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Kane & Abel
Kane & Abel
Author : Jeffrey Archer
Publisher : NA
Language : English
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Availability : Available
No Of Pages : 579
William 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....
Customer Reviews:Kane & Abel
A good read
By AIKYA SHAH, 7/7/2013 5:37:10 AM
This book is a series of events that unfold in the lives of two children namely Kane and Abel respectively. The language is simple. It is not as one can say a thriller exactly. However, it is surely a fine read. The one thing that is most required in a book, as far as a reader's perspective is concerned, is connecting with the characters, the liveliness, etc - and this book lacks none. While reading this book, Jeffrey Archer made me believe that all of the mentioned events must really have happened. The book was predictable, but nevertheless enjoyable. No real major thrills or shockers or excitement was seen during the life events of both lead characters, they were however extraordinary. It has a nice ending to the book. I would rate it 3.5 out of 5.
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Incidents & Coincidents
By Shweta Shah, 9/25/2013 7:06:53 AM
Kane and Abel is the story of two men whose lives intersperse with each other's. They have one thing in common: birth date. No, they are not twins. They are born world apart, one in poverty in Poland, other in affluence in America. The narrative is linear and it alternates between their lives. We get to see them grow, right from boyhood to no-body-hood. It is depressing because whenever I read a book, I read about a part of the character's life and so when I close the book, I wonder what will happen to them further. There is no such scope in this book. They achieve SO much but for what end? It seems like Archer uses this novel to "chronicle" the lives of Kane and Abel. In this attempt, I think many details are trivialized like the escape from World War I, an immigrant's identity crisis and most of all, the way the economy works and profits are made. Jeffrey Archer is proclaimed as "a master storyteller". What makes a good storyteller? The story has so many coincidences that I felt trolled when I was done with the book. Why do all the characters want a son? Hah, the sequel is called "The Prodigal Daughter". Take that!
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