Editorial Reviews. Review. “Masterful.”–Kirkus Reviews. “Spellbindingten Forsyths for the Look inside this book. No Comebacks by [Forsyth, Frederick]. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, the cruel confidence trick or the cold shock of coincidence, Frederick Forsyth is never less than compulsive, the. No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (). A collection of ten short stories. No first publication dates are given, which is a shame because it.

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Chadwick is livid since it is a complete falsehood. The judge does not regret it much as it is all going to go to charity.

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Ultimately, it is meant to be a comedy, but the comedy depends on you accepting as a premise an underworld of tough criminals, armed gangs and terrorists, and the possibility that cock-ups among these groups can be wryly amusing. When he finds an adult magazine by accident, first time in his life he starts fantasizing what it would be like to be with a woman that is not his wife. But, he is a wealthy man. Friday, July 16, I’ve had the book in printed form for years but got it in digital form because I like to re-read it from time to time.

No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth (1982)

During the school holidays, he takes a rough construction job to save enough money for his next semester. All things considered, Murphy realises it might be better to plead guilty to arms smuggling and get to spend some time in the relative safety of prison.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. All that is bad enough, but it can get worse when it is not private gossip spoken of with some guilt combined with concealed joy in misery of others, whispered amongst colleagues or gorsyth or frederik or general society, in fredefick rooms or around lunch tables or water coolers in offices.

Those alone who have journeyed on the sea and in the sky, or across the great snows or over desert sands, know the feeling. The book is clever, and definitely worth a read. He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at 19, where he served on National Service from to View all 3 comments. But her unscrupulous lover decides not to wait for natural death.


This book languishes in the book collection of our beach house and this weekend I reread it again. Really good, really quick read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

A couple of examples: There Are Some Days: So the gang of small-time criminals, led by scrap dealer and seller of dodgy second-hand cars, Murphy, proceed to dress up as traffic cops and pull over and kidnap Liam and his lorry. In a hasty attempt to dump the truck, Murphy crashes it with a tractor on a farm track.

But lunchtime comes and Big Billie rummages around in his jacket pocket and fills his pipe with impunity. Related reading for you: Sunday, March 23, His wife Edna accompanies him, a fat, pink-fleshed, blue-rinsed, nagging monster. All stories except one were excellent. And so he gets his court hearing where he can declare his innocence while saying whatever he likes about the reporter – and since he speaks from the dock, it is not liable to action from the reporter or the newspaper.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The tales are always fascinating and compelling. The story is an extremely uneven mix of content and styles: The Cheater the train story. I really enjoyed this book. It is like watching old Morecambe and Wise or Two Ronnies sketches — funny maybe, but predictable, and from a simpler world, a world free from adult nuance or complexity, a world of stereotypes — the heartless millionaire, the cruel assassin, the timid bank manager with his nagging wife, the timid insurance broker with his nagging wife, the lean, tanned manly South African guide, the sturdy, unflappable six foot Irish copper, and so on and so on.

Both men are at the top of their game. Lawsuits can be expensive and most people cannot afford them while an establishment such as a rich corporation that a newspaper with a large circulation very well can.


No Comebacksis the first of the ten stories and is about a rich man who falls head over heels in love with a married woman. When he consults his lawyer, he learns that he will have to practically go bankrupt if he filed a court case and may or may not achieve anything at the end of it. All the stories herein succeeds in keeping the interest, twisting and surprising, while staying on the right side of disbelief.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. At a party he meets a stunningly beautiful woman we never get her name who resists his charms. Get the book to read a story or two between larger and heavier books and you will not be disappointed. It was so plain obvious the priest wasn’t who he was and that the other dude was playing him but the author had to drag the reader into an unnecessary court room scene and then the equally flat anti-climax.

Henrywho I read many years ago. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

As if this torsyth not enough, he is in store for a more shocking surprise, what with some bags having torn open in the accident. Used In Evidence is about an old man who might have committed a murder, or might not have.

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As these things go, they end up listening to the one story, that they are least prepared for. Precious little unless the said person is honest and likely to correct his or her mistake with a public retraction to begin with, and possibly an apology. An excellent collection of short xomebacks by Mr. How to get back at the reporter?