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Susan Howatch. The Moneychangers. The Secret Mother. Gone to Soldiers. Marge Piercy. I'll Take Manhattan. Goodnight from London. Jennifer Robson. Jan 13, Denise Cornelius rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels.
The movie Carpetbaggers starring the hot guy from Breakfast at Tiffany's was very lifetime original Jonas Cord sort of a Bruce Patman 1.
He grew up with a ruthless snake of father who barely had time for him. In addition, Jonas meets his dream girl Rina takes her home to meet his father and his father ends up mar I have been doing this thing where I watch old movies and read their corresponding novels. In addition, Jonas meets his dream girl Rina takes her home to meet his father and his father ends up marrying said dream girl. The book revolves around Jonas' wreck of a life, Rina his dream girl who is basically heartless and they both take the world by storm.
Tne worst part of this book is that even though you know a lot of information about these characters the information you know does not come together for any sort of cohesive characterization.
The plot is very dramatic to say the least but dramatic in a dated way where they sort of hint around all the scandal. I prefer to have my scandal completely spelled out fot me. I gave it three star because this book is about pages and I read it in one night so it kept my interest. Mar 05, Dawn Wells rated it it was ok. Rape and incest is always part of his novels.
Which is real life for some so I read them with that understanding. This book also has homosexual relations mentioned. Also true to life. The problem for me with this novel is the Howard Hughes type of character. I did not get drawn in by him or the other 4 or so sort of main characters in the background.
It was a book about real issues with unreal characters. May 23, Matt rated it really liked it. Up until I started high school, I didn't exactly have a love affair with literature, then my stepmother borrowed a copy of this novel for me. It's complete trash, just filthy and easily one of the most enjoyable novels I've ever read!
Aug 19, Myeyessee rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 04, Norma Christensen rated it it was amazing. Many years ago, I was an avid Harold Robbins reader. Of all the novels I read, The Carpetbaggers was probably my favorite.
I have a bunch of his paperbacks in a box in my basement, but when I went to find this one, it was not among them. Of course, I purchased it on Amazon, what else? It does remain one of my favorite all-time books. He was a master story weaver. One paragraph that stood out to me this time was: She heard the birds begin to sing again.
She looked up at the blue sky, and the white sun above her head, and knew that once again she was a living, breathing human being with the full, rich blood of life in her body.
My Dad died two years later. I finally realized that I was alive and should go on living. Part of me was buried during that time.
I was alive and life is for the living. I remarried a year later. Life is good! Jul 08, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: If i was to do a one word review it would be 'Inconsistent'. Inconsistent characters, tone, pacing, graphicness, length.. This is basically a soap-opera drama, something along the lines of 'Dynasty' or 'Dallas'. It follows the interweaving lives of three main people, a cowboy, a woman based at least partially on jane russel and a howard hughes knockoff. Except then just as your expecting it to finish up it adds two more new characters Who are these people, why is this still goi If i was to do a one word review it would be 'Inconsistent'.
Who are these people, why is this still going? Its like it was meant to be two books but the author couldn't quite find enough material for the second so instead you have here a novel and a half.
Between the now 5 main characters are about 18 different personalities.
There's never any attempt made to use the book medium to advantage. In books its easy to see what people are thinking and get inside their heads but that never happens here, your as removed from them as you would be watching it on tv. Other oddities are that the book can be quite graphic when it comes to sex and violence, sometimes.. There are a lot of side characters in this too some of which pay off and others that just disappear from the story suddenly and without a trace.
The various storylines interweave and the plot jumps back and forth in time and from location to location often without any lead in. Everytime you hit a paragraph end you wonder whether the next one will be in the same time or place and usually isn't.
In other novels this would be extremely confusing but somehow here its merely annoying. Oh and heres a reverse spoiler, the howard hughes character does not view spoiler [end up storing his piss in jars hide spoiler ] , i kept waiting for that to happen but no, maybe in the sequel ;. Having said all that, you can't deny its dramatic, if you like your soaps this has a lot of story to munch on and the writing is fine even if the structure is a mess.
Sep 08, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in It was also made into a movie. Robbins hits all the tropes of a big fat trashy page turner. I read tons of books like this when I was in my thirties, raising my sons and dreaming of adventure.
It was kind of fun to read one again now that I am such a literary fiction reader. Jonas Cord, a motherless kid with a Native American cowboy named Nevada Smith as his male nanny, was raised in the Nevada Harold Robbins wrote many bestsellers over his long career and this one was the 4 bestseller in Jonas Cord, a motherless kid with a Native American cowboy named Nevada Smith as his male nanny, was raised in the Nevada desert on his father's ranch.
Mr Cord Sr was a fabulously wealthy, hard bitten tycoon whose tough love left Jonas feeling unloved. When his father keels over from a stroke, Jonas inherits the business at age He does his best to become his father, even trying to marry his father's wife. Within a few weeks he suddenly develops business savvy, though he loses out with the wife. He is already a pilot, a womanizer, a hard drinking fearless dude. The women are all beautiful and sexy, the men ruthless and violent, and everyone has something in the past making them act the way they do.
Very entertaining, especially the Hollywood parts. I suppose most men wanted to be tycoons and most women wanted to be movie stars in ; heck, many still do! How satisfying to read that the rich and famous also have hard times. Reading it today with all its sex and glamor and business high jinks, I saw that business ethics and Hollywood's methods have always been on the shady side, that human nature craves such stories, and that women are only a couple generations beyond the objectification and exploitation that was simply taken for granted in But I never did figure out why the book was called The Carpetbaggers.
Jul 03, Christina rated it it was amazing.
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I thought the book was a great read. My dad has been raving about this book for years that i had to read. But he's always talked about how i should read it. From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard h I thought the book was a great read. From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard hues.
The story of rina i really enjoyed. I have to say this, i watched the movie while i was in the middle of reading rina's story, and i have to say, it may be an ok movie, but it has nothing on the book. I mean, in some of it i can see where they get the ideas, but, they left out a lot, and changed scenes from the book, made different turn outs from the book. So, anyways, back to the story of rina, from the movie perspective, they made her to be a drunk.
She was a strong character. Jonas tried to make Jennie like Rina because he couldnt let her go. But Jonas had a wife and they were estranged for many years.
But with all that Jonas went through, through all the time and people, he started seeing things more clearly at the end of the book. Like i said. From Chicago we continued on the California Zephyr to Oakland. I read this sexy book at age 15 while on the trip while all the scenery went by. And kept it hidden from my mother of course.
Fictionalized life of Howard Hughes as everyone knows by now. Jun 16, T. I can't remember why I picked up this book. It was written in the late 30's and it was great. It was really a scandal in it's day. In todays terms it would be light reading but in the 30's WOW what a shock it would have been. The book is broke into characters and while I was reading it I was sad to leave one section for the next but all the characters were good. This another book I read in 5 days loved it. Mar 15, Reno rated it really liked it Shelves: Jonas Cord goes through a transformation that takes a lifetime to achieve.
I was happy for him at the end, even with all the tragedy that surrounded his plush lifestyle. It took a while for me to read through this, but Harold Robbins different points of view had me hooked and by the middle of the book, I finally caught on to his unique structure to this book. It's long, but overall, I felt satisfied by the end of it. Sep 19, Arra Bawalan rated it liked it. I was too young back then when I first read this book.
It is not recommended for bookworms of a very young age. The promiscuity of the society are expounded in intricate details. It can be an eye-opener of what's behind the high-end class system and what they are capable of doing. I'll give this a satisfactory rating. The Carpetbaggers is a realistic, tough, ruthless, outspoken novel of men and women who always take more than they give.
It is filled with sin and success as the sharply drawn characters search endlessly for love and power, to dominate others even at the expense of self-destruction. Interesting at the time, but now very dated. Feb 27, Zohaib Furqan rated it liked it.
I do not belong to that particular part of the society, so this book was like watching royal families day in and day out. Feb 15, Tina rated it it was amazing. It is definitely a man's read, especially the Old West depictions in the beginning. I liked the touches of true history mixed in with fiction, and the glamour and despair of Hollywood in the 30s and 40s! Brilliant Harold Robbins novel. A another great read from the Robbins catalog. I really enjoyed this book, I recommend this to anyone who likes great books.
But when I fancy something different I always go for a Harold Robbins book. Feb 09, Sarah rated it it was ok. I know I am supposed to have probably loved this book, but I just couldn't. It took me ages to finish because I kept finding something better to do. I did however find Nevada to be a great character, he was pretty much the only reason I kept reading.
Feb 16, Mary rated it liked it. This is an old book - but an enjoyable one. The characters are vivid and convincing. I will remember this one. Readers Also Enjoyed. Adult Fiction. About Harold Robbins. Harold Robbins. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. He was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn. His first book, Never Love a Stranger , caused controversy with its graphic sexuality. 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".
He would become arguably the world's bestselling author, publishing over 20 books which were translated into 32 languages and sold over million copies. Among his best-known books is The Carpetbaggers, loosely based on the life of Howard Hughes,taking the reader from New York to California, from the prosperity of the aeronautical industry to the glamor of Hollywood.
Other books in the series. The Carpetbaggers 2 books. Books by Harold Robbins. Trivia About The Carpetbaggers. Quotes from The Carpetbaggers. For some it's money, for some it's women, for others glory.