Anything by Jeffrey Archer typically makes for a great beach read or in-flight entertainment. In the past week I’ve read two of his novels:

A Prisoner Of Birth is on the best-seller list right now. And I thoroughly enjoyed it. Prisoner is a mystery/courtroom/thriller (not slasher) that keeps you entertained from start to finish. If you want a mindless read (that reminds you of why you love to read) then pick this one up.

The Fourth Estate I picked up because I enjoyed A Prisoner Of Birth so much. Big mistake! The characters in Fourth Estate were far too similar to one another (which made the storyline challenging to follow) and, in the end, you really don’t like any of the characters–which in some books is okay, but in Archer’s Estate it simply leaves you ungratified. My advice–leave this one on the shelf.

If you’ve read ’em . . . let me know what you think of ’em!