Kane and Abel

Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer / Jul 19, 2019

Kane and Abel A sprawling blockbuster Publishers WeeklyTWO STRANGERS BORN WORLDS APART ONE DESTINY THAT WOULD DEFINE THEM BOTHWilliam Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski one the son of a Boston millionaire the

  • Title: Kane and Abel
  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • ISBN: Kane and Abel
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  • Page: 328
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  • A sprawling blockbuster Publishers WeeklyTWO STRANGERS BORN WORLDS APART ONE DESTINY THAT WOULD DEFINE THEM BOTHWilliam Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream.Tw A sprawling blockbuster Publishers WeeklyTWO STRANGERS BORN WORLDS APART ONE DESTINY THAT WOULD DEFINE THEM BOTHWilliam Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream.Two men ambitious, powerful, ruthless are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all consuming hatred Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have Archer is a master entertainer Time Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 656 pages Published November 27th 2018 by Minotaur Books first published 1979 More Details Original Title Kane and Abel ISBN 125019959X ISBN13 9781250199591 Series Kane Abel 1 Characters William Kane, Abel Rosnovski setting United States of America Other Editions 117 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Kane and Abel, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Im a sucker for jeffrey archer, and hells yeah, I have read most of his works, but the most prominent of all have to be this book Just 1 question, are there any other authors like Jeffrey Archer One who writes stories weaving family sagas and deception Do provide me recommendations if you know any 6 likeslike 3 years ago See all 9 answers Lia Yap actually my favorite author is Sidney Sheldon I researched about the author with the same writing style as his and then I found Jeffrey Archer You actually my favorite author is Sidney Sheldon I researched about the author with the same writing style as his and then I found Jeffrey Archer You should read Sidney Sheldon, start with Master of the Game if you want a story stretched in four generations less flag What was the deal with Susan Lester I didnt understand why she was so angry with William Kane I understand that they had a brief romance, and he lost interest, but her anger was way way way out of proportion to anything that happened And was she going to risk her inheritance by not voting for him to become Chairman 7 likeslike 4 years ago See all 5 answers Muthu Palaniappan May be susan was angry that kane rejected her and choose kate over her,while she was expecting him to marry her at the same time flag See all 13 questions about Kane and Abel Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 28, 2008 Kellie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommended to Kellie by Mother Shelves 2008 reads, fiction literature This was a book my mother recommended to me She read it several years ago and remembered how good it was And oh how good it was This is a great story that is told over about 60 years from Europe to America Archer tells 2 parallel stories One about Abel Rosnovki and one about William Kane The story is so well told and so interesting that I felt torn between the two main characters and their stories You feel pulled away from one story line when Archer takes you to the next I enjoyed Archer This was a book my mother recommended to me She read it several years ago and remembered how good it was And oh how good it was This is a great story that is told over about 60 years from Europe to America Archer tells 2 parallel stories One about Abel Rosnovki and one about William Kane The story is so well told and so interesting that I felt torn between the two main characters and their stories You feel pulled away from one story line when Archer takes you to the next I enjoyed Archer s historical weave throughout each chapter Especially the history of Poland and the part it played in both World Wars Fascinating Each character is developed from birth by the author and he does an outstanding job of taking you thru their childhood, teenage school years and then adulthood So, as a reader, you really get a feel for what they are made of and why they made the decisions they made throughout their life The stories cross paths through out the book and the ending is a masterful surprise I have already mooched the sequel The Prodigal Daughter which I can t wait to read flag 101 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 19, 2018 KAS rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites I Remember You Like It Was Yesterday I have been updating my favorites shelf and realized my favorite book of all time is this one I am getting as old as dirt and read this nearly 40 years ago when my soon to be mother in law, rest her soul, handed me her paperback copy and told me I loved this , and she thought I would too She was absolutely correct, and this book was the catalyst for my love of reading from that point on.I can still remember sitting on my parents couch mesmerized by the I Remember You Like It Was Yesterday I have been updating my favorites shelf and realized my favorite book of all time is this one I am getting as old as dirt and read this nearly 40 years ago when my soon to be mother in law, rest her soul, handed me her paperback copy and told me I loved this , and she thought I would too She was absolutely correct, and this book was the catalyst for my love of reading from that point on.I can still remember sitting on my parents couch mesmerized by the storyline I simply could not put it down Jeffrey Archer is a pure genius I guess this falls under general fiction, because it sure isn t my usual romance BUT, it is about two of the most memorable men I have ever met who despise each other.I am just glad it is still available, as it was first published in 1979.No matter what your genre of choice, I couldn t recommend this book any higher Would give 10 stars if I could flag 95 likesLike see review View all 69 comments Feb 26, 2012 Ankit Agrawal rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Everyone, Fiction Lovers Shelves favorites, family saga, 5 stars, fiction I don t think so one can ever read a better Fiction than this What is it that this book didn t have You can t set any particular genre for it It had thrill, mystery, drama, contemporary, historical fiction and what not Oh I forgot to mention one thing It ended with a sense of moral thought It showed the way people live their modern day lives Everybody running in one direction, running after money Money seems to be everything to all of us But there s an old saying Money can t buy yo I don t think so one can ever read a better Fiction than this What is it that this book didn t have You can t set any particular genre for it It had thrill, mystery, drama, contemporary, historical fiction and what not Oh I forgot to mention one thing It ended with a sense of moral thought It showed the way people live their modern day lives Everybody running in one direction, running after money Money seems to be everything to all of us But there s an old saying Money can t buy you happiness. and what better example to illustrate it than this book itself It shows you that happiness is in small things of life such as your family, friends and all that.Just a GREAT BOOK flag 64 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing review of another edition

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    flag 41 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 06, 2009 will rated it did not like it review of another edition I read this book because my book club had picked it Can that sound any insulting I think I d read it before, when I was a lot younger I know that it is on my mother s bookshelf, she was very excited when she heard that the book club had chosen it Anyhoo, it is bad And not in a way that it is so bad it is good , it is just bad in a way that pulling nostril hairs with a pair of pliers is no fun at all.You get the feeling that Mr Archer came up with the title during an evening s drink I read this book because my book club had picked it Can that sound any insulting I think I d read it before, when I was a lot younger I know that it is on my mother s bookshelf, she was very excited when she heard that the book club had chosen it Anyhoo, it is bad And not in a way that it is so bad it is good , it is just bad in a way that pulling nostril hairs with a pair of pliers is no fun at all.You get the feeling that Mr Archer came up with the title during an evening s drinking, came up with the plot after a couple drinks, dictated the story when the bottle was finished What makes it worse is that you get the feeling that his editor was there at the same drinking session, thus failing to correct the countless mistakes.Forget the childish writing that an editor should pick up really, soldiers take their clothes off and fold them neatly before raping a women , nor the arrival of deus ex machina characters who have no life outside moving the story on can anyone really explain what that woman was doing on the train outside a gulag No, it is the basic errors in the plot that tend to make you think the editor didn t really bother to read the thing Actually, this book annoyed me so much that I am typing this and getting angrier and angrier, remembering how bad it was So I ll stop flag 34 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Jul 29, 2016 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 20th century, fiction, historical Kane and Abel Kane and Abel, 1 , Jeffrey ArcherKane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February 1980, the book was an international success It reached No 1 on the New York Times best seller list The sequel to Kane and Abel is The Prodigal Daughter, in which Florentyna Kane is the protagonist The book tells the stories of two men born worlds apart They have nothing in common except the same date of b Kane and Abel Kane and Abel, 1 , Jeffrey ArcherKane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February 1980, the book was an international success It reached No 1 on the New York Times best seller list The sequel to Kane and Abel is The Prodigal Daughter, in which Florentyna Kane is the protagonist The book tells the stories of two men born worlds apart They have nothing in common except the same date of birth 18 April 1906 in the book, and 1902 in the miniseries based on it and a zeal to succeed in life William Lowell Kane is a wealthy and powerful Boston Brahmin while Abel Rosnovski originally named Wladek Koskiewicz is a Pole who was born in a situation of great poverty and eventually migrated to the United States 1995 1373 741 20 1 1373 624 1376 9646229212 1394 632 9789644429132 flag 34 likesLike see review Aug 31, 2011 Richard rated it it was amazing review of another edition One of the best books I ve ever read Two men from different backgrounds meet and impact on each others lives One extremely rich and one a poor refugee from the world war travels to America to make a name for himself Well written with interesting charaters and story Well worth a read flag 26 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 06, 2011 Lisa Harmonybites rated it it was ok review of another edition Recommended to Lisa Harmonybites by The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List Shelves fiction, novels, popular fiction, ultimate reading list It was clear from the start that this wasn t great literature by any means but for the first part of around 200 pages I found it gripping One of those sagas where you enjoy a panorama of history and watching two powerful characters clashing The story follows two men born on the same day in 1906 William Kane Lowell, a Boston Brahmin and Abel Rosnovski, the illegitimate son of a Polish baron We follow their parallel but contrasting from boyhood Both prove themselves at first both extraordina It was clear from the start that this wasn t great literature by any means but for the first part of around 200 pages I found it gripping One of those sagas where you enjoy a panorama of history and watching two powerful characters clashing The story follows two men born on the same day in 1906 William Kane Lowell, a Boston Brahmin and Abel Rosnovski, the illegitimate son of a Polish baron We follow their parallel but contrasting from boyhood Both prove themselves at first both extraordinary and sympathetic We watch self contained William shrewdly build on his fortune, making his own money buying and selling matchbox cars to his classmates, building a stockmarket portfolio while still a schoolboy, and struggling against his feckless stepfather Meanwhile Abel comes into his inheritance, learning he s his father s son even as he loses everything to the Russians in the wake of World War I and emigrating to the United States with only a few dollars coming off the boat My problems with the books began when their lives began to intersect Too many coincidences moved the plot, too many misunderstandings and pettiness factored into their enmity and the resolution was too cliched flag 21 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2011 Two Bibliomaniacs rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves evan top 1 100 With such a clear allusion to the dysfunctional brothers in Genesis, we were intrigued Would the Able character in Jeffrey Archer s novel suffer a cruel fate at the hands of his brother Does the title even refer to a pair of brothers Does the title even refer to people Is Jeffery Archer even a real person These questions plagued us for several months, until finally, we decided to pursue the sensible option and just read the book.William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are not brothers In fa With such a clear allusion to the dysfunctional brothers in Genesis, we were intrigued Would the Able character in Jeffrey Archer s novel suffer a cruel fate at the hands of his brother Does the title even refer to a pair of brothers Does the title even refer to people Is Jeffery Archer even a real person These questions plagued us for several months, until finally, we decided to pursue the sensible option and just read the book.William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are not brothers In fact they aren t even related Kane was the son of a rich banker while Able was born penniless and parentless and with only one nipple Kane was offered every advantage in life while Able was thrown into a Russian labor camp at a young age Still, it doesn t take long before the similarities start to bubble to the surface Driven to build their financial empires, fate soon has both characters set on a collision course that will have you humming get ready for our big musical number.It s a world of laughter, a world of tears.Its a world of hopes, its a world of fear.There s so much that we share,that its time we re aware.Its a small world after all.Kane and Abel was all about the two main characters They were arrogant, stubborn, greedy, unforgiving, and real As a result, they were incredibly interesting The entire novel was devoted to their lives and while Kane and Abel possess plenty of good traits, it was those listed above that had us clenching our fists and wanting to smite both of them One chapter you re rooting for Kane and then the next you re rooting for Abel And then the next you re rooting for neitherThe historical aspects of the novel were also very intriguing The sinking of the Titanic, WWII, and the US stock market collapse in 1929 all had a profound impact on the character s lives Even events like the commercial release of Gone with the Wind and McCarthyism were woven into the story, yet the narrative stayed focused and never bogged down By the end, we had a deep appreciation for the characters and were sad to finish the last page Then we stumbled across the sequel bring it on Editor s Note Hopefully it s not too obvious that our main goal of this post is to have It s a Small World stuck in your head for the rest of the day flag 18 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 29, 2018 peachygirl rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, 2018 Unputdownable What a marvelous story Now I can either write a detailed review about how amazing this was or get my hands on the second book as quick as possible So, Prodigal daughter, here I come flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing review of another edition flag 17 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 14, 2017 William rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves rejected Archer s Criminal Trial for Perjury from On 26 September 2000, Archer was charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice during the 1987 libel trial The perjury trial began on 30 May 2001, a month after Monica Coghlan s death in a road traffic accident.On 19 July 2001, Archer was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice at the 1987 trial Prominent journalists admitted to having accepted Archer s hospitality after he was convicted flag 17 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jul 23, 2018 To n Phan rated it it was amazing review of another edition C u chuy n n y c c v i tui m t ch n kh ng cho ph p tui m x n c xong, g p l i v ph i gi y nguy n , kh ng c em b t k ai trong n y ra ph n t ch v k l l cu c i, m cu c i th kh ng n n c cho bi t tr c, s m t i ngh a b t ng v n c.Tui r t th ch Th ch c c flag 17 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 10, 2018 Ioanna Xristodoyloy rated it it was amazing review of another edition 2 2 archer , 2 2 flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 20, 2013 Bill rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction This book was exactly what I needed at the time Just a good story.I loved the parallel storylines of two boys born on the same day on opposite ends of the earth, and anticipating the convergence of them These are usually my favorite types of novels.It s not the perfect read, though As I was getting through the first 30 pages or so, I was struck by the feeling I was reading this extended prologue you don t quite have that embedded feeling with the characters, you re just getting the lay of th This book was exactly what I needed at the time Just a good story.I loved the parallel storylines of two boys born on the same day on opposite ends of the earth, and anticipating the convergence of them These are usually my favorite types of novels.It s not the perfect read, though As I was getting through the first 30 pages or so, I was struck by the feeling I was reading this extended prologue you don t quite have that embedded feeling with the characters, you re just getting the lay of the land a high level telling of story.The unfortunate thing is, the entire novel seemed this way Sure there were points where I was empathizing with the characters, but at no point did I really feel as though I knew them intimately.Stephen King is by far my favorite author, and the reason for this is not only can he tell a story, you are also walking the miles in his characters shoes You know exactly what they are feeling, and why Every novel I read comes up to this scrutiny I need to know and care about and sometimes hate characters.Now, don t think that this novel is not worth reading, It certainly is It is a fantastic story and I could hardly put it down This is one of the few times I can let my rich characterization criteria fall by the side and simply enjoy where this story is going There are surprises to be had, and the pacing of the plotlines was expertly done I will absolutely, definitely, read Jeffrey Archer I wish I could give it four and a half stars, so let s say it is that.Very enjoyable, read it flag 14 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 03, 2009 Gillian rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves my all time favourites I think this has to be the best book I have ever read I keep recommending it to everyone so much so a friend of mine believes I have shares in the publishing world I was completely surprised when I read this book What I thought it would be like and what was delivered far exceeded my expectations You end up liking both characters despite them conflicting with each other The ending is remarkable It is so engrossing that you can actually imagine and visualise what they experienced both physic I think this has to be the best book I have ever read I keep recommending it to everyone so much so a friend of mine believes I have shares in the publishing world I was completely surprised when I read this book What I thought it would be like and what was delivered far exceeded my expectations You end up liking both characters despite them conflicting with each other The ending is remarkable It is so engrossing that you can actually imagine and visualise what they experienced both physically and emotionally A true genius when it comes to story telling anyway that s for sure flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 04, 2016 Pooja marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019 tbr I guess many people would be ready to kill me if I say that I haven t read any of Jeffrey Archer s books yet But hey, there was a day when I hadn t read any of Sidney Sheldon s and J.K Rowling s.This day shall pass too Thank you Krishna Prasanna for looming over me to get me read it soon flag 14 likesLike see review Oct 22, 2010 Hajer al souli rated it it was amazing review of another edition flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 19, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was ok review of another edition Story OverviewTwo men William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are born on the same day in 1906 However, their births could not be different Abel is a penniless orphan who is adopted by a poor Polish woodcutter s family after his mother is found dying by the road Kane is born into a life of privilege the only son of a powerful Boston banking millionaire.The book chronicles the parallel lives of the two men Abel endures hardship, tragedy and oppression but manages to immigrate to America a Story OverviewTwo men William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are born on the same day in 1906 However, their births could not be different Abel is a penniless orphan who is adopted by a poor Polish woodcutter s family after his mother is found dying by the road Kane is born into a life of privilege the only son of a powerful Boston banking millionaire.The book chronicles the parallel lives of the two men Abel endures hardship, tragedy and oppression but manages to immigrate to America and build a successful hotel chain Kane takes full advantage of his birthright and receives the finest education money can buy and becomes the leader of one of America s oldest and most powerful banks yet suffers a series of tragedies of his own that make him wary of trusting people.Although their lives run parallel as they establish their careers, there are moments when their lives intersect Eventually, they confront each other in a business situation that ends up affecting both their lives forever and leading to a game of one upsmanship that affects not only their individual businesses but the U.S financial community As the conflict unfolds between them for the bulk of their adult lives, both are stunned to find that the biggest price ends up being paid by those they love the most.My ThoughtsI m going to say this upfront I didn t like this book I forced myself to finish reading it hoping it might get better It didn t Once I was 200 pages in, I felt I needed to just go ahead and slog on through.I had high hopes going in because I d seen a few bloggers raving about Jeffrey Archer and his books especially Kane Abel But whatever they might have seen in this book eluded me because it left me cold.My first problem is with the writing style I found the writing to be very choppy The entire book is written in a kind of rat a tat tat style that I found off putting The majority of the narration and dialogue simply exists to move the story along there isn t a lot of introspection, character development or extraneous description I kept thinking This book seems so masculine So abrupt and cold I don t know if this is typical of Jeffrey Archer, but I don t plan on finding out Characters are introduced and then dispatched with cold abandon Perhaps this is meant to mirror the characters themselves both of whom are somewhat unlikable and ruthless but I feel it doesn t allow the reader to get a toehold into the story.My next problem was with the amazing coincidences that keep bringing these two together I guess I should have expected that from the very beginning when Archer chose to have them born on the same day However, it began to annoy the heck out of me when they kept having run ins that were really unbelievable I mean, in all of the insanity of World War II, the fact that Abel who mostly stays behind battle lines managing the food prep ventures into combat exactly one time and manages to heroically save one person and it ends up being Kane was just too much for me.Another coincidence that drove me up the wall was when these men who end up being the bitterest enemies bent on mutual destruction for almost the entire book both have one person they love than anyone in the world their children I ll give you one guess who ends up falling in love Yeseir children Doesn t that just beat all I mean it isn t like they live in a small town or anything where the choices are limited No, they find each other in the podunk town of New York City Oh, did I spoil the book for you Well, you should have seen it coming a mile off I know I did and I m terrible at that kind of stuff.But perhaps the biggest reason I didn t like the book was that I didn t like Kane or Abel I just didn t give a darn what happened to either one of them Both are obsessed with money and power and have few real human relationships So once you factor in unlikable characters, add in a writing style that didn t grab me, and multiply by plot turns that seem unbelievably contrived, I ended up giving this book two stars and that is being generous.My Final RecommendationI don t recommend this book at all I didn t enjoy it in the least So, I guess I ve defying Otto Preminger, who has a blurb on the back of my book that reads I defy anyone not to enjoy this book, which is one of the best novels I have ever read Well, Mr Preminger I didn t enjoy it What are you going to do about it But I have to tell you, I seem to be alone in my assessment of this book from what I can tell There are tons of 5 star reviews on , and the book jacket itself is just loaded with glowing praise So, even though it wasn t my type of book, it might still have merit for you flag 12 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jul 11, 2017 Quang rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017, favorite M t trong nh ng cu n ti u thuy t m m nh ph i d nh 1 ti ng c a m t ng y b n r n ra c v th m ch d y l c n a m c cho h t ch ng c dang d.M t c i k t b n th n m nh kh ng ng M t c i k t ho n to n chi n th ng v i t t c nh ng g ch m ng i cho cu c chi n gi a hai s ph n C t truy n song song hai nh n v t, xen l n ngo i truy n m t v i ch ng C m gi c khi c cu n n y m i th y c t c gi l m t ng i c ki n th c uy n th m v l nh v c ng n h ng, ch nh tr , qu n i v c M t trong nh ng cu n ti u thuy t m m nh ph i d nh 1 ti ng c a m t ng y b n r n ra c v th m ch d y l c n a m c cho h t ch ng c dang d.M t c i k t b n th n m nh kh ng ng M t c i k t ho n to n chi n th ng v i t t c nh ng g ch m ng i cho cu c chi n gi a hai s ph n C t truy n song song hai nh n v t, xen l n ngo i truy n m t v i ch ng C m gi c khi c cu n n y m i th y c t c gi l m t ng i c ki n th c uy n th m v l nh v c ng n h ng, ch nh tr , qu n i v c i n a Ch nh i u khi n cho t c ph m mang c nhi u m u s c, l i cu n m nh cho t i gi y cu i c ng, d tr ng i duy nh t khi m nh c l h nh th c c a b n ebook t i l u tr n m ng Nh t nh s ra nh s ch mua m t cu n ng h b n quy n v n ng flag 12 likesLike see review Sep 30, 2012 Samadrita rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves suspense thrillers, slice of life, politics, human drama, world war ii, bygones are never bygones, semi favorites, holocaust An intensely played out, high powered drama A story of two very different men belonging to two different social classes, driven by their aspirations of success, wealth, power and a life long feud based on inaccurate assumptions and misunderstandings A fitting ending to boot flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 25, 2012 Rikke rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, family saga Gold fever We all know the phenomenon an obsession, a never ending fascination and a desperate need for As I read this book I experienced something similar reading fever When I first began reading this book, I simply couldn t stop I wouldn t stop It wasn t even possible With an almost destructive greed I had to read on, to keep turning the thin pages and when I finally reached the end, and there were no pages to turn, I felt completely empty, saddened by the fact, that the bo Gold fever We all know the phenomenon an obsession, a never ending fascination and a desperate need for As I read this book I experienced something similar reading fever When I first began reading this book, I simply couldn t stop I wouldn t stop It wasn t even possible With an almost destructive greed I had to read on, to keep turning the thin pages and when I finally reached the end, and there were no pages to turn, I felt completely empty, saddened by the fact, that the book had run out of words It s been a long time since I ve felt this way Usually I m always focusing on a beautiful languages with mesmerizing metaphors and beautiful sentences This book however does not contain any of those factors the writing style is simple, there is hardly any use of adjectives or long passages of descriptions, which I normally hold so dear However I loved it just as much Perhaps even Cause it turns out that sometimes a good story with a beautiful message is than enough I may have finished reading this book but I am not at all done with it This is one of those rare books I will keep with me forever In my heart and in the back of my mind flag 11 likesLike see review Jun 07, 2007 Momi rated it really liked it review of another edition i read it on my hubbys recommendation its his favourite book out of the four books that he read in his life p that is why i thought twice before reading itd i LOVED it enjoyed a lot it made me cryit made me laugh and it made me think flag 10 likesLike see review Aug 07, 2018 Sonja Arlow rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 read, recommended 3.5 starsTwo baby boys born on the same day, one into wealth in America and one into poverty in Poland The book outlines the story of both men s lives until they converge.This was a fast paced, easy reading experience that can almost be described as the male version of chick lit There are feuds, power struggles politics and also some sexy sexy time in store for the main charactersI found the first half really strong, with a wonderful sense of history sewn into the story I was all set to give 3.5 starsTwo baby boys born on the same day, one into wealth in America and one into poverty in Poland The book outlines the story of both men s lives until they converge.This was a fast paced, easy reading experience that can almost be described as the male version of chick lit There are feuds, power struggles politics and also some sexy sexy time in store for the main charactersI found the first half really strong, with a wonderful sense of history sewn into the story I was all set to give this 4 stars.But the second half was a lot clich , full of implausible coincidences to keep the story going I also found the 30 year feud between Able and William a little thin for my liking.I have never read any books by this author and can see why he has so many happy fans He can clearly tell an engrossing story and overall this was a very pleasant reading experience.Recommend holiday reading flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Chi cuddleereader rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves my fav of all time, M t cu n s ch qu hay, t nh th i gian c ch c ch 2 3 ng y li n m ch th i, m i l n c m s ch l n m nh ph i c m t m ch t nh t 100 trang v qu cu n h t.S ph n nh m t tr ch i, tr u a hai con ng i, a y h n nh ng quy t nh m ch nh h kh ng th l ng tr c h t k t qu.M nh th ch Kane h n Abel, d c hai u v c ng t i n ng, nh ng c m gi c Kane l ng h n, trong khi Abel th qu nhi u th h n d c ng kh tr ch khi Abel ph i tr i qua qu nhi u i u kinh kh ng.R t ng c flag 10 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 16, 2018 Vivian nh rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves owned book, historical, my top favorites C u chuy n c a hai cu c i, hai s ph n, sinh ra trong c ng m t ng y hai t n c kh c bi t, t ng ch ng nh xa x i nh ng s m nh mang h l i g n k t v i nhau, ch m tr n nhau, i u v i nhau, v n cu i c ng l gi p nhau m c d c hai b n u kh ng hay bi t g C ch ph n b m ch truy n r t hay, c u chuy n b t u t gi y ph t u ti n h c sinh ra, n khi b t u l n, r i n th i thanh ni n trai tr , khi l hai ng i n ng th nh t v cu i c ng khi v gi Hai cu c i C u chuy n c a hai cu c i, hai s ph n, sinh ra trong c ng m t ng y hai t n c kh c bi t, t ng ch ng nh xa x i nh ng s m nh mang h l i g n k t v i nhau, ch m tr n nhau, i u v i nhau, v n cu i c ng l gi p nhau m c d c hai b n u kh ng hay bi t g C ch ph n b m ch truy n r t hay, c u chuy n b t u t gi y ph t u ti n h c sinh ra, n khi b t u l n, r i n th i thanh ni n trai tr , khi l hai ng i n ng th nh t v cu i c ng khi v gi Hai cu c i y c k xen k v i nhau, m t k ngh o kh l n l n t Ba Lan, tho t kh i lao t Nga n Th Nh K v cu i c ng v t ng n M l m l i cu c i v m t ng i sinh ra trong nhung l a gi u c , nh ng nh ng bi n c cu c i c li n ti p p n v i anh t l c c n r t tr Hai con ng i y b s m nh an b i l s th gh t nhau t l c c n r t tr , lu n t m c ch h m h i nhau c ng t n kh ng c n ng s ng nh ng n o ai bi t, m t trong hai th t s l thi n th n giang tay c u v t cu c i ng i c n l iThi t ngh n u Abel nh n ra s th t s m h n, th c l h tr th nh anh em t t c a nhau ch ch ng ph i th ch cho n h t i C m ng c nh t ng cu i c ng khi Kane v Abel cu i c ng c ng g p l i sau bao nhi u n m th h n, c hai ng gi u ng m ch o nhau sau i l t qua nhau kh ng n i l i n o Ch c th th i nh ng gi y ph t , bao nhi u th h n ch t ch a m y ch c n m d ng nh tan bi n v o h kh ng c quy n n y chuy n ng nh v ch ng kho n v l m n kinh doanh kh nhi u nh ng kh ng h l m m nh th y ch n c c m gi c nh ang xem m t b phim truy n h nh v i cu c ua ngang t i ngang s c c a hai nh n v t ch nh v y M t cu n s ch n n c m t l n trong i, n s l m b n thay i suy ngh V n th t s l m thay i suy ngh c a m nh, th t s x c ng v c g r t v i C m ph c Abel con ng i kh ng bao gi ch u u h ng tr c s ph n, t ch n n M t n c c a nh ng c h i , ng kh ng bao gi ch p nh n s ph n v lu n v n l n ti n v ph a tr c V c Kane con ng i s ng trong sung t c nh ng mang m t t m l ng l ng thi n cao c v nh n xa tr ng r ng, v t nh h u trao cho Abel m t cu c i b t u l i m ch ng c n b t c p n flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 20, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2013, american literature, fiction, favorites 60 1906 1967 1906 60 1906 1967 1906 760 flag 9 likesLike see review Sep 27, 2016 Anie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites This book was amazing If I had the regular time for reading, I would not have pulled this book down till I finished it I can rate it among the top 5 books ever read The lives of two different individuals from different backgrounds and different parts of the world are shown in an awesome way The thing that matters most is that the storyline and pace are maintained throughout the book and this provides a great sense of enjoyment Apart from this, the timing of most events breathes a new zeal i This book was amazing If I had the regular time for reading, I would not have pulled this book down till I finished it I can rate it among the top 5 books ever read The lives of two different individuals from different backgrounds and different parts of the world are shown in an awesome way The thing that matters most is that the storyline and pace are maintained throughout the book and this provides a great sense of enjoyment Apart from this, the timing of most events breathes a new zeal in the theme of the book in various parts The events are like an economic recession in 1929, slave markets in the middle east, battles of the company board of directors, crime and cruelty in wars Apart from these, the willpower of the characters to achieve their goals and reach the highest level from birth till death are indicated in a very beautiful way flag 11 likesLike see review Mar 28, 2016 Shobhit Sharad rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves jeffrey archer This is the seventh Jeffrey Archer book I ve read and, by far, I ve realised that his stories are different combinations of the following constitutents 1 One two young boy s as protagonists.2 The boy s being immensely intelligent and able to pursue what they are after with occasional hurdles.3 Drama of Stock market.4 Politics.This makes the books quite predictable to a point I may have rated this book a 5 star if this was the first such book that I had read, but the similar pattern in all t This is the seventh Jeffrey Archer book I ve read and, by far, I ve realised that his stories are different combinations of the following constitutents 1 One two young boy s as protagonists.2 The boy s being immensely intelligent and able to pursue what they are after with occasional hurdles.3 Drama of Stock market.4 Politics.This makes the books quite predictable to a point I may have rated this book a 5 star if this was the first such book that I had read, but the similar pattern in all the previous books of Jeffrey Archer made going through this one a little difficult.Despite all of this, there s no doubting that Mr Archer is a fantastic storyteller The characters are good, writing is good, and the drama is good, and all of these things merit the 3 stars that I give to this book flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 03, 2017 Mizuki rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves it is okay The story is well written, the details are good, the two main characters and their life journeys are impressive enough to keep me reading However, the secondary characters aren t all that great And this story also doesn t give us any motto outside of with enough wits and constant hard work, you can get rich in America and I m like what StillI will read of this author s works when I have time flag 9 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity question 1 2 Jan 12, 2019 02 16AM WHO WAS MORE UNLUCKY William Kane or Abel Rosnovski 23 313 Oct 31, 2018 12 18AM World of Sleuths June Readalong 1 Kane and Abel 9 9 Jun 25, 2018 11 58PM Kane or Abel 21 171 Aug 20, 2017 03 43PM William Kane Mr perfect or More than perfect 1 17 Jul 31, 2016 08 35PM Suffolk bookclub 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        Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston super Mare born 15 April 1940 is an English author and former politician.He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992 His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment He is married Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston super Mare born 15 April 1940 is an English author and former politician.He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992 His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment He is married to Mary Archer, a scientist specialising in solar power Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writer linkhttp uscmillan author jeffre


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    1. This was a book my mother recommended to me She read it several years ago and remembered how good it was And oh how good it was This is a great story that is told over about 60 years from Europe to America Archer tells 2 parallel stories One about Abel Rosnovki and one about William Kane The story is so well told and so interesting that I felt torn between the two main characters and their stories You feel pulled away from one story line when Archer takes you to the next I enjoyed Archer This wa [...]


    2. I Remember You Like It Was Yesterday I have been updating my favorites shelf and realized my favorite book of all time is this one I am getting as old as dirt and read this nearly 40 years ago when my soon to be mother in law, rest her soul, handed me her paperback copy and told me I loved this , and she thought I would too She was absolutely correct, and this book was the catalyst for my love of reading from that point on.I can still remember sitting on my parents couch mesmerized by the I Reme [...]


    3. I don t think so one can ever read a better Fiction than this What is it that this book didn t have You can t set any particular genre for it It had thrill, mystery, drama, contemporary, historical fiction and what not Oh I forgot to mention one thing It ended with a sense of moral thought It showed the way people live their modern day lives Everybody running in one direction, running after money Money seems to be everything to all of us But there s an old saying Money can t buy yo I don [...]



    4. I read this book because my book club had picked it Can that sound any insulting I think I d read it before, when I was a lot younger I know that it is on my mother s bookshelf, she was very excited when she heard that the book club had chosen it Anyhoo, it is bad And not in a way that it is so bad it is good , it is just bad in a way that pulling nostril hairs with a pair of pliers is no fun at all.You get the feeling that Mr Archer came up with the title during an evening s drink I read this [...]


    5. Kane and Abel Kane and Abel, 1 , Jeffrey ArcherKane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February 1980, the book was an international success It reached No 1 on the New York Times best seller list The sequel to Kane and Abel is The Prodigal Daughter, in which Florentyna Kane is the protagonist The book tells the stories of two men born worlds apart They have nothing in common except the same date of b Kane an [...]


    6. One of the best books I ve ever read Two men from different backgrounds meet and impact on each others lives One extremely rich and one a poor refugee from the world war travels to America to make a name for himself Well written with interesting charaters and story Well worth a read.


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