Master of the Game

Master of the Game One of Sidney Sheldon s most popular and bestselling titles repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world She is an en

  • Title: Master of the Game
  • Author: Sidney Sheldon
  • ISBN: 9780006472612
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Sidney Sheldon s most popular and bestselling titles, repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams Her mother was the daughter ofOne of Sidney Sheldon s most popular and bestselling titles, repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams Her mother was the daughter of a crooked Afrikaaner merchant Her conception was itself an act of hate filled vengeance At the extravagent celebrations of her ninetieth birthday, there are toasts from a Supreme Court Judge and a telegram from the White House And for Kate there are ghosts, ghosts of absent friends and of enemies Ghosts from a life of blackmail and murder Ghosts from an empire spawned by naked ambition Sidney Sheldon is one of the most popular storytellers in the world This is one of his best loved novels, a compulsively readable thriller, packed with suspense, intrigue and passion It will recruit a new generation of fans to his writing.

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    • Sidney Sheldon

      Sidney Sheldon 1917 2007 was an American writer who won awards in three careers a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best selling novelist.His TV works spanned a twenty year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie 1965 70 , Hart to Hart 1979 84 , and The Patty Duke Show 1963 66 , but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best selling novels such as Master of the Game 1982 , The Other Side of Midnight 1973 and Rage of Angels 1980 that he became most famous.

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    • I know what you re thinking How can you possibly rate this soap opera of a novel as highly as The Bell Jar You have lost all credibility now that you ve included pseudo romance novels on your list All I can say is, this book is the literary equivalent of crack Sidney Sheldon is a surprisingly talented writer, and the plot twists are many and dramatic You might throw your copy against a wall in frustration over a character s actions You will definitely lose sleep when you obsessively stay up all [...]


    • WHAT THE HELL DID I READ WILL SOMEONE TELL ME I am speechless,this book is absoultely BRILLIANT Too good for words I have never in my life read such kind of book I don t have any idea how in living hell am I gonna review this book because I don t think I am capable enough or good enough with words to describe what I went through while reading it or what I am feeling after completing it This book is truely entertaining and it s a kind of book which you get to read once in 10 years It s a saga of [...]


    • Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you re in competition with experts If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game This is the first Sheldon s book I read and I want to applaud Not only it s unputdownable but also unpredictable book What can I say The writing style is superb Every chapter does not end with the cliff hanger, but it end with the twist The story is very well planed Master of the Game told the story of the Mcgregor, the Diamond trading family Fr [...]


    • By reading this novel, I understood what is a page turner This soap opera style story is not my thing, but I managed to finish the novel pretty quick.I read this novel in my younger days and I don t dare to read this book nowadays It is one of the I would like this book better at my younger age book with the standard television drama show plots This book was a good novel and I could still remember the main plot I was charmed by the storytelling for a reader with no reading preference yet.


    • Erm This was my first Sheldon novel when I was still in the idea that he was a she I m still perplexed as to whether put this as a book which I love to hate or hate to love.I was wildly cheering for Jamie all though his doomed to fail crazy plan to steal the Van der Merve diamonds with Banda.And then he did a total 180 degree on Margaret and became an misdirectedly cruel and vengeful sadist.It was similar with Kate I liked her when she risked everything for her friendship with Banda But all alon [...]


    • I first read this book when I was 12 years old I had nothing to read one Friday night, so borrowed this from my Mum s bookshelf, without asking her I started reading and from the prologue onwards I was completely hooked I huddled under my duvet, with a torch, unable to put it down and had finished it by Sunday I was completely mesmorised by the sheer scope of the material the locations, the exciting adventures of Jamie and Banda and their tentative yet heartfelt friendship I felt sorry for Marga [...]


    • Kate Blackwell s empire was spawned by pure ambition and greed, and she oscillates in my mind as proud, self obsessed woman all in shades of grey Sidney Shelton s heroines have always been ruthless, powerful, ambitious and brainy Kate s nothing short of this combination This deadly woman goes around shuffling the cards of her own family members to fuel her naked ambition Story of passion, manipulation, hardships and betrayal There are logic holes and no apparent reason why the characters of the [...]


    • Sheldon s story of big business, lust, greed, and revenge spans four generations, starting with Jamie McGregor, who leaves Scotland in 1850 to strike it rich in the diamond fields of South Africa He overcomes many hardships, becomes a millionaire, and starts the Kruger Brent company His daughter, Kate, pushes the company until it becomes a world wide conglomerate, and moves her headquarters to America To her chagrin, her son Tony wants to be a painter, not a businessman His twin daughters, Alexa [...]



    • Is it a great book Not really Is it worth reading Definitely Aren t only great books worth reading You say, I m just 17 All I know is that I enjoyed it thoroughly.This was my first Sidney Sheldon and this won t be my last.The story is of greed, lust, ambition, manipulation, revenge and big business that threads its way through 4 generations of a family It starts with Jamie McGregor, who is lured to South Africa by the diamond rush and receives betrayal for his unmitigated hardwork The lust for r [...]


    • Sidney Sheldon is my very first grown up author whose books I once devoured.It s been such a long time since I last read his books, but I vaguely remember his books always have a surprising twist in the end, so I went into this book allegedly one of his most popular books with high expectations On the whole, I enjoyed reading this book This is, as the title suggests, a grand tale of a game called life spanning over four generations played mostly by the protagonist, Kate Blackwell, a dominant mat [...]


    • It should have been 4 stars but as Kate said, I am a woman I have a right to change my mind And please forgive me if you found my choice of words offensive I am quite nice in person Really.When Van der Merwe asked Jamie to sign a contract written in foreign language, I was suspicious You can be duped even if a contract was in a language that you understand And Jamie signing a contract with a stranger in a language that he doesn t understand was downright lunacy.Van der Merwe is a low life, scumb [...]


    • its my third book from sidney sheldon i started it last night and even though today is a work day, i ve already read than 200 pages im losing my sleep for just one page and god knows i m gonna read all of his books now definately a good one but it drove me nuts at some points but till now, its like so good ok change of review after reading the book its my third book from sidney sheldon and i finihed it in like 2 days loved it in the beginning but then after the 3rd generation, i had a feeling [...]


    • A close friend s stepfather insisted me to read this novel Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon telling me that it was one of his all time favorite novels He even felt obliged to lend me his copy Well, what could I say I looked at the paperback book and it s nearly 500 pages long I finished the book anyway It is about four generations of McGregor family So, it s like an epic story My only favorite part was the captivating story about Jamie McGregor s adventures and how he tried hard to gain wea [...]



    • Mixed feelings Audiobook narrator needs improvement.The book is broken into four parts the lives of different generations in the family.I loved the first part Jamie s story He goes to South Africa to find diamonds.The second part was ok about Jamie s daughter Kate.The third part was depressing Tony s story Kate does evil things and permanently harms her son Tony.The fourth part was about Eve and Alexandria identical twins That was the most troubling I was depressed reading this part Eve is an ev [...]


    • Well a confession must be made, I find it embarrassing when some people frequently tell me nowadays that I have done well to review many African books and writersyou are one of the few readers who obviously read virtually only African books Alas, this is patently untrue It would shock such people to learn that over the years, most actually like over 80 percent of my reading, has involved Eurocentric writers and their work Why I might focus on reviewing African works is simple I reckon that the w [...]


    • I just finished reading the most depressing, pointless, IRRITATING book in existence Everyone asks what your favorite book is, but now if anyone ever asks what my least favorite is, I have an answer Until today, I would have said I love all books DO NoT read Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon Just don t There is not a likeable character in the book Okay, there s one, but he s a VERY minor character Banda is a black man living in South Africa in the early part of the century, fighting for civil [...]


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    • This book was gifted to me by a friend and so I read my first Sidney Sheldon I had expected much from such a well known author but as with many famous books, I found this hyped than it deserves Though the story spans a 100 years and intrigues the reader in the beginning, the simple writing style soon ruins it I do not mind if the narration is straight forward, but in this book the narration was so simple it could have been a 6th grade text book had it not been for the adult content Full stops d [...]


    • i got this book and mutant message down under back when i was 15 or so from a friend i traded her the stand and another book for these two.i remembered mmdu and thought of it as a book that opened up my ideas of life and fell back on the idea of that book as a building block for my future whatever the hell that means.but, i couldnt recall this book and i thought that this book changed me in a similar way fast forward about 13 years and i find that lady again via the internet, my main goal is to [...]


    • Kate Blackwell is one of the wealthiest and most capable ladies on the planet She is a puzzle, a lady encompassed by a thousand unanswered inquiries Her dad was a jewel miner who struck it rich beyond anything he could ever imagine Her mom was the girl of a slanted Afrikaaner shipper Her origination was itself a demonstration of abhor filled retribution At the extravagent festivities of her ninetieth birthday celebration, there are toasts from a Supreme Court Judge and a wire from the White Hous [...]


    • Actually I got this book from my Aunt, she loves reading Sidney Sheldon novels and the book itself is old, hmm I love those old books So, I decided to give it a try It s been a week that I haven t continue this Whole week for exams and tons to study The story here is per generation Starting with Jamie McGregor, then her daughter Kate Blackwell,then her son Tony, and lastly Kate s two granddaughters Eve and Alexandrae Main Characters, Kate Blackwell is manipulative She wants what is best for her [...]


    • PURE ENTERTAINMENTThis is a saga of a millionaire family spanning five generations during the XX century from the beginning of times in South Africa where a recent arrived Scottish penny less cunning and ambitious immigrant, Jamie Blackwell pushed his luck to make the beginning of a huge fortune in the diamond business, all the way to the end of the century where his daughter Kate almost ninety years old get desperate to find her successor to run the family now multi million dollar conglomerate [...]


    • About ten pages into this book I was reminded of a time when the book publishing world was full of these kinds of sprawling, multi generational sagas that were just begging to be made into television mini series events I had read some of those books, but I d never read any by Sidney Sheldon This book was compulsively readable, especially the first half, with its descriptions of diamond fever in South Africa, and its larger than life characters By the second half, I was usually a step ahead, and [...]


    • Picked up this book at a used bookstore somewhere hadn t read Sidney Sheldon in a while.The storyline of this book was amazing twists and turns, action and deceit, through five generations of one family You know how in every freaking writing class out there, the teacher harps on you not to tell things, but show them This book is a lot of telling It almost has to be, because the author s trying to fit so damn much in one book I would have preferred to see this book as five separate novels, one fo [...]


    • I had a hard time writing a review for this PURELY AWESOME book.I found exactly in this novel the things not to mention the quality I m looking for SERIOUSLY.This is truly one of Sheldon s most sensational masterpiece A Sheldon Magic Once again Sheldon you created an unputdownable book that would make us the reader s heart beat faster with the turn of each pageDHLSUIGSDKGJS PERFEECT



    • I don t know what s wrong with me but I just feel like rating all the books I read when I was in 8th grade or so This was my first real novel actually I d read only kid stuff from libraries before this books that we got from the school library Funny story of how I read this book I was bored and there was nothing on the TV that could keep me interested so I just started going through my cousin s books and stuff I came across this and opened a random chapter and started reading it The chapter I op [...]


    • I first read this book 24 years ago in the summer after 7th grade I was burned out from required reading and couldn t settle on anything new to read My mom suggested this title, and I devoured it it reminded me that reading can be fun, and I loved that my mother trusted me to handle the ahem adult material.Fast forward to three days ago I had purchased a copy of the book at a used book sale a few weeks back for old times sake and because it was only 50 cents , and I grabbed it off the shelf for [...]


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