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Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
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Feb 12, 2012

it was amazing

I first read this book when I was 12 years old; I had nothing to read one Friday night, so borrowed this from my Mum's bookshelf, without asking her. I started reading and from the prologue onwards I was completely hooked! I huddled under my duvet, with a torch, unable to put it down and had finished it by Sunday. I was completely mesmorised by the sheer scope of the material; the locations, the exciting adventures of Jamie and Banda and their tentative yet heartfelt friendship. I felt sorry for Margaret, punished because of her father's mistakes and felt sad when little Jamie died because of his father's mistakes. I loved the way Kate carried on her father's legacy and managed to make it in a man's world. Yet I hated how she manipulated her own son because he wanted to do something different with his life. The only characters I didn't really like were the twins. Eve, a typical bitch and Alex, a typical doormat. I didn't feel they were as interesting as their predecessors. Of course the romance scenes were also a little lost on me, at the time, but on the whole I totally loved this book and I heartily recommend it. It started me reading adult books, as 'Sweet Valley High' never had the same appeal after this. I've read it many times since and it never loses its appeal and the story always feels fresh. The mini-series is also surprisingly faithful to the story, as many are not, so I'd recommend that too once you've read the book.
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Sara Hello, are you me? I was also 12 when I first read this book, and like you I was a Sweet Valley High addict as well! My aunt was a big Sidney Sheldon fan and I proceeded to devour her collection after reading this book. Thinking about it now, after re-reading this in my 20s, I realized how majorly inappropriate his books are for a 12 year old haha.

Benu Chauhan Oh no!! I too read it when I was about 12, and just like you under the covers with a flashlight!!
And I definitely finished it in one night, mesmerized at that age...

Natalia I swear I could have written this review! I was around 12, maybe 14 when I read this and loved it. nearly 20 yeara later, I still love it and have now given it to my mother in law and she also loved it.

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