Some of us do not know the idiom “As the Crow Flies” it is based on the fact that crows, very intelligent birds, fly straight to the nearest food supply.
My current read which is entitled “As the Crow Flies” by Jeffrey Archer negates the idiom because the novel itself has many twists and turns but still in the end gets there. A classic story of “rags to riches” Charlie Trumper challenged himself in every way to prove that he is more than a boy with a barrow. A barrow which was given to him from his grandfather. This novel will take readers from different eras of London starting from the First World War into the 1960s. During these times Charlie will have to prove himself time and time again, challenging himself and his family for the sake of a dream. How will a simple boy with a barrow reach his dream and unto what means is what readers need to find out.
The read for me was very exciting no doubting on that. The author is brilliant when it comes to twisting the story from one chapter to the other which will make readers cling on to the book untirelessly. Characters inter mingle each other to make a collage of chaos which is in a way necessary in this novel to produce a story that is absolutely thrilling.
I might not had the chance to dine or shop in Harrods (yet) or even glance it for that matter but this is where the author took his inspiration from which I believe readers should pick up from reading the novel, if not then at least I have given you a little insight.
At ONE point I did lose patience because in a way once chapter become very dragging but still it was an interesting read at the end.
I give this novel a three and half stars out of five.