Cain and abel book review

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cain and abel book review

Jeffrey Archer rewrites Kane and Abel 'for a new generation' | Books | The Guardian

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant — two men both born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build an empire. An unputdownable tale, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men kinked by an all consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save… and finally destroy… each other. Not only does this book have many pages but there is so much storyline crammed onto every page that you feel you are reading several books, not just one. At no point does the storyline let up; it never drags or loses the pace for a moment. I would say a lot of the story is descriptive rather than dialogue, but this suits the style of the book as you are taken through various decades and different parts of the world.
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Book Review-Kane and Abel(Jeffrey Archer)

Kane and Abel

Taken from the book of Genesis, it tells the story of brothers Cain, a farmer and Abel, a shepherd, who make offerings to the Lord. Thus, a story of love and loss, of jealousy and of death. Consequently, more than years after the Biblical tale was written, Jeffrey Archer takes it upon himself to re-write the ultimate story of sibling rivalry; one which certainly mirrors the that of the Biblical brothers. It tells the tale of two men sharing nothing in common other than their birthday and thirst for success. William Kane is born to a successful Bostonian banker; Abel, born in a forest, is raised by a poverty-stricken trapper family. And so the tale follows Kane and Abel over the next sixty years, as the two men encounter both wars and the Wall Street Crash, bankruptcy and death.

What is Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer About?

Kane and Abel. That happened to me in an interview with Andrew Warner, the founder of Mixergy. One of the five books that Andrew would like to have with him on a desert island is Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. The one that feels like an old friend; the one you grew up with; the one that gets you through hard times; even the one that changed your life? This was the reason why, 30 years after its publication, I set about the task of re-writing it.


  1. Crysudroyhou says:

    Kane and Abel book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite side.

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