Kincir Angin Para Dewa (Windmills Of The Gods)
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Kincir Angin Para Dewa (Windmills Of The Gods)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  17,112 ratings  ·  347 reviews
Sebagai bagian dari gerakan perdamaian yang dicanangkan Presiden Amerika Serikat, Mary Ashley, profesor muda yang brilyan dan ibu dua anak, dipilih menjadi Duta Besar Amerika Serikat untuk Rumania.

Tapi, bahkan sebelum menempati posnya, Mary Ashley sudah ditargetkan untuk dibunuh-oleh sekelompok orang yang sangat berkuasa, dari Barat dan dari balik Tirai Besi, yang tak ingi...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published 1989 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1987)
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Rolyn
It could have been 5 stars but I found the beginning somewhat slow-paced. But the story, as a whole, was good.

I would like to talk about some of the characters...

Edward. What happened to him was heartbreaking. An innocent party that took the "fall" for the benefit of others.

Groza. Below was what happened to him/his family...
"Scenes of his wife and his daughter being raped seared through his brain. It was a gang rape, and the laughing soldiers went from the woman to the child, their pants pulled...more
Salymar
I think I just forgot how to spell the word OSM (as in the impression saying how you were extremely impressed and inspired with great admiration to something, apprehension/ def: extremely good; excellent) because this book is more than just OSM. *crying, tears of joy* lol. :))

Anyway, setting that emotion and the feeling that my mind-has-been-"Sheldonized" aside (hahaha). Windmills of the Gods is a 1987 thriller novel written by my all-time favorite American writer (shall I say his name uh-gain?...more
Jemma Gutierrez
This is actually my favorite SS book. It wasn't as dynamic or surprising as the other books he have written but there is something in it that draws you. This book felt so different from the other books he had written. I mean different. Like isolated LOL. Anyway teh plot is great! kinda ordinary compared to some of his works that went extreme (in a great wayh) but as gripping as the others

I thnk the fact that the pro and the man never kissed or made love increased the excitement. I was waiting fo...more
Luidz
How a story is presented in the beginning, middle, & end is an essential factor that keeps the readers of into pages. Sidney Sheldon did it well on his Windmills of the Gods, & successfully placed a strong ingredient that surprises readers every now & then. The pacing is perfect. The plot is excellent. The story itself is well-researched. Windmills of the Gods is one of the greatest suspense stories I've had read, and Sidney Sheldon succeeded in hooking me up with such a breath-takin...more
Sheila
This shortish novel was a pretty speedy easy read. The plot was Ok in parts but other partts just did not ring true - I just cannot imagine that an American Ambassador to Communist Rumania would have been allowed to walk unescorted through the streets of Bucharest, surely sercet service agents would have been close by. Consequently the whole premis of the staged abduction was flawed. I liked the complexity of people involved the secret society manipulating things behind the scene, and its contin...more
Kristin
I have never liked Sidney Sheldon before. But after reading her novels consecutively, i learned to appreciate her works at full blast. She's an easy to understand writer. No highfalutin words, no overdescriptions, just fitted for an average reader. i also liked how she made WOMEN heroes of her novels and how she leaves her readers at awe and question: WHAT HAPPENED AFTER? that we wish there's a part 2 of that novel.

Likewise, i loved how she connected her stories. very relevant, very current, som...more
Renee Beaucage
The characters in this book are compelling and keep you on your toes.

One thing I didn't like about this book though, is it seemed to constantly jump all over the place. Not that it was hard to keep track of everything though.

I was quite surprised at the end when Mike turned out to be the good guy! That caught me completely off guard. I was truly hoping Stanton would be the man he had been portrayed as, also, but that wasn't the case, either! Everyone in this book wasn't who they seemed to be!

I...more
Mayuri
I really liked the book. At first, the book was slow paced, but it was acceptable & convincing, since the writer had to explain some things to those who has no idea about politics (like me). It was a really awesome book. I really like the plot, it was complex, with lots and lots of twists and turns. And just when u try to figure it out who's culprit, a very desirable twist can change the wits, which I loved the most. The plot kept changing until it thickens so much that a reader has to go th...more
Claudia Sesto
"Noi tutti siamo vittime, Anselmo. I nostri destini sono decisi da un cosmico rotolare di dadi, dai venti delle stelle, dalle errabonde brezze del caso che soffiano dai mulini a vento degli dei."
Un thriller di buona fattura, con qualche colpo di scena sul finale, alla base del libro complotti politici, uccisioni, tradimenti, al centro una donna Mary che viene scelta per rappresentare l'America in un paese la Romania appena uscito dall'influenza sovietica.
Una donna che non ha mai svolto attivit...more
Sylvia_rh
This one probably has my favorite heroine of all novels - created by Sidney Sheldon.
The plot is mesmerizing. The setup and background will take you all over Europe and some USA - fast-paced like all Sheldon's novels (it's his trademark), like a sprint rally all around.
A total page-turner and you won't want to put it down before finishing so I suggest you take a whole weekend reading it - or during a special vacation.
The sex scenes are hot like always - Sheldon's trademark, too.
The difference fo...more
Candra
ini novel pertama yang aku baca dari sidney sheldon, dan ceritanya keren banget. terutama suspensenya, belom pernah aku baca novel dengan suspense sebaik ini dan setakterduga ini.
Srikanth R
One of the best book I have ever read. Unpredictable ending which makes it the best. Most books are pacy but do not end properly. This is one has a perfect ending
Nupura
Great book... fast paced...loved it
Chris
I just love sidney sheldon's books
VaultOfBooks
By Sidney Sheldon. Grade: B
It all began with an astounding call from the White House. One minute Mary Ashley, Kansas housewife and political science teacher, was chatting over dinner with her family; the next minute the President of the United States was asking her to become the new ambassador to Romania!
That call changes everything for Mary Ashley. She becomes an instant celebrity, hounded ‘by the press, courted by politicians. Finally Mary arrives in exotic Bucharest to take up her duties, con...more
Urszula
I like the action in this book. There is enough twist and turns to get the reader wondering who is the villain and who is the true hero.

Normally I am not interested in politics, especially American. But since most of the action took place in Eastern Block country. I found the intrigues and manipulations quite interesting. I grew up in a communist country and could relate to the long lines at the shops, their overall lack of hope and bleakness. It brought back lots of unpleasant memories from my...more
Asra Ghouse
Although Mary Ashley isn't my favourite Sheldon heroine (that spot always goes to Jennifer), Windmills of the Gods is my favourite Sheldon book!

Fast paced though it is, it has a gripping story at its heart that keeps the reader on their chair's edge until the end. For once the phrase 'a page turner' comes true.

Mary Ashley, a university professor in Kansas, is appointed ambassador to Romania, which had only recently ameliorated its relations with the West. She refuses the appointment at first on...more
Kelly
This novel was spilt into three 'books' with the second and third being a lot better than the first.

The first 'book' was setting up the whole novel and plot, this was fine, but I felt that it was a bit too disjointed. It jumped from one person to the other and then back, there were a series of names that I couldn't keep track of, different political terms and affiliations, relationship and sub-plots.

By the second book I had pinned down who everyone was and actually realised that the first book,...more
Princesz Princesz
Jan 06, 2008 Princesz Princesz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!!!
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Sidney is an awesome author and this book is no exception...... this book, like many of his others, are centred on a woman....... her losses, her emotions, her career, her success........ it's just an all rounder of a woman's life..... dramatic i'd admit..... but i guess he captures the dramatic period of a woman's life and its just superb!!! Mary's love for her husband was so evident..... her loneliness through the empty nights were so well portrayed that my heart just went out to that lady.......more
Jenny Hilborne
Sidney Sheldon's "Windmills of the Gods" is the story of Mary Ashley, a Junction City, Kansas wife, mother, and university professor plucked from obscurity to become the US Ambassador to Romania. Ashley has never left Kansas City and plenty of high-level political figures are (understandably) against the ambassadorship. The appointment of Mary Ashley is questionable and sets the reader up to expect some hefty shenanigans.

The beginning of the novel is exciting. Covert meetings are taking place a...more
Graceann
Sidney Sheldon is like comfort food for me. I get intrigue, I get a fair bit of romance and I get entertainment.

In this outing, the story is that of 1980s, Cold-War Romania. Naive Kansas professor Mary Ashley has been tapped to be the new ambassador as part of the President's ambitious people-to-people program. How can she bring her Midwestern aesthetic to the hard world of international politics?

Windmills of the Gods is very of it's time with regard to life behind the Iron Curtain. That was a...more
Abhay Juneja
This is my second book from Sidney Sheldon, after if tomorrow comes. I just loved this novel.

The ability of Sidney to take you at a dead end at any time in the novel is mesmerizing. The mind was racing around to get a clue what will be happening in the next few minutes, but at speculations in vain, as Sidney got the unexpected things every time.

The speed to the story was up and down during the entire read. Unlike If Tomorrow Comes, where the story is readily moving at a swift pace, here the sto...more
Sweekruti
A wonderfully written book that keeps keeps you engrossed from the start to the very end .The number of turns this book makes keeps you guessing in the who dunnit style.Women empowerment all the way .Some times the realisation hits you hard .One good advice don't flip pages because the very trivial details will solve the murder and the Conversations are beautifully linked to not reveal too much but reveal as much as needed .The dinners and parties always have some thing happening .The ambassador...more
Kartik (mebookgeeko)
How a story is presented in the beginning, middle, & end is an essential factor that keeps the readers of into pages. Sidney Sheldon did it well on his Windmills of the Gods, & successfully placed a strong ingredient that surprises readers every now & then. The pacing is perfect. The plot is excellent. The story itself is well-researched. Windmills of the Gods is one of the greatest suspense stories I've had read, and Sidney Sheldon succeeded in hooking me up with such a breath-takin...more
Isabelle Calleja
Sydney Sheldon starts this book the way he ends it. This is what brings pleasure to the reader because at first it is hard to understand what is going on but when you start reading which is beyond the beginning it's like adding all the bits and pieces together. Tragedy after another, Sheldon always knows how to keep you excited for the next page. I really enjoy reading his books. Worth reading!
Sanjana Singh
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page. Sidney Sheldon has an amazing art of story-telling and she rarely lets her readers go down the disappointment lane.
I like the way she portrays strong female characters who always have the lead and never lose courage.
Inspired and excited to read more of her legacy.
Mikochin
The main story is about the struggling Mary Ashley as she becomes the ambassador to Romania.

Full with intriguing conflicts and conspiracies, Windmills of The Gods is really tense on its every page. There are moments when I scream to my own head 'Don't tell him!' and lots of moments guessing who-is-who and, of course, who-is-the-real-bad-guy. Great plot, unpredictable ending, also nice experience reading about international affair and iron curtain country. So many build-up characters to support t...more
Gláucia Renata
Último livro do autor que li, carreira encerrada. Apenas para fãs, mas tem que ser muito fã (ou amigo) para considerar um bom livro. A história de uma pobre embaixadora americana num país do Leste Europeu e as agruras que ela sofre nas mãos dos terríveis homens malvados de lá. Francamente Sidney!
Dewayne Griffin
As always a good vacation read for me. I read my first Sidney Sheldon book back in high school thanks to my favorite English teacher that lived down the street. From all the Sheldon books I read this one had the slowest start taking time to build up the characters and major theme in the story. Once you get past the first fifty pages the typical page turning begins as Sheldon takes you through various climatic scenes. All leads up to a shocking ending that left me wishing there was more to close...more
Mzsweetcheeks
I read this book when I was just starting high school... Now, about 15 years later, having read countless other novels, (and they are countless...I'm an avid reader), this book still stands out in my mind as one of the best books I have ever read. Sidney Sheldon at his best.
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Was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Gam...more
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