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American Star. Jackie Collins Paperback – 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 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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By Ratmammy VINE VOICE on February 26, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
American Star is about the story of two people: Nick Angel, one of the hottest actors in Hollywood; and Lauren Roberts, The Face of the Decade. Their story starts when they are in highschool, growing up in Kansas in a small town called Bosewell. Nick Angelo comes from a broken home and lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Lauren has a home life that seems to be perfect. Yet the two meet and become star crossed lovers. Tragedy breaks them apart, and years later they meet up again. Both had moved on, yet neither of them had forgotten the other.
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.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
when the book said love story i thought it was going to be one of jackie's regular sleep around love story, but surprisingly this was a book of true love and not just true lust. great book i couldnt put down. =)
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Format: Hardcover
I am a lifelong fan of Jackie Collins' body of work, mainly because she pulls no punches in portraying humanity at its most base and occasional best. Her seemingly seamless flow of page turners reels us in via the playgrounds and dumping grounds of the glitterati and powerbrokers, whose actions ultimately keep us hooked. Each successive book or series of same presents a new cast of characters, the most memorable defined by some modicum of sensibility if not sequential stability. It is these quandaries and quagmires they wallow and wade through that echo our own as we all seek to avoid life's quicksand, generally wearing Pick-A-Shoe vs. Jimmy Choo.

"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.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is the typical love story, at first Nick and Lauren meet, then the problems begin and keep going on until God says: from now on everything will be fine, and everything is fine. Nevertheless, the book will keep you reading page after page and willing to know what will happen in the next page.
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.
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As usual with Jackie Collins, I couldn't put it down! Excellent. A wonderful blend of fantastic characters and story line. Jackie's books are dangerous to people who have to get stuff done every day because you can't put them down and American Star is no exception!
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Jackie Collins has a unique gift..she can weave a story around a group of diverse characters and yet we are able to follow the story line as it moves back and forth without knowing how the story will finally end. American Star is one I missed when it first came out...glad I found it and even more glad that I read it. GREAT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm biased when it comes to Jackie Collins books because I love everyone of them. I started reading her books when I was a teenager. I'm now 44 and still love her books. There's drama, sex, and action. What more could you want?
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I will begin with I enjoyed the book very much, it was classic Collins but heavier on the love angle. i was, however, disappointed that when i was researching Kindall books for NEW RELEASE books from my favorite authors this book popped up so I thought it was a NEW book....obviously it was written back in the 80's and somehow got re-released.. Please don't try to fool people into buying old books and thinking they are new...shame on you!!
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