Thursday, December 15, 2011

Book Look - #28

FIRST AMONG EQUALS by Jeffrey Archer
Plot: Four men from different parties -  two from the conservatives, one from the labour party, one from social democrats - rise from their ranks to become contenders for the Prime Ministerial role in the British parliament. Their sojourn, their moves through their careers of ascent is what the book talks about.

  • The progressive narration of how they rise from the 1960s to the 1990s is praiseworthy. When things seem a bit repetitive, a new course of action is what ensues.
  • The characters of all 4 - Simon Kerslake, Raymond Gould, Andrew Fraser & Charles Seymour - have been sketched marvelously & ensures the reader doesn t get biased towards any of the 4 men.
  • The roles the wives play in the men's success is brought forth brilliantly.
Difficult to get through the first few pages but Impressive as things catch on.