A declared roman à chef with a principal character named Jonas Cord – a thinly disguised Howard Hughes – and his exploits in Hollywood. Included are flaming . With reported worldwide sales of m, Harold Robbins sold more books than ‘ It is not quite proper to have printed The Carpetbaggers between the covers of. A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND DEATH Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful.

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I was too young back then when I first read this book. The term ” carpetbagger ” refers to an outsider relocating to exploit locals. Unfortunately, Robbins brings out the big guns too early the “Nevada Haold fugitive-cowboy-turned-hollywood-movie-star story is too good to be true and then he just keeps recycling the same characters over and over for the next pages.


Feb 15, Tina rated it it was amazing. Inpublisher Grove Press won the Supreme Court case contesting the ban, but even in booksellers all over the country were sued for selling Henry Miller ‘s Tropic of Cancer. In other respects, correspondences between the robbihs characters and real individuals are imprecise.

By today’s standards it is relatively tame and, in fact, most of the sexual scenes occur offstage although there is a lot of innuendo. Which is real life for some so I read them with that understanding.

It was a book about real issues with unreal characters. Join us by harol an account and start getting the best experience from our website! I don’t know if that’s really true but certainly it has been a widely read story for more than 40 years so obviously a lot of people have read it. Confused about the timing of David’s birth? Sep 19, Arra Bawalan rated it liked it.


The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

Publisher Pat Knopf reportedly carpetbqggers 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”. Realistic, sexy, brutally honest – this notorious international bestseller was a publishing phenomenon, became a popular classic, and is now a Great Read. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Good looking women enjoy being naked in this novel. Jan 13, Denise Cornelius rated it liked it Shelves: The story of rina i really enjoyed. One is a Hollywood actress allegedly based on Jean Harlow. You can’t talk about Harold Robbins without fast learning he carppetbaggers probably one of the most loved and most hated authors of all time.

To find out more, visit Kate’s website, www. Not a Member Yet? Cord believed his step mother, Rina married his father for his money. He grew up in Edinburgh and until recently lived in Los Angeles, before moving back to the UK in spring Published May 1st by Forge Books first published It was kind of fun to read one again now that I am such a literary fiction reader.

The Carpetbaggers

I should mention that all the women in this novel are haorld and have amazing breasts. Declan Hughes Declan Hughes was born in Dublin, where he lives with his wife and daughters. To ask other readers questions about The Carpetbaggersplease sign up. End of Watch Stephen King.


And HR cranks up the ludicrously lurid carpetbaygers 11 on the amp: People grind out cigarettes. Diana Cooper received an angel visitation during a time of personal crisis, which changed her life. I thought the book was a great read. He was educated at Princeton and at the New School. Who are these people, why is this still goi If i was to robbkns a one word review it would be ‘Inconsistent’. Insurance investigators are bugging his apartment; thus, he cannot have sexual relations with his visiting ex-wife, and he takes the book to bed with him instead.

The heroine of the second half is a little bit of Marilyn Monroe and a little bit of the plot of Vertigo.

THE CARPETBAGGERS by Harold Robbins | Kirkus Reviews

The main story takes place over a 20 year period between the World Wars. Too much would never be enough–not for Jonas Cord and the rogbins Rina Marlowe.

It is not recommended for bookworms of a very young age. Oh to be 15 again and reading the Carpetbaggers for the first time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fiona Walker, whose novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers, carpetaggers the field as the voice carpetbagegrs young, media-aware women. Mar 27, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing. She has written for publications including The Independent and BBC Music Magazine and as a music journalist has interviewed most of today’s greatest musicians.