Book Review : Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less


     I always love Jeffrey Archer‘s writing and admire him. He is a master story teller. I have completed his very first book, “Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less“, which is published in 1976 and still story looks fresh and fascinating. Very rare authors had written amazing story at their first place and Jeffrey is one of them.

        One million dollars – that’s what Harvey Metcalfe, lifelong king of shady deals advancing from messenger boy to rich man, has pulled off with empty promises of an oil bonanza and instant riches. Overnight, four men – James (the heir to an earldom), Dr Robin Oakley (a Harley street doctor), Jean-Pierre (a Bond street art dealer) and Stephen (an Oxford don) – find themselves penniless. But this time Harvey has swindled the wrong men. They band together and shadow him from the casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stake windows at Ascot and the hallowed lawns of Oxford. Their plan is simple: “To sting Harvey for exactly what he took from them – not a penny more, not a penny less”.

        Journey of Harvey from Messenger boy to Rich man, How Harvey work with shady deal, How 4 poor men get their money back, everything is written perfectly.

My favorite quote from the book is “Making a Million legally has always been difficult. Making a Million illegally has always been a little bit easier. Keeping a million when you have made it is perhaps the most difficult of all.”

I am giving 4/5 to this book. You can read excerpt here.

Book Details:

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Name: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Author: Jeffrey Archer (blog)

Language: English

Genre: Novel

Buy: Amazon, Pan Macmillan

About book: By Author

!!! Enjoy Reading !!!

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6 Responses to Book Review : Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

  1. Poushali sahu says:

    It is the first work of Jeffrey Archer that I read and was deeply moved by his way of writing and selection of plots and incidents.

  2. Nirav Dave says:

    yes man,
    story is as great as writer 🙂

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