The Carpetbaggers [Harold Robbins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As the bestselling popular novelist of all time, Harold Robbins has. A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND DEATH Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful. Realistic, sexy, brutally honest – this notorious international bestseller was a publishing phenomenon, became a popular classic, and is now a Great Read.

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Jessica Duchen was born in London and grew up with music and writing as twin passions. Refresh and try again. Aug 19, Myeyessee rated it really liked it Shelves: Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal boudoir was no Hollywood fantasy.

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These movie titles bear an unmistakable similarity to two famous movies produced and directed by Hughes: The reason Tolstoy and Doestoevsky are classic literature had a lot to do with their in-depth exploration of many characters’ thoughts and behaviors changing over long periods of time in palpable settings and across many pages of text. I have decided that life is too short to continue reading this book. Memories of Another Day. It was kind of fun to read one again now that I am such a literary fiction reader.

We used to rent a renovated barn-like house on Douglas Lake in Michigan for a summer vacation and there were a ton of paperback books downstairs in the “livingroom.

They live in south-west London. But he’s always talked about how hraold should read it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Publisher Pat Knopf reportedly bought Never Love a Stranger because “it was the first time he had ever read a book where on one page you’d have tears and on the next page you’d have a hard-on”. With Harold’s books, we’d play the guessing game. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Jan 13, Denise Cornelius rated it liked it Shelves: Not a Member Yet? For the film adaptation, see The Carpstbaggers film. But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master. That is what a potboiler was.

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He was a master story weaver. In other novels this would be extremely confusing but somehow here its merely annoying. Keep me logged in on this computer. Please provide an email address. Is the film The Carpetbaggers true to the book? The reader is left with the hint that Jonas Cord, at the time he has lost most of the energy and desire that has allowed him to run roughshod over every other character in the story, is suddenly granted some small measure of redemption.

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So, anyways, back to the story of rina, from the movie perspective, they made her to be a drunk. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I always know a book is a fun read when I find myself making excuses to read it rather than work on my “Hunny-Do” list. Titans of industry, Hollywood movie stars, extremely rich, powerful, famous, intelligent, good-looking, sexually-attractive, people, who, if they had existed in real life, would in fact have seemed larger than life to a more average, mundane person.

There is a brief reference to his producing a movie four years later entitled Devils in the Sky. I should mention that all the women in this novel are good-looking and have amazing breasts. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The acrid smoke burned in her throat.


Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. Realistic, sexy, brutally honest – this notorious international bestseller was a publishing phenomenon, became a popular classic, and is now a Great Read.

I disagree with the reviewers who opined that this novel is sexist trash. From New York to LA they brawled, lusted, and carved out an empire, blazoned in banner headlines and their enemies’ blood–only to learn that money and power, revenge and renown were not enough.

Of course, the movie versions were nothing like the book. For the post-American Civil War opportunists, see Carpetbagger. It is interesting to note that Harold Robbins knew Howard Hughes fairly well but despite so many similarities to Hughes, Robbins claims the model for the Jonas Cord character was actually Bill Lear developer of the Fobbins jet and the 8-track tape player. To view it, click here.

The Rina Marlowe character was based on Jean Harlow, and was a blonde bombshell who later died young, much the same way Jean Harlow did. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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