Search Results: "Harold Robbins"


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HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

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HAROLD by Hal Holbrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"The events in this book end in 1958—meaning, one hopes, that a sequel will appear in short order."
Noted actor Holbrook serves up a charming but unsentimental memoir of his early life. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An intimate look at the production of glitzy megabooks by a money machine."
His final wife sends bestselling novelist Harold Robbins a valentine. Read full book review >

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HEAT OF PASSION by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2003

"Which industry's next? Ghostwriting?"
Robbins's fifth postmortal work again alternates splendid pulp with thudding prose. Read full book review >

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SIN CITY by Harold Robbins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Seminal Robbins. A killer. The pages go whoosh."
Hormonal Harold, hale and hearty though dead since 1997, returns with his fourth-and-a-half postmortal novel. We number 2001's Never Leave Me as a half, since it's a reprint of Avon's censored 1954 paperback, the lust and sex restored by Forge. Read full book review >

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THE PIRANHAS by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1991

"Unclean, unclean!"
A novel that wavers between fireball excitement and abysmal vulgarity, that leaves the reader dazed with complexities and a feeling that greater spiritual health might have resulted through never having read it—though zillions will. Read full book review >

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SKYLAR ROBBINS by Carrie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A sometimes entertaining but predictable story."
In the second book of the Skylar Robbins Series, a young sleuth seeks for hidden jewels on the property of her new house while dealing with middle school life. Read full book review >

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NEVER ENOUGH by Harold Robbins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 26, 2001

"Harold blesses his ghostwriter."
Though he died in 1997, Robbins continues to pour out novels of fabulous vulgarity to equal The Piranhas (1991). How does he do it? With an anonymous cowriter fleshing out "a rich heritage of novel ideas and works-in-progress," of course. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sure to work for those sex-starved, homesick, hungry ghosts Robbins now writes for, who can grab only steam, not their cheeks or other parts, when the novel ends with 'a first-class blow job.'"
Following his death in 1997, Robbins's hard-driving, spiritually empty The Predators (1998) turns out not to be his farewell novel. Read full book review >

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THE STALLION by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With more couplings than a railroad switchyard—and about as much reality as a dude ranch."
On the evidence of this sequel to The Betsy (1971), schlockmeister Robbins has lost whatever knack he may once have had for down-and-dirty storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE RAIDERS by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"If only the plot were as impressively hung as the men."
It's 34 years since The Carpetbaggers ignited Robbins's fame, but the familiar scandals, sex, and skulduggery in this late- breaking sequel have cooled to room temperature. Read full book review >