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Book Review: ‘The Prodigal Daughter’ by Jeffrey Archer


the prodigal daughter
My Rating: ***

This was my first Archer reading and, to be frank, I really got disappointed. While I had heard so many praises about Archer’s works, this is not what I generally prefer to read. This book certainly fell below my expectations. The book focuses on the life of Florentyna Rosnovski, the daughter of a Polish immigrant who builds his American dream. It is about how Florentyna becomes president of America. In fact, this book is more like reading a memoir. Florentyna is smart, intelligent and beautiful. She can do nothing wrong and it seems that the sun shines only for her. The book is quite a thick one and it takes a long time to finish it. It is not a one-time reading as there is nothing that keeps readers interested. In addition, the book is too slow to complete. However, I kept reading it and eventually finished it hoping against the odd that things will turn out better in the subsequent pages. Not only the end of the book was quite predictable but also the way in which Florentyna becomes the president was disappointing.

Nonetheless, I would certainly like to read Archer’s other books as his writing style is good and I do believe that he is a good writer. One extra star is for the quality of writing.

{Title: The Prodigal Daughter, Author: Jeffrey Archer, Published May 16th 2004 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks (first published 1982), ISBN 0312997140 (ISBN13: 9780312997144), Paperback, Pages: 496, Edition language: English, Genres: Politics, Thriller, Drama}

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