Monday, April 2, 2012

Book It – Kane & Abel

This week’s featured book:

Kane & Abel
Author: Jeffrey Archer


On April 15, 1906, two baby boys entered the world. One was born to a life of prosperity and ease, the other to a world of hardship and struggle. On different sides of the globe, they grew up -- one shaped by a luxurious upbringing, fine schools, and a history he read; the other well tempered by war, slavery, and the history he was part of.

William Lowell Kane, scion of a Boston banking family, and Abel Rosnovski, penniless Polish immigrant -- one is gold, the other steel. Rosnovski is Kane's ultimate adversary, while Kane embodies everything that Rosnovski stands against. In their relentless battle, both men know that there can be only one victor -- and one vanquished.

Across three generations and around a rapidly changing world, their war rages unchecked, for the love of a dream, the loss of an empire, and the lure of a fortune.

My Comments:

Following the lives of two men from the day they were born, ‘Kane & Abel’ is an epic tale of struggle, pride, revenge – and ruthless ambition. You’ll be captivated by the feud between these two powerful figures, unable to determine whose side you’re on...if any. It’s a very entertaining read that will have you thinking about the choices we make, the folly of materialism, single-minded obsession and how difficult it can be to forgive. In my opinion, this is one of Jeffrey Archer’s best novels.


  1. Finally one that I've read! It has been a few years but i quite enjoyed this one!