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Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
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Jun 11, 2011

really liked it

This is a saga of a millionaire family spanning five generations during the XX century from the beginning of times in South Africa where a recent arrived Scottish penny less cunning and ambitious immigrant, Jamie Blackwell pushed his luck to make the beginning of a huge fortune in the diamond business, all the way to the end of the century where his daughter Kate almost ninety years old get desperate to find her successor to run the family now multi million dollar conglomerate. All humans passions and emotions are found in this story, greed, fear, lust, love, jealousy, sex, life and death. Seldon is a great storyteller and the plot progresses at a very fast pace. I can only criticize that his style is to make some events very contrived for the sake of the story and to fit them snugly in the chapters. Also, I see that the author help his characters too much resorting to a last ace under "his" sleeve, to overcome miraculously, extremely difficult situations. On the other hand ingenious twists and turns galore. Overall, the goal is to entertain readers and for that purpose Master of the Game is a great job.
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