- Publisher: Pan Publishing (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330478230
- ISBN-13: 978-0330478236
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.4 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,739,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Star. Jackie Collins Paperback – 2009
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In between the story of Nick and Lauren, there are other sub plots: Nick's step sister Cyndra and her struggle to become a famous singer; an accidental death; and of course the usual sex and drugs that comes with any Jackie Collins novel.
I enjoyed this book very much. I'd say this is one of Jackie Collins' better novels. It read well, and I liked the characters she portrayed in the book. I wouldnt' mind reading a sequel to this novel.
"American Star" follows the usual Collins' pattern, bringing an involved chain of progessive events to a much anticipated and, in this case, long overdue climax. The main characters are a couple of high school students from both sides of the tracks of a town that time could've forgotten in the American heartland. As they struggle to overcome overwhelming poverty and adversity, they refuse to lie down while learning how to stand up for themselves. Ironically, this reaches a point of fanaticism and stupidity where common sense could've freed them, and the reader, from another one-to-two hundred pages of unnecessary trials and tribulations. Notably, too, the sexual detail is elementary and redundant, perhaps reflecting the author's having grown tired of her oft-used soft porn approach. In my opinion, Jackie scored more points fleshing out her characters and their sexual activities vs. this more vapid approach. In all, she proves that status and all it entails does not guarantee happiness, but it certainly helps. "American Star" is surely not the best of Collins' collection, but I found it truly worth a five-night read.
In this book you will learn two or three things, for example what can a rich man do with your life if you are not strong enough to get out of his life (Lauren with her husband).
Almost everything written in this love story could be real, is a very good book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At first its seems that is not a Jackie Collins book but then the story continues to a really good one that leaves you glued until the very endPublished 2 months ago by Dorianne
My favorite book to date. Was disappointed that there were 10 pages that were completely faded and 4 were illegible altogether. But the price was good, so I cant complain. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kristy Ward
Love all Jackie Collins books - this one was written a little differently than her regular writing style, still one of my favorites. RIP JackiePublished 7 months ago by Nessy
Loved it !!!! Couldn't put it down, another fun read from Jackie Collins - She will be missed .Published 9 months ago by pam Tipton
pyramid solitaire won't load, I had already read American star when it first came out so I shouldn't have ordered it again, the publisher changed the book cover to make you think... Read morePublished 9 months ago by finestar