The Collected Short Stories
There is something about these rains in Mumbai. The flooded streets and delayed trains give you just another reason to stay back home and curl up on your bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.
My book of the month for the rain drenched month of August is "The Collected Short Stories" by Jeffrey Archer.
I count this book as one of my personal favourite because each story is a masterpiece in itself, captivating you with the quintessential "Archer Style" of the unexpected twist in the plot, intelligent writing and quite humor.
Although all the 36 stories are worthy of at least 3 reads each, I highly recommend "Never Stop on the Motorway", "Do Not Pass Go", "Clean Sweep Ignatius" and "Not the Real Thing".
As each story draws to a close, you will no doubt be mesmerized by Jeffrey Archer's inventiveness and his easy effervescent style.
Last Words: This is a rather thick book and it will last you the entire month. Highly recommended for first time readers, it'll have you hooked on to Jeffrey Archer. This is one book that is not at all put-downable =)