ã Kane and Abel Ý Download by Ã Jeffrey Archer With such a clear allusion to the dysfunctional brothers in Genesis, we were intrigued Would the Able character in Jeffrey Archer s novel suffer a cruel fate at the hands of his brother Does the title even refer to a pair of brothers Does the title even refer to people Is Jeffery Archer even a real person These questions plagued us for several months, until finally, we decided to pursue the sensible option and just read the book.
William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski are not brothers In fact they aren t even related Kane was the son of a rich banker while Able was born penniless and parentless and with only one nipple Kane was offered every advantage in life while Able was thrown into a Russian labor camp at a young age Still, it doesn t take long before the similarities start to bubble to the surface Driven to build their financial emp 5.
Born On The Same Day Near The Turn Of The Century On Opposite Sides Of The World, Both Men Are Brought Together By Fate And The Quest Of A Dream These Two Men Ambitious, Powerful, Ruthless Are Locked In A Relentless Struggle To Build An Empire, Fuelled By Their All Consuming Hatred OverYears And Three Generations, Through War, Marriage, Fortune, And Disaster, Kane and Abel Battle For The Success And Triumph That Only One Man Can Have I read this book because my book club had picked it Can that sound anyinsulting I think I d read it before, when I was a lot younger I know that it is on my mother s bookshelf, she was very excited when she heard that the book club had chosen it Anyhoo, it is bad And not in a way that it is so bad it is good , it is just bad in a way that pulling nostril hairs with a pair of pliers is no fun at all.
You get the feeling that Mr Archer came up with the title during an evening s drinking, came up with the plot after a coupledrinks, dictated the story when the bottle was finished What makes it worse is that you get the feeling that his editor was there at the same drinking session, thus failing to correct the countless mistakes.
Forge It was clear from the start that this wasn t great literature by any means but for the first part of around 200 pages I found it gripping One of those sagas where you enjoy a panorama of history and watching two powerful characters clashing The story follows two men born on the same day in 1906 William Kane Lowell, a Boston Brahmin and Abel Rosnovski, the illegitimate son of a Polish baron We follow their parallel but contrasting from boyhood Both prove themselves at first both extraordinary and sympathetic We watch self contained William shrewdly build on his fortune, making his own money buying and selling matchbox cars to his classmates, building a stockmarket portfolio while still a schoolboy, and struggling against his feckless stepfather Meanwhile Abel comes into his inheritance, learning he s his f Kane and Abel Kane and Abel, 1 , Jeffrey ArcherKane 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 birth 18 April 1906 in the book, and 1902 in the miniseries based on it and a zeal to succeed in life William Lowell Kane is a wealthy and powerful Boston Brahmin while Abel Rosnovski originally named Wladek Koskiewicz is a Pole who was born in a situation of great poverty and eventually migrated to the United States 1995 137 One of the best books I ve ever read Two men from different backgrounds meet and impact on each others lives One extremely rich and one a poor refugee from the world war travels to America to make a name for himself Well written with interesting charaters and story Well worth a read.
C u chuy n c a hai cu c i, hai s ph n, sinh ra trong c ng m t ng y hai t n c kh c bi t, t ng ch ng nh xa x i nh ng s m nh mang h l i g n k t v i nhau, ch m tr n nhau, i u v i nhau, v n cu i c ng l gi p nhau m c d c hai b n u kh ng hay bi t g C ch ph n b m ch truy n r t hay, c u chuy n b t u t gi y ph t u ti n h c sinh ra, n khi b t u l n, r i n th i thanh ni n trai tr , khi l hai ng i n ng th nh t v cu i c ng khi v gi Hai cu c i y c k xen k v i nhau, m t k ngh o kh l n l n t Ba Lan, tho t kh i lao t Nga n Th Nh K v cu i c ng v t ng n M l m l i cu c i v m t ng i sinh ra trong nhung l a gi u c , nh ng nh ng bi n c cu c i c li n ti p p n v i anh t l c c n r t tr Hai con ng i y b s m nh an b i l s th gh t nhau t l c c n r t tr , lu n t m c ch h m h i nhau c ng t n kh ng c n ng s ng nh ng n o ai bi t, m t trong hai th t s l thi This was a book my mother recommended to me She read it several years ago and remembered how good it was And oh how good it was This is a great story that is told over about 60 years from Europe to America Archer tells 2 parallel stories One about Abel Rosnovki and one about William Kane The story is so well told and so interesting that I felt torn between the two main characters and their stories You feel pulled away from one story line when Archer takes you to the next I enjoyed Archer s historical weave throughout each chapter Especially the history of Poland and the part it played in both World Wars Fascinating Each character is developed from birth by the author and he does an outstanding job of taking you thru their childhood, teenage school years and then adulthood So, as a reader, you really get a feel for what they are made of and why they made the dec
and what better example to illustrate it than this book itself It shows you that happiness is in small things of life such as your family, friends and all that.
Just a GREAT BOOK.