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Windmills of the Gods

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  25,533 Ratings  ·  542 Reviews
Sebagai bagian dari gerakan perdamaian yang dicanangkan Presiden Amerika Serikat, Mary Ashley, profesor muda yang brilian 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 in
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Published July 2009 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1987)
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دوستانِ گرانقدر، این داستان هیجان انگیز و سیاسی و جنایی، از 31 بخش تشکیل شده است
داستان در موردِ سیاست های کثیف و خیانتهایی است که در کشورهای بزرگ صورت میگیرد و تنها خسارت بر مردمانِ بیچاره و بیگناه وارد میشود... داستان نشان میدهد که چگونه سیاست و قدرت میتواند رفاقت های چندین و چند ساله را خراب نموده و زندگی ها را به ویرانی بکشاند
داستان از آنجا شروع میشود که رئیس جمهور <پل الیسن> پس از قرار گرفتن در این مقام، تصمیم میگیرد تا به کمکِ دوست و سیاستمدار قدیمی خویش، یعنی < استنتن راجرز> را
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Rolyn
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mwanamali  Mari
We are all victims Anselmo,
Our destinies are decided
by a cosmic roll of the dice
by the winds of the stars
the vagrant breezes
of fortune that blow from
the windmills of the gods.


As I turned away from my boyfriend's supple arms, I took a book I had read over a million times, with its dog-eared pages and put it aside. And picked another book I decided to reread, Windmills of the Gods, which I had last read in 2010. Having taken 7 years to revisit the book, I thought it would be nice to traverse the
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Salymar
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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?
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Tanvirul Islam
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
আজকাল নসটালজিয়া নিয়েও কেমন অপরাধবোধে ভুগি। কারণ খুব বেশি নসটালজিয়ায় ভোগার অরথ হলো আমার বরতমান খেই হারিয়েছে। যেন অতীতের মাঝে আশরয় খুঁজছি তাই। এসব সাত-পাঁচ ভাবতে ভাবতেই তুলে নিলাম সিডনি শেলডনের এই বইটা। সথান সিঙগাপুরের জুরং-ইসট পাবলিক লাইবরেরী। বইটা অবশয ছিলো পরবেশ পথের সামনে রাখা একটা ফরী তাকে। যার যেমন ইচছা বই এখানে রেখে যায়। আবার ইচছে মত নিয়ে যাওয়াও যায়। লাইবরেরীর ভিতর মুকত লাইবরেরী আরকি। ঘনটাখানেক আগে যখন আসি তখনও ছিলো না। এর মাঝেই কেউ দান করেছে।

বই খুলেই আমার পরথম কাজ ঘরাণ নেওয়া... এই সিডনি শে
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JG
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
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Kristin
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never liked Sidney Sheldon before. But after reading his novels consecutively, i learned to appreciate his works at full blast. He's an easy to understand writer. No highfalutin words, no overdescriptions, just fitted for an average reader. i also liked how he made WOMEN heroes of his novels and how he leaves his readers at awe and question: WHAT HAPPENED AFTER? that we wish there's a part 2 of that novel.

Likewise, i loved how he connected his stories. very relevant, very current, somethi
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Anika Zaman
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Sidney Sheldon book I ever read and I simply loved it.
I found the characters very dimensional and they grew through out the story.
I enjoyed every minute that I was reading and was in a moment of awe after finishing it.
It is definitely one of my most favorite books of all time!
Mayush
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one hell of a book. Like damn you. I started this book 3 years back and stopped in 4th page. After all these I came back on it and surprise surprise. What twist, marvellous plot. My eyebrows are still raised. Did I just read it? Even with the 4 star rating I gave. This book is just delicious.
Luidz
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) 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 twenty-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 no
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