on 24 January 2007
You have to get up very early to beat a good romp through the corrupt, sexy, macho world that Jackie Collins consistently manages to create. Her old school style of Chick Lit has stood the testament of time - and this is by far my favourite of all her books. Following on from Hollywood Wives this tells the tale of unlikely best friends Manon Cable (movie superstar), Howard Soliman (studio exec and coke addict) and Jack Python (the hottest talk show host in town, and the sexiest glasses wearer ever), together with Clarissa Browning (Jacks cold and detached actress girlfriend), Jade Johnson (a beautiful and sexy model with a terrible past), Silver Anderson (Jacks sister and soap star diva), Whitney Valentine (Manons ex wife) and Melanie-Shannon (Manons current wife). Confused you might be, but you'll never be bored. Watch out for the scene with Silver and her sexy new lover in the jacuzzi. Blimey.
Another great adventure among the decadents of 80s Hollywood, with a psycho thrown in for good measure. "Guess Who's the Pyromaniac" is the name of the game.
Apart from that there's plenty of sex (though the description comes across as somewhat detached), drugs and rock and roll.
The characters are as much fun as they always are in vintage Collins, and despite its age, the story could just as easily be about the naughties as the eighties.
Style, pizazz and fun - what more could you want from an evening in with a good book?
on 20 July 2011
This was just as good as 'Hollywood Wives' if not a little more exciting as I had gotten a taste for Jackie Collins. ('Hollywood Wives' was my first JC Book). Great story, plenty of scandal and sexual appetite. Couldn't put it down...
Only issue I had was I thought one of the characters would have changed her ways, you will know who when you read it...