- Publisher: Acorn Independent Press; UK ed. edition (1 Nov. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1908318562
- ISBN-13: 978-1908318565
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,169,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Banker Paperback – 1 Nov 2011
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Quite enjoyable, but suffers from an uneven pace, perhaps reflecting the authors knowledge, research and interests. Some parts, such as the back story of several of the main protagonists are rushed, yet the part set in the South America seems drawn out by comparison. The tying up of loose ends at the end is clumsy and reminds me of the movie cliche of having a news broadcast in the background.
There are also a few too many silly coincidences for my liking.
Overall, good idea, that with a bit more effort could have been a cracker.
The entire plot seems to have been culled from newspaper articles available at the time the author decided to write the book. The characters are thinly disguised caricatures of people who have appeared in the press and the plot lurches from one unbelievable coincidence to the next - seemingly solely to introduce the next ludicrous happening. The story lacks subtlety and is clumsy and poorly written and crafted. It's only redeeming feature is an interesting insight to South America.
Sorry, but this book was too ridiculous to be a good read.
The writer continually uses the lead characters "Sir" which became very annoying - there was no need for it to be prefixed to the name. I was perfectly aware of the fact he had a knighthood. I would want to read another book by this author unless his writing style / imagination changes dramatically.
Recommend, yes, but don't expect too much.
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