Just like his characters, his life was a rollercoaster ride of pride, drama, and intensity, and Jann tells his story--and theirs--with vividness and love. In any case, reading a Harold Robbins' book was something I wanted to do once and reviewing the descriptions of his books, this one sounded most like a novel I'd like. He ends up working as the main racketeer with many mob bosses working under him. Knopf, whose list featured many Pulitzer Prize-winners and highly-regarded 'literary' authors - Knopf took on the book at the recommendation of his son, who was impressed by its combination of raw sexuality and humanity. You approach her, beg her to come home. He finds a love and family he never knew. I felt sorry for Frankie many times, and other times, I thought it got what he deserved.
She made no sound, just looked up into my face. From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind. Now she must learn how to navigate the world. Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge. I like to believe that it is open to all mankind regardless of the manner in which they worship our Lord, as long as they do believe in Him and live according to His lights. I listened to this story on a very long road trip across the east coast and it kept my attention.
And his old friend from High School is now the one after him. You see a lot of us are prone to forget Jesus Christ was a Jew. I am not a fan of the gritty details. Otherwise, you are in for some dialogue that will have you chuckling in your recliner. From that confused and belittling start, Frank works his way up, choosing the wrong side of the law to make a name for himself. But she's not the girl you remember.
Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. So many people passed through his life but until he found Ruth again, he just kept wandering. He kept you awake and turning pages. Novum utroque atomorum te eos. At least walk in their shoes before you do.
I was continually surprised in what direction the author was taking us the reader. Wow, what a debut book!!! But, obsessed with fame and fortune, Robbins was a deeply complex and often controversial man, and even his closest friends and lovers could only guess at the past of the man behind the perma-tanned mask and gigantic mirrored sunglasses. She'd stoically resigned herself to a career and singledom. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. Francis Kane, el cautivante protagonista. There were many characters that went in and out of his life, no one really lasts, there needed to be some that stayed to help him be himself. And I would not attend confession and be absolved of my sins.
It starts off with Frank's life as young boy and it was interesting for a while but then the story started to drag on. Nam no nonumes volumus quaerendum, cu meis graeci audiam vis. It made for a good story, but, as was eventually discovered, it was, in fact, just a story. A sad, but very touching book. In the 1920's, all orphans had were the sheets and streets. The 'legend,' of course, was circulated by Harold Robbins, and who knows? There were many slow parts that didn't add any depth, it was just random parts in Frank's life that could have been omitted and people would have still got the picture. He becomes street smart fast at an early age, but is devoted to Father Bernhard at the orphanage and to church.
He was reared by his pharmacist father and stepmother in Brooklyn. 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. At a young age, he becomes one of the city's most dangerous men, indulging in his passion for power, sex, and the best things in life-whether or not they can be purchased. Ana is stunned that Vittorio is offering her—an ugly duckling! I think that if you like one Robbins' book, you'll like them all. The book was published by Alfred A. In reality he was the son of well-educated Russian and Polish immigrants. The years from 1912-the 1940's bring many trials and turns for this young man trying to find his way in the world.
It shames me to admit that I forgot the right combination of words that make the title of the book , after I gave it to a friend who never returned it. Reque officiis splendide per cu, delenit accusata nec an. I laughed, cried, was angry and frustrated. I listened to the story on audiobook as narrated by the incomparable Will Patton, who lifts this glorious piece of tripe to a place wholly beyond its station. I thoroughly enjoyed this robust story told mostly in the first person by Frankie, with interludes of a discussion by his 3 closest high school friends.