Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune

Large Print - 2003
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"In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife." "During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer." "At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers ..."--BOOK JACKET. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press ; Bath, England : Chivers Press, 2003
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780786254620
0786254629
9780754019695
0754019691
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Arche 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 704 p

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gtwidale
Oct 29, 2017

Archer in his element here in the political arena and family saga genre. Keeps the reader entertained by having them care about the main characters. Storytelling is an art and some writers like Archer and Harold Robbins simply have a knack for it.

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hesselugano
Feb 10, 2017

Jeffrey Archer shines like a beacon to all those wannabe novelists out there who have absolute zero talent. There is a market for crud; some people will literally read anything; so every aspiring writer has a chance. The successful author writes about what he or she knows from life, so it's no wonder that Archer's tales are fully of dirty tricks and scams, lies and subterfuge. Jeffrey Archer took up the pen out of financial desperation and against all odds has found a niche market for his dubious talents. If his works can be described as potboilers, the sheer volume of his printed works to date could run a couple of power stations. If only he could have written the sort of novels that attracted Hollywood film producers, the movie rights would have made Archer a billionaire. Few people today recall who Micky Spillane was; in 50 years time Archer will be equally obscure.

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Irica3
Feb 09, 2017

Reasonably paced. The format of switching between vignettes of the key characters every few paragraphs was a little distracting.

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hiddo
Feb 15, 2011

one of the most interesting story I ever read...

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Sundowner
Jan 27, 2010

Archer spins a good yarn and moves it right along. Often, however, I have the feeling of reading an outline rather than the detailed story.

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