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Book Review: The Grass is Always Greener, by Jeffrey Archer

I’ve read a few of Jeffrey Archer’s short-reads stories this year, which I feel look at generating interest in the bigger story collections itself.

This story starts by looking at Bill, who sleeps outside a bank each night, and then goes forward, moving though the hierarchy of the bank, from the doorkeeper to the CEO, while looking at the well-known phrase, “the grass is greener”.

The idea for the story is a good one, and looking at the working of a bank from these different perspectives was interesting. Each character has their quirks, like judging by a newspaper, or secrets that could break their careers, and that makes the story interesting. But of the stories I’ve read so far, I think this held my attention the least.

Not one I’d re-read, that much I know. But perhaps the collection it is from will balance this story with some better ones.

A Score Of 7 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: The Grass is Always Greener
Author(s): Jeffrey Archer Genre: Short Reads
ISBN/ASIN: B005HW21IU Publisher: Pan MacMillan

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
14th March 2018)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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