I read this sexy book at age 15 while on the trip while all the scenery went by. Also true to life. before i was born. Harold Robbins was a natural storyteller (although he later severely over-estimated his abilities), and his powers of narrative drive reached their peak in this novel. A good book which can get a rating of 4....this story revolves around the Hollywood in the period of early 20th century...the period when the motion pictures were introduced...the characters portray the supreme urge of getting power success love and lust..
I had rarely seen paperback books, as my parents had hardback books in their library as did my grandparents.
I will remember this one. According to at least one source this book is the 4th most read novel of all time. In any case I enjoyed the book, the story line was good, I read it avidly, but I have to admit my motives for reading it were not literary, well I was 1. before i was born.
A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE. They had covers with men and women and some looked rather forbidden to a 10 year old. But he's always talked about how i should read it. Move over, JR Ewing, because Jonas Cord Jr. makes you look like a saint. The strength in The Carpetbaggers is that it's really 3 novels in one: a western, a soap opera and a hard-boiled Hollywood expose. A five-star rating for THE CARPETBAGGERS may raise a few eyebrows, but I'll defend it by saying that for sheer one-two punch storytelling and readability, it beats anything out there today. I know I am supposed to have probably loved this book, but I just couldn't.
Free download or read online The Carpetbaggers pdf (ePUB) book. A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER, SEX AND … Fictionalized life of Howard Hughes as everyone knows by now.
this was many many years ago. I see what he does – he flat-out steals well-known stuff which everyone has heard of and stirs it shamelessly into his story – so after the hero gets involved in the movie business circa 1929 when talkies were just coming in, he’s already described a movie which sounds like High Noon (1952), then problems with a leading lady’s horrible voice like in Singin’ in the Rain (1952). Immensely entertaining pot-boiler involving the exploits of Jonas Cord, a thinly disguised version of Howard Hughes. It was really a scandal in it's day. The heroine of the second half is a little bit of Marilyn Monroe and a little bit of the plot of Vertigo. The Carpetbaggers is, however, the fourth most read book of all time for reasons that transcend theme. 8 Reviews. Characters are one dimensional and driven by primal urges. But Jonas had a wife and they were estranged for many years. Well, this one did not disappoint. 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.
The novel is a roman-a-clef of old Hollywood featuring movie star Rina Marlow, and cowboy turned movie star, Nevada Smith whose lives are intertwined with Jonas Cord's career.
It is pre-world war II thru WWII, telling about the building of airplanes, the movie business.
while the content is raw- it is a story of redemption. It was a book about real issues with unreal characters. Welcome back.
This another book I read in 5 days loved it. This book also has homosexual relations mentioned. From what my dad has told me, this book is based on the life of howard hues. . Many years ago, I was an avid Harold Robbins reader. I had rarely seen paperback books, as my parents had hardback books in their library as did my grandparents. Born as Harold Rubin in New York City, he later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys home. she had been through a lot. So sometimes you pick up a book thinking, "Wow, this is going to be really awesome and trashy!" good read. The strength in The Carpetbaggers is that it's really 3 novels in one: a western, a soap opera and … I bought this book in the old Penn Station in June/July of 1962 while waiting to catch the Broadway Limited to Chicago with my mother and younger sister.
Jonas tried to make Jennie like Rina because he couldnt let her go. Macmillan, 2007 - Fiction - 688 pages.
Immensely entertaining pot-boiler involving the exploits of Jonas Cord, a thinly disguised version of Howard Hughes. The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins. and a lot of things that are mentioned in the book are some things that really happened back in the day.
and in later reading, in the book of Jennie you realize that the two are a like in some ways. She was a strong character. The problem for me with this novel is the Howard Hughes type of character. I think the Carpetbagger was the first Harold Robbins novel I read. Lear, developer of the Lear jet and the 8-track t… “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years.
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