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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; First Thus edition (22 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099510197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099510192
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Katie Price is Jordan, one of the UK's top celebrities. She is an ex-glamour model, TV presenter, author, entrepreneur and mother. She currently lives in Surrey with her sons and her daughter.



Photography copyright: Katie Price/Andy Neal

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"An incredibly addictive read" (heat)

"Twists...conspire to keep you reading until the final page" (London Lite)

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A new glitzy novel from Britain's best-loved celebrity

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jack11111 on 17 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback
If you find the works of Ezra Pound too prosaic and the collected poems of T.S. Eliot rather fluffy around the edges, and of course one has already read Ulysses and Absalom Absalom!, then here is a stunning modernist drama which may, if I can be so blunt, captures our modern zeitgeist in its most purest essence. With subtle twists and dark turns that leaves the reader ruminating on their very existence, I find it hard to believe that this book did not win the Man Booker Prize!

With straight forward, strict syntax (that is reminiscent of Hemingway) and portmanteau, such as "no-strings-attached sex" which brings Joyce to mind, this is truly a force to be reckoned with in our modern age, and will surely add its author's name to the hall of literary greats. For each page is bursting with rich observation on the complex lot of humanity: "'Babe!' he called out as soon as he saw her. Sapphire gave him her WTF look." And awe consuming description that reminds us that empirical philosophy is still alive and well: "Jay got up. At six foot two he was a fit guy in all senses of the word. He was a personal trainer, had biceps that Sapphire adored caressing, abs of steal, the cutest bum and long muscular legs. Look wise he resembled Wentworth Miller from Prison Break." Characters that make Faulkner's look like mere cardboard cutouts and a story line that can only be described in one word: gripping. This truly is a wondrous piece of fine art.

I find no flaw in this devastatingly good novel and I urge all of humanity to rush out and buy this masterpiece and sink with me into the cesspit of our rotting and moribund culture. In the dilapidated houses of our broken economy you will find this book, in the cluttered bedrooms of our disaffected youth this book will loom its hideous face of brilliance, and, once you breathlessly put it down after the final page, in your soul is where it will linger for all time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lora on 30 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
This wasnt my favourite in the series of 'Katie Price' novels but it is still good and like the others in the series I would reccommend it as fun, light, beach-reading.

I thought the main characters were likeable, and the story has that 'page-turning' effect. Some characters from the previous books, Cal and Simone, appear in this book. I was half-expecting Angel to feature at some point too but she doesnt; which was perhaps a good thing because even though Angel is my favourite character in these books I think it may have been overkill to include her in every single book.
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By Lauren R on 11 Jan. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is one hello of a book! Filled with plenty of twists and turns it makes for a brilliant read. The story lines are great and it is written in a way which makes you really feel the same emotions as the characters. I have previously read some other fiction books written by Katie Price (the angel trilogy and the comeback girl - all worth a read!) so that encouraged me to buy this one. I bought this book for my Amazon kindle and the only thing that has prevented me from giving it 5 stars is that there is a few typos in the book; some of the dialect is missing speech marks, there are a few pieces of dialect that have speech marks in the wrong place and a few of the words are either misspelled or they are missing a space bar in between the words. I don't know if the situation will be the same for the paper version but if you can get pass these problems, I would defiantly recommend it. Such a brilliant read!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chrisii on 18 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I just finished reading the book and thoroughly enjoyed it but thought there was something that let the book down. The story is fab; I just couldn't put it down, and for me that is something as I am really not a big reader. However, I have no idea who proof read this book, it was appalling. I just finished school and could have done a better job, many speech marks have been left out, which is fair enough but also at one point Cal Bailey was called 'a one-man woman'!! Also someone was asked the question 'How you?' which took a couple of minutes to work out it was meant to be 'have you?' and also there are missing words...important words to a sentence. 'She fab doesn't she?' Loosely translated as 'She looks fab, doesn't she?'
Basically, the story is great but I didn't expect to see such awful mistakes in a book by 'The number 1 best selling author'!!
Definitely worth a read though and follows suit with Angel, Angel uncovered and Crystal...looking forward to buying Paradise now.
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By M. Wilson on 11 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
Having now read most of Katie Price's books, the plot seems to follow a similar theme, the main character is with some one then they break up and a load of challenges are put in their way and eventually they get back together after facing some kind of dramatic situation near the end of the book. The main female character is nearly always a victim, and even in this one, Sapphire the self-assured business woman is victimised again and again, time for something new!!!!. This one is good because the main character is a some-what normal person and not a celebrity as most of her characters are, although she has celebrity connexions, she struggles with her small business and it some-what relatable. It's still a good read, although a little predictable.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. C. Jones on 30 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
One word describes this book, that word is 'Shallow'. A book written for shallow, thoughtless, uninspired people by a shallow, thoughtless untalented person.
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