Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Prisoner of Birth

After a long time read a very satisfying novel "A Prisoner of Birth" by Jeffrey Archer. Jeffery Archers style is always unique and he will sprinkle lots of humor into his works and this one is no exception. The movie has all the ingredients to be made into an exciting movie. But when reading through the novel it was very difficult not to remember "The Shawshank Redemption". But I read that Jeffrey Archer wrote this as a tribute to the classic "Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas. If such an work was written in the 1800's then it just tells that nothing is new beneath the sky.

2 comments:

K Praveen said...

If you had noticed, in Shawshank Redemption, there is a scene in the library resurrection where Andy talks about Count of Monte Cristo :)

Dany J said...

oh i missed it .. will watch it again .. if i had noticed also i never would have understood the context ..

this is what will happen if we watch movie with such limited knowledge .. this is how we fail to appreciate some good cinemas.