- Title: Chances
- Author: Jackie Collins
- ISBN: 9780330266635
- Page: 464
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
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In my teens I found a dog-eared copy of Jackie Collins "Chances" laying on a park bench. I picked it up and started reading the story of Gino Santangelo. What started out as a boring afternoon became my introduction into adult fiction and my love for Jackie Collins.For three days straight everything in my life stopped. I read this book at breakfast, on the way to school, after school, while out with friends and I did my chores. I even hid it from my mom because I knew she would think the book wa [...]
GR just recommended this to me because of my latest Kathleen E. Woodiwiss add and I recalled that I read Jackie Collins (rest her soul) back in high school. I kinda enjoyed it. I don't think I would again.
I first read Chances when I was a teenager and thought I was reading contraband - haha. I consistently hid my book when my parents were around. I've followed the series through-out the years and now I read it publicly. Jackie Collins has the flair of writing to give us glimpses of something glitzy, raw, violent and naughty.Chances is the first book in the series, and it's where the reader meets Lucky, Gino's teenage daughter before she became famous. Filled with prostitutes, the mob, bad parenti [...]
What a great start to a series by Jackie Collins. It is no wonder why she is one of my ultimate favorite authors of all time! I felt like I was watching a movie the whole time I was reading! This story had everything, Crime, sex, drugs, whores, pimps, lust, deceit, revenge, love, backstabbing and friendship. I really enjoyed the time setting of the story, having it begin in the early 20’s I could picture Harlem and the people. This 1st book in the series is based mostly around Gino and his sto [...]
Woooooooow damn. I'm blown away. Couldn't stop, couldn't think of anything else, couldn't funtion in real life until I finished 'Chances'.I hate mafia stories, I don't like books set in the 20th century (unless they are contemporary, say 1990 forward) and I never, never, never would have thought that I would like this even a bitn was I wrong!Jackie Collins has a way of introducing lovable, flawed, kick ass characters that (even if the stories seem over the top) are believable.Gino Santangelo bui [...]
i really liked this book and i am ashmamed of this fact. it was quite possibly the trashiest novel i have ever read with that said, i couldn't put the book down it was long and you loved how much more you got to get to be involved with the characters. i loved gino and carriei give this book two very embarrased thumbs up so worth the read, you will feel dirty, but breathless at the end! :)
Like so many others have mentioned before, this was the first novel I read as a teenager and I hid it from my mother. I loved this book then and I still love it now. The characters, the relationships and of course, the sex kept me reading. I have read some of Jackie Collins other books, but this one remains my favorite. I hadn't read in book in over 30 years but coming back to it was like visiting with old friends (ok, well maniac friends), familiar and fun. Good times!
I LOVE these books about the Santangelo family, and this one kicks it all off! I read them in my high school days, but really want to go back and read all of them again! This is just one of those mindless beach reads, but with action, sex, mobsters, bad marriages, and trouble! I give it two thumbs up!
I first read this book at least 20 years ago (maybe more), so it was a distant memory in my mental library when it was assigned as a book club summer read following the death of its author.I have to say, although it's no literary masterpiece it's still a rollicking good read that sucks you in from the start. I may even read the rest of the Santangelo series this year!
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Once again I read a book based on a Patrons love for it. Not so much THIS particular book was the patron interested in, mostly the author. Now, if many of my followers remember, I am a Librarian. I pretty much have heard of every author, popular or unpopular I have heard of them. So of course I have heard of Jackie Collins as it usually passes my desk every so often women of course, and all giddy to read it. I have heard that Jackie Collins write romance novels. ROMANCE novels. Not really my cup [...]
I actually read this book a number of years ago when I was not quite but nearly sweet 16. I have to admit being the hormonal teenage that I was back then I actually fell head over heels in love with Gino Santangelo! I could not put this book down, it was exciting, fast paced, the chapters alternate between two different characters with two different stories but you know they'll come together somewhere. You read about the main characters past and present which upon finishing the book leaves you r [...]
A little long, BUT, I loved it. Total soapy saga reminiscent of 80's prime time dramas like Dallas and Dynasty.
There are few books that I have re-read.It’s not that I don’t desire to or have the time to do so, I just simply have so many books that I want to read that it’s difficult for me to re-read something just for the sake of it. My library is filled with dozens upon dozens of unread books and more come out each day that I can’t wait to get my hands on, so many of my favorite books are safe from dog-eared pages and broken spines.Not so the case for Chances, an epic novel written by notoriousl [...]
Chances was exactly the right book at the right time for me. I’d been working very hard and needed a break. Happily, the next weekend was sunny and I was able to spend a lot of it out in the garden with my pink yoga mat (same shade as the book cover, incidentally), a pillow, and this book.Chances starts in 1977, as crime boss Gino Santangelo is on his way back to New York after a period of exile. Daughter Lucky, who has been running the show in his absence, isn’t thrilled and a power struggl [...]
What to say about this book that hasn't already been said before? I love reading the reviews for this book, especially the one about the girl that found a dogeared copy on a park bench and hid it in her house when she couldn't read it and how she tried to read it at every available opportunity. It really is that good and I only wish my experience of reading it for the first time was half as exciting as that!Chances is my favourite book of all time. It is a ridiculously amazing book. It is like t [...]
I remember as a young girl growing up, my mother used to read Jackie Collins' books. I used to sneak them to my room and try to read them, but I would never get past more than a few chapters because she would always catch me and snatch it away, saying I wasn't "old enough" to read books like this. Well, mom was right! At age 10 I would NEVER be able to appreciate "books like this"ANCES by Jackie Collins is unparalleled. Never before have I read a novel that was so gripping and full of emotion th [...]
The first book of Jackie Collins Lucky Santangelo series primarily focuses on Lucky's father, Gino Santangelo, and his rise to fame as a mob boss. Gino is violent, hyper intelligent, and a manipulator that knows how to pull strings, but he is also a romantic and loves his family deeply, even if he has a strange way of showing it. People are drawn to Gino's magnetism, and he is essentially a good person that commands loyalty and respect. Despite the fact that he has done some pretty despicable th [...]
I haven't read anything from the Satangelo series in almost two decades but after starting Confessions of a Wild Child I KNEW I mustn't go on until I had re-freshened my memory and I am SO glad I did. It was an exciting thing to be pulled back into that life and time with Gino and Lucky. Back to where it all began. It was a fast, hard ride full of thrilling suspense, heartbreak, backstabbing and justice. I'm going to continue with the series all over again with a fresh set of eyes and live in th [...]
I must admit I was absolutely shocked by how good this story was. I can't wait to read the second installment about Lucky. It was a very easy read but also had an addicting storyline. I could really see it as a mini series. I know that it was written during the Dallas, Falcon Crest era. It really is a soap opera. However, I highly suspect that there is some aspect of truth behind this novel. It also reminds me of the Godfather saga. Gino is a character that you can both love and love to hate. Th [...]
My dad gave me this book after cleaning out his closet one day and said it was such an interesting book! He said my mother (back when they were dating) gave him the book to read on a long flight from NY to MN in the 80's. The cover looked dated and the pages were all yellow but since I too was about to take a long plane trip I decided to take it along and boy am I happy I did. This book almost took over my life for the mere 5 days it took me to read cover to cover! I read on the plane, on my vac [...]
This is the book that made me a big fan of Jackie Collins.I like how she writes about celebrity scandals and power grabbing. I like how she breaks the spirit of the rich and famous. Her works make you wonder about how twisted hollywood really is.Gino Santangelo is one fine guy in my book. Yet again, I found myself having a crush on a fictional character. His rise from rags to riches (and i mean extreme riches) ahd me rooting for him all the way even if he made the usual mafia-like decisions.
What can I say? Omg! I loved this book. I loved how it introduced the characters separately and wove them all together by the end of the book. I love Gino Santangelo and his life story. I know the book is the prequel and introduction to all things Lucky Santangelo (his daughter) but I hope some of these characters pop up in future ones. The story starts out in the present (late 1970s) and jumps back and forth between present day and the past. Me, personally, I liked the stories from the past. A [...]
Wow! This book contained sooooo much. It was a bit violent for my taste at the beginning. I really enjoyed going back and forth through the years, and am so happy to have officially started the Lucky Santangelo series! I am really looking forward to starting Lucky! As with all of the Jackie Collins books that I have read, the characters are well developed and surprisingly intertwined in one way or another. It was hard to read about Carrie's difficult early years, but that made it easier to cheer [...]
Trashiest book I have ever read. Pimps, prostitutes, hitmen, you name it. What I love about Jackie Collins, is that she doesn't take herself too seriously. She writes glitzy, trashy books. She knows it. She's amazing at it. For a book clocking in at 805 pages, it held my attention the entire time. Any author who can keep me reading about whorehouses and sleezy rich guys for 800 pages, is pretty damn talented in my book.
When I was twelve, I found my mother's copy of this book and I was hooked. I had to hide reading it because, adult content. To say I was blown away is an understatement because this book set standards for the books that followed. They do not write books like this anymore.Anyway, it starts with Gino, Lucky's dad. A tale of crime, sex, life and money! what more could you ask for. Plus the men in here are macho.
one of the best start to the family n the sagalove,love Lucky's swagGino!!! n the story begins. always loves JC style of writing, knows how to tell a good love story, good going.
Loved it the first time way back in '75 or '76 and loved it this time too. I am reading the whole series again, because it has been so long and way to many books between. Plus it is so good.
Another great read from the late ms Collins. There is not one book that I haven't enjoyed reading.
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