A book review – Kane and Abel

Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1)Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kane and Abel is a tale of two men William Kane and Abel Rosnovski (born as Wladek Koskiewicz). The story revolves around these two men from their birth to death.

What the two men have in common apart from the fact that they are born on the same day is ambition, courage and their hatred for each other!

Kane born to a millionaire banker in Boston has a comparatively easy childhood and like his father is Harvard educated and goes to work in the bank founded by his family and later becomes the chairman of one of the largest banks in the world.

Abel on the other hand is an illegitimate son of a Baron and raised by a trapper in Poland. During the World War 1, Abel is captured by the Russians but manages to escape and finally sails to America where he starts from the scratch later to become the owner of one of the largest hotel groups in the world.

Both the men encounter each other on various occasions but what grows with their stature is their hatred for each other!

The author has done a commendable job writing accounts of each character’s life. He has also put the historical events such as the World Wars and the Great Depression very much a part of the story. These events play a pivotal role in the protagonists lives.

Read it to find out more about Kane and Abel.

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