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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  9,650 ratings  ·  327 reviews
Hartford, Connecticut, akhir 1940-an, sepasang anak kembar terpisah begitu lahir. Nat Cartwright pulang bersama orangtua kandungnya yang sementara, sementara Fletcher Davenport dibawa pulang keluarga kaya.

Kedua saudara itu tidak menyadari keberadaan satu sama lain. Nat sempat bertempur di Vietnam, lalu menyelesaikan pendidikannya di Harvard Business School. Sementara Fletc...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published July 2007 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2002)
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Raven and Beez
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This book like all other Jeffrey Archer books is great. The start of the book reminded me of his book The Fourth Estate (A book review that I have already done) but as you go on reading you will realise that it's nothing like that book at all.

The story is set in the time between the 1940's and the end of the twentieth century. They have a common rival Elliot, who in my opinion is a total jerk (which is obviously what the author wanted us to feel). There is intense rivalry at diffe...more
Alex Telander
Jeffrey Archer is a well-established English author, who has written such bestsellers as Kane and Abel and Honor Among Thieves, but his latest addition to the publishing world, Sons of Fortune, fails in many ways; maybe it is because he wrote it under the duress of incarceration?

For about a year now Archer has spent his time in prison because he was essentially embezzling money as a member of the House of Lords. In that time he has written and produced a play pleading his innocence, and has writ...more
Jeffrey Archer must have been off his meds, or on them beyond the recommended dose for a year.(He is usually great.) The story is packed full of English aristocratic snobbery, but transferred to America. Clumsily transferred. Standard, rich twins separated at birth. One raised poorer. They both whoop ass in slightly different ways, but of course they are both swinging for the fence. I wonder if he was on a Connecticut country club tour with elderly Yale and boarding school alumni the entire time...more
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It was an okay read. Knowing Jeffrey Archer's work, I expected the book to be filled with suspense and action. However, it was more like a realistic drama. The storyline was fast paced and easy to read, but it was lacking a climax.. the developments and twists in the story were minimal; it was such a disappointment.

Fletcher and Nat were separated at birth, where Fletcher ended up with the Davenport's, a well established family. Nat, on the other hand, was raised by his birth parents, the Cartwri...more
Kaycee Sapinoso
Sons of Fortune enthralled me. Totally. One of the Books I will never get enough of. It was my first Archer novel, and I’m glad that I decided to read this wonderful, gripping and remarkable story.

Nat Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport; separated at birth are dizygotic twins (twins developed from two separate oocytes fertilized at the same time. They may be of the same or opposite sex, differ both physically and genetically) they were both raised in different worlds. One, goes to a wealthy fami...more
Sons of Fortune is a long novel (500+ pages) about the lives of two men, Nat Cartwight and Fletcher Davenport. These two men are identical twins who were separated at birth, with Fletcher being switched to replace the deceased baby of the other woman. Both men live similar lives, as they both go to rival private schools, and both run in school elections. Since both run for school president, they both get the aid of their best friends, who also help them as they both run against each other for th...more
just finished reading it. and after reading the last line, i turned the page to look for more, cux i wasnt sure if it was over. i am still confused.
other than that, it was a nice read, fast paced, quickly moving, the two guys, nat and fletcher were surely quite fortunate, from the time of birth. brothers seperated at teh time of birth and not meeting until they both decide to run in the elections, their paths cross many times, tehy fell in love with the same girl, they both had the same enemy a...more
I thoroughly enjoyed Sons of Fortune. It was gripping throughout.

(Spoiler alert!) My only two pieces of criticism are these:
1) That, when Rebecca Elliot broke down in the courtroom and admitted to killing her husband, her confession seemed too word-perfect and unrealistic. She didn't pause, stutter or rephrase anything - like I would have imagined her to do.

2) That Nat's son, Luke, committed suicide on hearing that his mother had been a prostitute once upon a time. I felt that this was totally u...more
Nice story by Archer written in a very relaxed style. At first I wondered why there was so much useless dialog that does nothing to support the plot, then I realized that due to this style, the book was less of a story being told and more of a story being experienced. You feel like you are along for the ride and sitting in the room with the characters listening to them banter back and forth. The plot is based around twins separated at birth and their two paths as they live their lives. I wasn't...more
What a cracking read. Sons Of Fortune is the first Jeffrey Archer novel I have read. I was not disappointed and found it to be an excellent thriller.
It is the story of twin boys separated at birth, one staying with his working class family the other going to a more well to do family, and whose lives parallel each other's, coming tantalisingly close to touching on many occasions and coming together in a most shocking but natural way.
To me it was fast paced, despite spanning four and a half decade...more
Haider Hussain
Another one of Archer's trademark plots/style - story of two persons spanning many decades. This time though, these two persons are twins which were separated upon birth under most unusual circumstances. Unbeknown to each other's existence, both men took their separate paths. One becomes a lawyer, the other a successful banker.

But you can bet, their paths are bound to cross!
Deepthi Prasad
I thoroughly enjoy reading this book. Like the story-line and Jeffrey has done a good job with it, playing in his strong areas- politics and law. I find it unputdownable, even though it is quite a long read. Emotions are portrayed to the right extent.
my first jeffrey archer book n my all time favorite book. :-) its a wonderful book. every1 whom i recommened this book to had loved it too n thanked me to introducing this author to them.

jeffrey archer is a master story teller without any doubt. :-)
Tension packed page turner and great story line! It may not be his best work, however it was still a very entertaining read. Archer is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
this book is the best book ive read so far . All i have ro say is that this book will make ypu smile, cry and laugh , a beautiful book to read anytime ,anywhere and anyhow
Byron Wright
I don't believe I've read any other books by this author. So, I think went into it with an open mind. However, I found this book terribly disappointing. I think most of it was because I didn't hit that point where disbelief is suspended and I could just enjoy the story.

My quibbles with this book:
- Switched back and forth between the two main characters so often I thought it was confusing.
- The whole twins thing in the plot seemed almost irrelevant other than a means to make us think both charact...more
Loved this one too. (audiobook)
Shameeka Alexis
I got to know Jeffery Archer through my cousin. I kept reminding myself to pick one of his books to read, and that's when I got this book from my friend.


Sons of Fortune is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Despite of its 500 over pages length, the story is very captivating and it got me hooked up until the very last page.

The story is about the lives of two amazing men, Nataniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport. They are dizygotic twins who were separated at birth, with Fletche...more
It's one of his brilliant stories that I love. It has every details that you need to know but not really dragging. I was immensely absorbed with the story from the first page, as I always did whenever I read his books. It may seems boring to know a life story of two person but it certainly has an element which makes you ponder what will happen between the two of them. A separated twin- not by an accident but too many incidents involved related to them that makes you want them to meet each other...more
I read Archer's Twelve Red Herrings and liked it, so I started this book.

I thought the premise was really interesting--twins separated at birth, who will one day meet each other again, probably as rivals. I lost interest in the book when Nat goes over to his crush's house to see her and her older sister starts feeling out his crotch. First of all, if he likes the younger sister, (and the author has already made it clear that he really, really does) why would he let her do that? Maybe the author...more
Sep 15, 2011 Tattushenoi rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Some one who is Travelling.
I actually went for another book but because I could not find that one I just picked up this one up. Having read Jeffrey Archer before and thus made up an image of really fast moving work from this author, I thought no harm.

The book is very aptly titled 'Sons of Fortune' as while reading we would think or are constantly reminded to think of the fortunes of 2 of the leads had one moment of decision making by a nurse hadn't happened.

Nat Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport[ Peter Cartwright] are tw...more
The story takes place in the late 1940s in Hartford, Connecticut, where a set of twins are parted at birth. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, but his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Davenport, the only son of a multimillionaire and his society wife.

During the years that follow, the two brothers grew up unaware of each others existence. Even when they fall in love with the same girl, they do not have the opportunity to meet. Nat C...more
Halfino Berry
Oct 24, 2007 Halfino Berry rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: archer's fans

Tokoh-tokoh archer memang biasanya orang-orang 'istimewa' yang terikat atau dipertemukan nasib, dan dimulai dari masa kecil mereka (baik dengan background yang sulit dan penuh rintangan, maupun yang mudah seperti jalan tol).

Karya Archer yang paling berkesan bagi saya adalah Kane & Abel; dulu muncul sebagai cerbung di Kompas tahun 80-an.

Sons of Fortune berkisah tentang dua anak kembar yang terpisah oleh nasib dan dipertemukan kembali setelah melalui berbagai peristiwa dan keterkai...more
Sundarraj Kaushik
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Balaji Lakshmi Ramakrishnan
Starts of with a mind-blowing chapter, twins separated at birth. One, goes to a wealthy family, 'The Davenport's' and the other to a middle class, ' the Cart wright's'. They grow into fine young men, their school days, their higher education, the war, how they meet each other(not even having the slightest idea that they were brothers by birth) etc. Archer , the great, does these work of art in top form, keeps us mesmerized as we turn every page, and will make us turn it further...more
Saskia Marijke Niehorster-Cook
Through the years I have read most of Archer's many novels and love his casual way of guiding a plot to it's conclusion. This story has his style written all over it and since Law and Politics are his world, there are many interesting pages filled with take-overs and political campaigns and savvy conversations between makers and shakers and breakers... It follows the story of twins separated at birth whose lives continuously crisscross each other unbeknownst to them both. The parallels run so cl...more
Rahul Reddy
Typical Jeffrey archer story line but this time around it lacked the usual twist in the end, the story's ending was more of an anticlimax when compared to the initial bring up. That is the reason for the 3 rating.

As usual the language and the characters are pretty good and its fast read. Completed it in 2 readings.
Brian Wade
We were in Atlanta a few weeks ago celebrating Dad's birthday. Dad was going to donate several books he had stashed away and suggested I take a look through them. I logged onto GR and searched the reviews. Sons of Fortune stood out immediately. The book's premise is very interesting, if a little unoriginal. Legal/politcal thrillers are not a personal favorite, but I was looking for something different to read and SoF seemed a good selection. It ended up being a great choice. SoF definitely excee...more
Read this book on a rountrip from Austin to Detroit. It was a nice travel companion. Archer is a superb storyteller.

The story follows the lives of 2 twin brothers who were separated at birth, but whose lives seem to criss cross and run on a parallel course. There is no real mystery plot or big surprises - just the life story of several individuals. You get insight into the "other half" as Archer paints the story of the American Northeast aristocrat.

It was enjoyable for me as I grew up in Connect...more
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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...more
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“Here was a man, when comes such another?” 4 likes
“Just as soon as I get this cast off," Fletcher said, "I'm going to kick your ass."
"You shouldn't speak to Dr Renwick like that, after all he's done for you," said Nat, with a grin.
"Why not?" asked Fletcher. "He filled me up with your blood, so now I'm half the man I was."
"Wrong again," said Nat. "You're twice the man you were, but still half the man I am.”
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