30 Day Book Challenge - Day 6: Favourite Book From My Favourite Author

Saturday 26 April 2014
So in case you missed it yesterday my favourite author is the amazing Jackie Collins. My absolute favourite book of hers is without a doubt, Chances. 

If you haven't read this book then I highly, highly reccommend that you do. It's just fantastic. It also features my favourite fictional female of all time the incomparable Lucky Santangelo. From start to finish I was hooked on this book and have read it countless times over the years. It also has the amazing Gino Santangelo (who must be about 150 by now?!)

This book is loooooong, probably one of the longest I've read. It's almost like five books in one because there's just that much going on. I remember the first time I read it and how amazing I thought it was. People describe books as unputdownable but this literally is, it's annoying when you have to stop reading and the hours fly by like minutes when reading it. I don't know how many times I've read it but each time is just as good as the first and I'm not bored yet. Chances has a fantastic cast of characters, all of whom are believable. Carrie's story is so horrible to read about but not all that hard to imagine. Reading about America in the 20s, 30s etc was so enjoyable and fascinating and I loved feeling like I was there myself.

Chances doesn't read like a book, you forget that you're reading a book and instead get lost in the world that Jackie Collins has created. This book, and indeed many of her other novels, has everything. Sex, glamour, love, comedy, murder, treachery, tragedy, money, literally everything you could possibly want from a book. I always thought The Godfather was one of my favourite books but this trumps it by miles (they are similar books so I think it's fair to compare them).  

The only bad thing I could possibly say about this amazing book is that Jackie has not beat it so far. Lucky comes a close second but I think Chances is her best book and always will be. I enjoyed Goddess of Vengeance and gave it five stars simply because of Lucky Santangelo, I could never tire reading about her. Love this book. 

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