Master of the Game :: Book Review

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copy of novel i have.

i have been planning to write about this novel from many days but couldn’t find enough time; Though i post many other things during that but whenever i tried to focus this book, what happen next? i open it from some random place and start reading again; The most interestingly it took me nearly two years to finish it first time; I read it in many sittings, with very slow pace; But once its done, revised many times. One of two novels i really liked. One is The Alchemist and other is Master of the Game.

Master of the Game is a novel by Sidney Sheldon, first published in 1982; Spanning six generations in the lives of the fictional MacGregor/Blackwell family;  It starts from Kate Blackwell’s ninetieth birthday celebrations in 1982 and then we move in past, back to a century;

The best thing i found in this novel, and infact all other work of sidny, is that the story move at a constant and fast pace. No long complicated dialogs, after every few pages you find a turn that put you more inside the novel;  Same in Master Of the Game, Sidny covers lives of six generations in such a way that at every step the curiosity to get to know the next turn increases. I’m sorry i can’t give references from story because its all worth to read; Don’t want to lessen the charm of the story.

the date when i had this novel; next two images shows start and end of the novel; in between we pass 6 generations; click to enlarge.

In first term, the end wasn’t as per my expectations; Infact in reality i was lil disappointed. I was expecting some big turn from sidney’s unique style of story weaving .i.e. making unpredicted things to happen in jaw dropping fashion.  But after 2 3 revisions it start looking exactly same as it should be; What it was i’m not going to tell, you must read it till end and i’m sure if you start once you will not give it too much time to end.

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2 thoughts on “Master of the Game :: Book Review

    Sheraz said:
    December 20, 2010 at 09:21

    i ll surely read it

      Ans responded:
      December 20, 2010 at 20:30

      definitely; you must need to have its copy; for this go to Readings (12-K, Main Boulevard, Gulberg II) near telenor office;

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