Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

US Cover

US Cover

UK Cover

UK Cover

Jeffrey Archer’s new book, Paths of Glory, was released today in the US. I haven’t read the book and I find Amazon USA’s price of $18.45 US for a new hardcover book, too expensive. Hopefully, the price will come down soon since it’s recession time and book prices must be sympathetic to pockets.

Jeffery Archer has released the first nine pages of Paths of Glory . This is always a good marketing tool and it is similar to snacking on popcorn – you can’t read only one chapter. Naturally, the book has different covers in the UK and the US. I am never sure why this is so but book publishers seem to think the Americans and the British have different taste in book covers. For this book, I think Americans associate blue with glory and the British, gold.

I don’t want to prejudge Paths of Glory but if it’s anything like A Prisoner of Birth it will be a good read.

Paths of Glory is also available on Audio CD from Amazon at $26.37 US.

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312539517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312539511

·  Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches

Pakistani Gunmen Shoot Sri Lankan Cricketers

As if Pakistan isn’t already viewed by the World as a country sympathetic to terrorist, comes this latest despicable attack. Masked gunmen opened fire this morning on a bus with the Sri Lankans cricketers in Lahore. At least five Pakistani police men were killed and seven Sri Lankan cricketers injured. Initial reports from the BBC said two cricketers were injured seriously. This is another horrific attack by Pakistanis on innocent people.

This latest Terrorist attack in Pakistan will be the final nail in the coffin of Pakistani cricket. Since the Pakistani Government appears to be indifferent to their homegrown Terrorist then Pakistani Cricket will have to suffer and suffer for years. No doubt Pakistan as a country will also suffer. A statement by the Pakistani Information Minister said Pakistan hopes to welcome Cricketers soon. The Information Minister seems to be a typical Government Idiot.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the “terrorist” attack and ordered an immediate inquiry. – Yes, damage control but the damage has already been done and what did you, Mr President and Mr. Prime Minister, do to prevent it? Nothing, I guess.