5 Oct Jeffrey Archer could face an extended stay in prison after publishing a prison diary. Hell has ratings and reviews. Carla said: Honestly, I do NOT know what all the flap is about Jeffrey Archer being such a piss-poor writer. I do. On July 19, , following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. A Prison Diary.

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Like the author, I was relieved when he was transferred to a medium security prison after three weeks, and I priosn that his memoir picks up at that point in the next volume which is not available as a download from my library. This is one of Archer’s best books.

The fall from greatness alone creates tension: Unlike anything he’s ever written this is a real eye opener. I don’t know if he assumes that the reader knows the details of his priwon, but he gives none in this book beyond protesting his innocence, excoriating the associates who “set him up”and repeating every conversation he has or letter he receives that confirms his belief that the Judge at his trial treated him unfairly. Yet he began writing down his days in the prison.

And Prisin was only there 22 days! Mar 10, Elaine rated it really liked it. Lord Archer admits to the judicial system being a failure. Convicted of perjury inArcher, a bestselling novelist Sons of Fortune and member of the British House of Lords, penned this memoir about his first three weeks in prison, focusing on his daily life, the prisoners’ lives and the state of the British penal system.


This page was last edited on 29 Februaryat Some It took me some time but I finally finished it. View all 3 comments. Two stars for the effort of writing “50, words”.

He emphasizes how ineffective prison bureaucracy is, especially how the hierarchy works or rather does not work, for example a number of personnel each claiming to be governor. Other inmates he talked with include an experienced Listener for the Samaritanswho had been sexually abused through much of his childhood, existing as a sex-slaveand only knew crime.

Of course, some of Archer’s observations and the inmates’ tales can’t be taken as gospel since Archer is a convicted perjurer and his secondhand stories come from the mouths of murderers and other felons. Views Read Edit View history.

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Its all been said on here. We would like to see the views of many of the other 72, prisoners and those of their families and prison staff brought to light.

Oct 17, Rich Evans rated it liked it. They may not be literary giants, but they know how to tell a whopping great story. Despite this, many of the inmates are extremely kind to him and regale him with anecdotes, which he duly records. View all 7 comments. This book was very interesting.


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Is that all there is? It should be expanded to provide more balanced coverage that includes real-world context.

The book itself is a mush of hate, political discussions, and the author’s next campaign goals all combined. Archer’s writing and had to wait years to read this since my library didn’t have it on audio. Refresh and try again.

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Jul 16, Philip Carman rated it it was amazing. The commission’s code of conduct prohibits payments for stories to convicts or self-confessed criminals unless the story is in the public interest and cannot be obtained any other way.

It is critical of the penal system, arhcer that should be no reason for penalising him. I found it dubious. A prolific author and politician, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail.