Master of the Game Paperback – 4 Apr 2005
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‘A master storyteller at the top of his game.’ USA Today
‘Compulsively readable.’ New York Times Book Review
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The book is absolutely riveting, with Jamie's adventures putting him in a new danger on every page. Kate, the so-called Master of the Game, spends most of her ninety years buying and manipulating everyone in her path, in her relentless search for a worthy corporate successor. As in all of Sheldon's books, there is action, suspense, romance, and memorable characters that his fans are sure to enjoy.
This is a saga over three generations. We sweep from the diamond mine hell of South Africa to New York. There are twists and turns and hatred and revenge and it is all easily written and hard to put down.
There's money and poverty and power. And that's what the book is really about - powerful women and how far they'll go to protect a legacy. Hooked - yet? Of course some of it is predictable but who cares.
It's all written in a way that now creative writing courses throw out - back story and tell - wonder why Sheldon's so rich, then? It works. Not a word wasted.
This book attracted me to other sagas that are centered on a strong family legacy such as DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE,THE GODFATHER, KANE AND ABEL, TRIPLE AGENT. I am looking forward any time to other new works by Sidney Sheldon.
But my criticism is that this is very much a pot boiler, and a bit contrived and superficial. It also stretches reality on occasions. In addition the characters come across as rather shallow and not very likeable. The idea and the theme are good, but I feel that it goes over the top, and at some length.
In summary, this book, for all its potential, didn't really work for me
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This is a truly terrible book. The first few chapters are quite engaging, promising to deliver a complex and involved story of triumph over adversity. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ThatBloke
I thought the first third of the story was really exciting but it tapered off in the middle. Regained my interest in the final third of the book though, so I can only award it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fozzie