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Rich Man Poor Man Rich Man Poor Man is the story of two brothers whose contrasting natures reflect the turmoil of post war America Rudy is the rich man a romantic who would let no one stand between him and success Tom

  • Title: Rich Man, Poor Man
  • Author: Irwin Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780450029554
  • Page: 486
  • Format: None
  • Rich Man, Poor Man By Irwin Shaw, Rich Man, Poor Man is the story of two brothers whose contrasting natures reflect the turmoil of post war America Rudy is the rich man a romantic who would let no one stand between him and success Tom is the poor man the black sheep of the family on the run from his violent past.

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    1. At the time that I read this, way back in high school days, I m sure I would ve given it the full five stars I hadn t thought much about it since Then, a few weeks ago, as I was reminiscing about it with my culturally astute wife, her comment was something like, Oh yea, wasn t that a night time soap Thinking back, I suppose it was They made a mini series out of it that featured a young Nick Nolte as the black sheep brother the edgier one, quick with his fists I recall getting caught up in the ep [...]

    2. This is the fourth, and best, book I ve read by Irwin Shaw, and having completed it, I feel that it will be a good idea for me to read everything else he ever wrote There are many ideas and themes related throughout the course of its 600 or so pages that made me stop and think before continuing reading, and that made me think later on in the day, or the next day.The story follows two brothers and a sister, all very different, and how their lives affect each other throughout the course of a quart [...]

    3. If only all books were this good.The story of three siblings who started life in a dysfunctional family, each with their own personality, striving for a better life.The eldest, Gretchen, who accepted help from a wealthy man and willingly paid his price, ends up becoming an independent woman but only after many years have passed.Rudolph, the golden child not just to his mother but also to other people as he climbs the ladder of success with hardwork and honesty which can t save him from great dis [...]

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    6. Like so many Americans in the 70s, I fell into Shaw s grasp after seeing the mini series version of Rich Man, Poor Man As I understand it, this was the first mini series It was soon followed by Roots, Winds of War, about a dozen Sidney Sheldon stories, and .After seeing the mini series I read the book and found fell in love with it This is the story of two brothers, one is a good student, a natural leader, and destined for the good life The other is a trouble maker and a gifted fighter.Hyperbole [...]

    7. Here s another book that turned up on my newsfeed and I was reminded of how much I enjoyed this novel when I read it decades ago Even if the writing didn t blow me away, I couldn t help being swept up by the story and the characters It s just plain great storytelling.

    8. So sad I didn t read it when it was a huge success back in the 90 s because now, even when I really enjoyed, it seemed to me a little old fashioned It s catchy and you get involved in it, but the style and the story itself seems so 90 s The typical american story of success, with the dark side of poverty and failure, portrayed in the poor man This last one, Thomas, ended up being, in my opinion, the most wonderful character Not only because of his final sacrifice, but because he seemed to me a [...]

    9. I read the book in Russian, and span through its 500 pages in a couple of days it is such an easy, vivid read, and the characters really drew me in I kept on expecting drama, though, of conclusion I guess, the genius of the book is in the characters, who, with their strengths and weaknesses are just people They are not archetypes but simple people, traumatized by the childhood in different degrees and coping with it through their lives as they can and see possible I liked Rudy the best he real [...]

    10. This is another one I pulled off my dad s bookshelf when I was maybe 17 or 18 I remember there were some racey sex scenes At my ahem tender age I was than a little shocked either of my parents would have anything like that on their bookshelves, and surprised they didn t mind my reading it too Other than the sex, I remember very little about this book, except they made a TV mini series about it in which several important parts were left out like the sex seens and characters were combined and it [...]

    11. After being captivated by the mini series in the 1970 s, I bought the book a few years later Needless to say, I wasn t disappointed The book is the story about two brothers who took different paths in life A very good book Five Stars.

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    13. Rudolph and Thomas Jordache are raised in the same house, by the same parents, and yet they take very different life paths Rudolph is disciplined and a hard worker who is determined to get ahead in life by following the rules and paving his own way Thomas is the wild younger son who uses his fists to get aheador behind Their sister Gretchen is beautiful, but haunted in her own way.They are three characters who are very different, and yet they are family A family who doesn t even seem to love eac [...]

    14. In my edition, this is only the first volume of Poor Man, Rich Man It was interesting so far, but I am rather unsure about the novel and I will try not to judge it definitively My main challenge so far is to identify the main book message or premise I will wait for the second volume to tell for sure if the premise exists or not So far, it seems that the first volume may be considered a descriptive novel for Americas in the late 40s To conclude, in terms of novel s premise, I must rate it with a [...]

    15. The story is engrossingly written, as the narration is refracted through the thoughts of the main characters the Jordache family , though written in third person.The first figures of the rich and the poor men are Boylan and Axel Jordache which both influence the three children in their ways the first through his money and power, and the other through the impure, bad blood they share and the environment he was able to provide for them during their growing The second figures are the two brothers t [...]

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    17. I read this one and its sequel back in high school back in the 80 s and I m surprised how much I remember from the book It was probably the raciest book I d read at the time, perhaps the shock that my mom had books like this taken from the family book shelf helped the rest of the novel stay fresh in my mindrhaps it was all Shaw s talent which preserved passages so well I really should re read it and see how it strikes me now I can t say objectively if it s me today giving it 5 stars from memory [...]

    18. WOW This book sat on my mom s book shelf for years and I always thought I should read it I am so glad I did It reminded me what real story telling is Shaw weaves the lives of so many people in an out of the lives of the three main characters and you simply cannot predict where you are going next He is truly a storyteller who takes you through history on the heels of the three Jordache children and teaches you about family and how children can eventually overcome the wounds of their childhood and [...]

    19. The book is true, hard and cruel It has no happy ending, but it s okay, because as hard to believe, human s life doesn t end happily American dream that came true, French dream that came true Poor are often unhappy and miserable, but wealth can t buy happiness as well Money change people, either in a good or a bad way How is it, to be a part of a difficult family Characters change during the book, and a reader changes with them It s true saga, worth of reading.

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