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.
|Title: The Grass is Always Greener|
|Author(s): Jeffrey Archer||Genre: Short Reads|
|ISBN/ASIN: B005HW21IU||Publisher: Pan MacMillan|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
14th March 2018)