Pat O’Flynn is what you might refer to as a frequent flyer in the prison system. Now that it is October again Pat picks up a brick and throws it at the jewelry store window and awaits his fate with the police. Being brought into the station Pat rekindles his friendships with the officers and hopes to find someone to tell his favorite joke.
It Can’t Be October Already is a short story by Jeffrey Archer. The story was rather cute and quirky as you get to know Pat and try to figure out why he wishes to be arrested every October. He’s very familiar with the system and seems to have his own agenda which had me quite interested until the end. Pat was also such a likable character with his sense of humor and interactions that this was a nice little read. Would definitely recommend this to the short story fans.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.