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No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth
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No Comebacks

by Frederick Forsyth

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  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Wie deze bundel, daartoe aangemoedigd door de achterflap die het heeft over een onnavolgbare auteur die hier opnieuw zijn meesterschap bewijst, gaat lezen met het idee in deze verhalen de auteur van o.a. "De dag van de Jakhals" en "De honden van de oorlog" terug te vinden, zal bedrogen uitkomen. Immers, de zeven verhalen, waarvan er één niet in Ierland speelt, zijn op zich best aardig, maar meer ook niet. Ze lijken wat verteltrant betreft op die van Somerset Maugham zij het dat de intrige hier nogal voorspelbaar is, waardoor het boeiende er al gauw van af is. In feite zou iedere andere auteur ze ook geschreven kunnen hebben. - J. Joosse
  LuckyLukeAntwerp | May 15, 2010 |
Very good short stories by Frederick Forsyth. ( )
  missmath144 | Oct 4, 2008 |
Superb collection of short tales. The common theme if there is one, is the strength of the underdog, and or common man. the atles feature the usual list of suspects for contempary thriller - murderers, poisenings, cheats and frauds etc, however the hero usual wins through by leverness of mind rather than brute force. In fact for a thriller there is hardly any action at all, mearly a well placed world and an unexpected ending.

Great writing, clever snapshots of the human condition. My favourite though perhaps least typical is 'The Emporer' a sort of re-telling of Hemmingway's classic the Old Man and the Sea.

very enjoyable, fairly light reading, better than many of the novels. ( )
  reading_fox | Dec 16, 2007 |
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Collection of ten short stories.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553276735, Mass Market Paperback)

Here are ten suspenseful, serpentine stories  of betrayal, blackmail, murder, and revenge...all  culminating in shocking twists of fate.  Within these pages live a wealth of  characters you will not soon forget...people  whose lives become irrevocably trapped in a world of  no comebacks, beyond the point of no return--from  the manipulators and the manipulated to the  ultra-rich capable of buying and selling human lives, to  the everyday man maneuvered by circumstances into  performing deadly acts of violence.

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Deception, blackmail, murder and revenge - these are the themes of stories that move from London to the Spanish coast, from Mauritius to Dublin. Whether his subject is assassination or confidence tricks, Frederick Forsyth is always compulsive.

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