There are these 10-minute reads that are becoming popular on Kindle these days. I find them perfect when I need to read something to refocus before a longer read. I was happy to see Jeffrey Archer among the authors of such 10-minute reads.
This short story is part of one of the larger short-story collections actually. A traveler explores Italy and in particular, the idyllic villages, the charms of which he has heard many people rave about. Finding himself in the beautiful historic town of Monterchi, he spends his last few euros on a simple yet delicious meal. He is recommended the Albergo Piero for his stay that night. When he is told they have no rooms, the beautiful receptionist tells him to wait a moment…
I like the cover art. The story was a fun read. It piques interest in the larger collection, I think, just as such a book is meant to do. I loved the description of Italy from Richard’s point of view, and also the character too. It’s too short to really look at character sketches and such too. It’s not an unpredictable ending; one can expect that easily I feel.
Nothing really to write home about for this short read, but it definitely makes me want to read Archer’s work more. So mission accomplished.
|Title: No Room at the Inn|
|Author(s): Jeffrey Archer||Genre: Short Reads|
|ISBN/ASIN: B005HW21LC||Publisher: Pan MacMillan|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
10th January 2018)