiction, I always worry that I am skipping ahead, missing important bits, trying to cover too much time in too short a word count.
Here, Archer is the master at covering two entire lifetimes in a reasonable book length. There are bits missing, but is it annoying? I can’t decide. All the major things are there, and you don’t miss anything important. But equally you never quite get in depth with anything either. Still, you get a feel for the characters and their motivation, you know why things happen the way they do, and it’s clear who is good and who is bad. So nothing is missing. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but it’s certainly worth a read to get a feel for a different style of writing.