Kane and Abel
I have been updating my “favorites” shelf and realized my favorite book of all time is this one.
I am getting as old as dirt and read this nearly 40 years ago when my soon to be mother-in-law, rest her soul, handed me her paperback copy and told me “I loved this!,” and she thought I would too. She was absolutely correct, and this book was the catalyst for my love of reading from that point on.
I can still remember sitting on my parents couch mesmerize ...more
Τα 5 αστέρια δεν είναι απλώς λίγα... Δε μπορώ να βρω λέξεις για να περιγράψω αυτό το αριστούργημα. Πολλές φορές σκέφτηκα πως αυτή την πένα δεν την κράτησε ανθρώπινο χέρι.
Σ'ευχαριστώ Ειρήνη που μου το πρότεινες! Δεν πρόκειται για ανάγνωση αλλά για πραγματική εμπειρία ζωής. Ήμουν φτωχότερη πριν το διαβάσω..
You get the feeling that Mr. Archer came up with the title during an evening's drink ...more
Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author Jeffrey Archer. Released in the United Kingdom in 1979 and in the United States in February 1980, the book was an international success. It reached No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. The sequel to Kane and Abel is The Prodigal Daughter, in which Florentyna Kane is the protagonist. The book tells the stories of two men born worlds apart. They have nothing in common except the same date of b ...more
William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are not brothers. In fa ...more
Now I can either write a detailed review about how amazing this was or get my hands on the second book as quick as possible. So, Prodigal daughter, here I come.
ان الاخوة الاعداء
دي اسم لرواية الرائع
واتعمل فيلم عبيط
وكان اسخف ما يكون
لو غمضت عينك واقنعت نفسك ان الموضوع مالهوش علاقة
هتقراء واحدة من احلي الروايات ع الاطلاق
مبدع بشكل يخليك
تحس انك مبيض محاراة
وانك مكنتش بتقراء قبل كدا
مبدع بشكل بسيط
الرواية كبيرة من حيث الحجم
ومش رواية مثيرة او فيها اكشن او ماشابه
بس انت قاعد عاوز تعرف
ايه الي هيحصل
هينجح في المشروع؟
هيعمل ايه مع بنته؟
مين اللي مول المشروع؟
مين دول اصلا؟
كل دا انت قاعد حاسس انك مسحور
"On 26 September 2000, Archer was charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice during the 1987 libel trial. The perjury trial began on 30 May 2001, a month after Monica Coghlan's death in a road traffic accident.
On 19 July 2001, Archer was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice at the 1987 trial.
Prominent journalists admitted to having accepted Archer's 'hospitality' after he was convicted"
Tui rất thích. Thích cực.
θα δουμε τη ζωη δυο αγοριων που ειναι γεννημενα την ιδια μερα σε 2 διαφορετικα μερη του πλανητη..ο καιν θα γεννηθει μεσα στα πλουτη ενω ο αβελ σε ενα δασος και η μητερα του θα πεθανει την ωρα που τον εφερε στον κοσμο..θα δουμε τη ζωη τους ως το τελος..και οι δυο κυνηγουν τη δυναμη ο καθενας για διαφορετικο ...more
I loved the parallel storylines of two boys born on the same day on opposite ends of the earth, and anticipating the convergence of them. These are usually my favorite types of novels.
It's not the perfect read, though. As I was getting through the first 30 pages or so, I was struck by the feeling I was reading this extended prologue: you don't quite have that embedded feeling with the characters, you're just getting the lay of th ...more
You end up liking both characters despite them conflicting with each other. The ending is remarkable. It is so engrossing that you can actually imagine and visualise what they experienced both physic ...more
But hey, there was a day when I hadn't read any of Sidney Sheldon's and J.K. Rowling's.
This day shall pass too.
Thank you Krishna Prasanna for looming over me to get me read it soon.
Two men—William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski—are born on the same day in 1906. However, their births could not be more different. Abel is a penniless orphan who is adopted by a poor Polish woodcutter's family after his mother is found dying by the road. Kane is born into a life of privilege—the only son of a powerful Boston banking millionaire.
The book chronicles the parallel lives of the two men. Abel endures hardship, tragedy and oppression but manages to immigrate to America a ...more
Cách phân bố mạch truyện rất hay, câu chuyện bắt đầu từ giây phút đầu tiên họ được sinh ra, đến khi bắt đầu lớn, rồi đến thời thanh niên trai trẻ, khi đã là hai người đàn ông thành đạt và cuối cùng khi đã về già. Hai cuộc đời ...more
Một cái kết bản thân mình không ngờ. Một cái kết hoàn toàn chiến thắng với tất cả những gì đã châm ngòi cho cuộc chiến giữa ... hai số phận.
Cốt truyện song song hai nhân vật, xen lẫn ngoại truyện một vài chương. Cảm giác khi đọc cuốn này mới thấy được tác giả là một người có kiến thức uyên thâm về lĩnh vực ngân hàng, chính trị, quân đội và cả ...more
When I first began reading this book, I simply couldn't stop. I wouldn't stop. It wasn't even possible. With an almost destructive greed I had to read on, to keep turning the thin pages - and when I finally reached the end, and there were no more pages to turn, I felt completely empty, saddened by the fact, that the bo ...more
Two baby boys born on the same day, one into wealth in America and one into poverty in Poland. The book outlines the story of both men's lives until they converge.
This was a fast paced, easy reading experience that can almost be described as the male version of chick lit. There are feuds, power struggles politics and also some sexy sexy time in store for the main characters
I found the first half really strong, with a wonderful sense of history sewn into the story. I was all set to give ...more
Số phận như một trò chơi, trêu đùa hai con người, đưa đẩy họ đến những quyết định mà chính họ không thể lường trước hết kết quả.
Mình thích Kane hơn Abel, dù cả hai đều vô cùng tài năng, nhưng cảm giác Kane độ lượng hơn, trong khi Abel thì quá nhiều thù hận—dù cũng khó trách khi Abel phải trải qua quá nhiều điều kinh khủng.
Rất đáng đọc.
رجلان ، عالمان ، مصيران ..
وأكثر من 60 عاما من الأحداث الشيقة ..
الرواية عن رجلين ولدا في عالمين مختلفين و جمعهما مصير واحد . تدور أحداثها بينَ عام 1906 إلى 1967 في بولندا ، روسيا ، تركيا و الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
في الخامس عشر من أبريل عام 1906 جاء طفلان إلى العالم . جاء الأول إلى حياة مترفة تحفها الرفاهية و الرخاء ، أما الثاني فقد ولد في عالم الشقاء و الكفاح . كبر كل منهما في جانب مختلف من الكرة الأرضية . تربى الأول في حياة مرفهة عرف فيها المدارس العريقة و تعرف على التاريخ من خلال القاءة ، أم ...more
1. One/two young boy/s as protagonists.
2. The boy/s being immensely intelligent and able to pursue what they are after with occasional hurdles.
3. Drama of Stock market.
This makes the books quite predictable to a point. I may have rated this book a 5 star if this was the first such book that I had read, but the similar pattern in all t ...more
Still...I will read more of this author's works when I have time.
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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