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Sons of Fortune - Putra-Putra Takdir

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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
Paperback, 576 pages
Published July 2007 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2002)
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Raven and Beez
Aug 22, 2013 Raven and Beez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jan 28, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Laura Brown
Aug 19, 2013 Laura Brown rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
Boring! Couldn't get interested in the dull characters and the obvious, plodding story where 2 parallel lives unfailingly continue down similar paths unaware of the other. Typical twin separated at birth plot. I rarely put a book down once I start, but I predicted every page before I read it and realized it just was never going to give me a reason to turn another page.
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
Sep 04, 2015 Versha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
This book was an absolute entertainer from start to end! I may change the rating later but as of now i want to give it full stars.

Now I have changed it to 4..

I usually tend to read two books at a time especially if one of the books is more than 500 pages reason being somewhere in the mid i may get bored of the pace or the characters or may be i just need a break from that book but i was totally wrong when i started this one. From the moment i started till the end it didn’t even cross my mind to
Kaycee ❤️
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 fam
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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Jul 16, 2015 Cherie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was not as good as I anticipated as I feel as if the story is being prolonged. However, it does let the readers feel more connection to the character.
Sujata Sahni
"My mother taught me two languages until the age of nine and by then I was just about ready to be mainstreamed into the Storrs' school system. And I was most fortunate to have a maths teacher whose hobby was statistics, and who was also fascinated by the role the computer might play in the future. How big is your firm's computer Mr. Cartwright?" : Su Ling. " About the size of this room" " The next generation of students will work with computers no larger than the lids of their desks, and the gen ...more
Apr 04, 2013 Mrtracksclass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 15, 2011 Meera rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 16, 2014 Wilton314 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
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
Oct 12, 2011 Qurat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 06, 2016 Ivana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jedného dňa sa v istej pôrodnici narodia zdravé dvojičky a o čosi neskôr chlapec, ktorý však prvé hodiny svojho života ráta aj ako posledné. Je to syn páru, ktorý už prišiel o dve deti a jedna sestra urobí osudové rozhodnutie... Dvojičky tak vyrastajú každé v inej rodine, ich životy plynú rôzne a je len otázkou času kedy sa stretnú. Ako sa stretnú, kedy a ako sa ich životy postupne splietajú, to je námetom celej knihy, ktorú Archer píše sebe vlastným spôsobom - prelína jednu dejovú linku s druho ...more
Feb 09, 2017 Arlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 02, 2013 Sprior rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Karen Finch
May 24, 2015 Karen Finch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeffrey Archer really is the consummate story teller!!! After disrobing him at the end of Feb I've read at least 8 of his books. This is the most recent and I have to say this and Kane and able are my favorites so far.

Parallel stories about a set of fraternal twins who were separated at birth.
Deepthi Prasad
Jul 25, 2013 Deepthi Prasad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Darshana Unnikrishnan
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. :-)
Jan 28, 2015 Christa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challenge
What's the point? It's 500+ pages of plotless nothing. I wanted something to happen! It just kept going with more inane storylines. About halfway through, I began trying to figure why I should I care anymore. I still don't have an answer.

Not Archer's best work at all.
Feb 14, 2015 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After reading some of Archer's other novels, I was surprised by this one. It was kind of boring.
Mar 10, 2015 Nadine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story. Jeffrey Archer is a great writer!
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
Aug 01, 2012 Dolores rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one too. (audiobook)
Jan 09, 2010 Rani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mahareni Sukadi
Idiiiiiiiihhh...pembunuhannya terjadi di halaman 400an ke atas, sedang yang 400 halaman sebelumnya menceritakan kehidupan Nat+Fletcher dari bayi sampai berumah tangga+punya anak. Dan penyelesaian kasus putra yang ditukar cuma begitu doank, malah klimaksnya justru di pemilihan gubernur. Kecewa ih.

Btw, pengin balik buka-buka halaman awal untuk memperjelas siapakah yang selalu milih kepala tiap kali keputusan diambil dengan cara melempar koin.
Mar 23, 2017 HowardRoko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The parallel stories slowly converge, very well done. \This book reminded me of Shakespeare in its intrigue. Your mileage may vary :)
Sridhar Babu
Feb 09, 2010 Sridhar Babu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jeffrey Archer..
Nat Catwright, Fletcher Andrew Davenport, Su Ling, Annie, Tom Russel, Jimmy, Ralph Elliot, Harry Gates, Ruth Davenport, Robert Davenport, Susan Catwright, Micheal Catwringht, Rebecca, and others..
Hartford (Connecticut State) , and New York.

At St.Patrick hospital in Hortford set of Twins , Nat Catwright and Fletcher Andrew Davenport, born to Catwrights(Susan and Micheal) is parted at birth. In the spur of moment decision,
Dav Leaf
Authored by a Brit politician it's mostly well written, but is a hundrum, far-fetched story of affluent society.

The author likes to tell secrets between characters & keeps them secret even from the reader--most annoying.
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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
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“Here was a man, when comes such another?” 6 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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