10 Sep No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it. A collection of taut, electrifying tales from the master of international intrigue, #1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth A wealthy philanderer. An excellent collection of short stories by Mr. Frederick Forsyth, all loaded with intrigue and ending with fiendishly clever plot twists. The ending of the.

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Why are so many of these stories set in Ireland, and historic Ireland at that? His wife Edna accompanies him, a fat, pink-fleshed, blue-rinsed, nagging monster. Usually delivered in days? Ten stories with the master’s touch – a brilliantly readable first collection by an incomparable craftsman of suspense.

No Comebacks

Mauritius would be wasted in spite of the beauty and the infinite ocean he appreciates while his wife does her best to ignore it all and be as unpleasant as in ever rainy and cold Bognor they live in, but for one accidental cancellation of a fishing trip the younger man discovers he can go on for half the usual price, and gets the older one to go on with him – “don’t tell your wife” is the most practical fprsyth he gives.

Notify me when there is a new review. Compelling stories, all masterfully crafted and well written by a smooth literary comebxcks that never eases up the excitement.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No snakes in Ireland especially remains in memory due to its twists and turns on a story of a person ridiculed and humiliated beyond endurance planning and executing a forsyt to frighten and humiliate someone much larger, stronger and a bully in his own land, with a surprise and a fright; the surprise however is an element that weaves its own course what with a live snake being involved, an The unforgettable – No Snakes in Ireland – and other equally good ones one has come to expect from Forsyth.


Quotes from No Comebacks. There follows an odd epilogue, a scene of peculiar veracity, for the bully boy Big Billie turns out to have been a member of the illegal paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Volunteer Force UVF.

Those nitpicks aside, a thoroughly enjoyable read, enhanced all the more by some delightfully witty prose employed throughout the stories.

No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (1982)

Refresh fredericl try again. A couple of strangers join, a casual game of cards proposed after a trying time of helping someone completely inept in patience, and a third needed because two cannot play poker. Oct 21, Linda rated it liked it Recommends it for: Surely one of the most thoroughly researched and gripping thrillers ever written. In this story, a man is smeared in I put this done for several years.

No, says our narrator sagely: Friday, July 16, The book is clever, and definitely worth a read. It shows himself and a colleague from fredericm war, when they worked for the Royal Army Engineers and made up one of the most successful bomb disposal teams in the country. The writing is excellent and all 10 stories captured me! Recommended to Sonia by: Frederick Forsyth, all loaded with intrigue and ending with fiendishly clever plot twists.

Nutkin perfectly feigns horror and embarrassment and shame and says, No, nothing — oh how horrible! View all 5 comments. I vrederick these ancient short stories were really good. Unfortunately, Forsyth has a way of embedding even his most powerful sequences in crass and bathetic co,ebacks. Please try again later. An Comdbacks has been send to your mobile. And so, the next Monday, when Harkishan opens his sandwich box and sees the snake Billie has slipped into it, he jumps out of his skin, throwing the whole lot across the waste ground where the crew are eating.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you foreyth to read. A lot of the plots are absurd. Does Forsyth have family roots there? Books by Frederick Forsyth.

There Are Some Days – First the truck spills oil, which is fortunately spotted in the customs shed, so the driver has to notify the company and wait for repairs. But then this mundane event is transformed when the demolishers find the body of a woman stuffed into a space behind the fireplace.


Comment The story is an extremely uneven mix of content and styles: This very long novel almost entirely amounts to a mind-bogglingly detailed manual on how to organise and fund a military coup.

But in the final paragraph, Forsyth introduces a final ironic twist, as he reveals that the snake is in fact a female, was in fact pregnant when Harkishan illegally imported it — and has made itself a nice snug hole near the demolition site in which it is even now laying no fewer than twelve eggs!

He stipulates in his will that he must be buried at sea in a lead casket which he has had manufactured specially. You have been loggedin via facebook.

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The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Kent, educated at Tonbridge School and later attended the University of Granada. So far so expected — but then the story takes a twist, as timid Mr Nutkin goes on an extended shopping trip, buying a battery, fertiliser, copper wire and so on. So, possibly over-reacting a tad, Sanderson hires a hitman Calvi to kill the weedy husband. And this is where he is confronted by his disapproving gorgon of a wife, the fearful Edna.

He assembles and wraps up his package, then takes it to the rendezvous in Battersea Park, where a masked man on a motorbike relieves him of it quickly. I absolutely love “The Emperor” This book left me hungering for another short story fest with Mr Forsyth but alas it was not to be.

So Chadwick is charged with common assault and pleads not guilty to ensure that Brent must attend the resulting court case, along with a prosecuting council.