by Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins is a master! -Playboy Robbins’ books are packed with action, sustained. The most seductive, most dazzling novel from America’s master storyteller.

Harold Robbins is a master! -Playboy Robbins’ books are packed with action, sustained. Harold Robbins is a master! -Playboy. Robbins’ books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative drive and are given vitality by his own colorful life. The Wall Street Journal. Robbins is one of the world’s five bestselling author. ach week, an estimated 280,000 peopl. urchase a Harold Robbins book. Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go. -Publishers Weekly.

Robbins brought four-letter words and kinky sex out of the dirty bookstore and onto the bedside table of mainstream America. USA Today Ruthless, unscrupulous, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable Judd Crane, the richest man in the world, has everything a man could want in life: an endless supply of money, women, power and sex. But despite his vast riches, he realizes that he cannot escape death.

They all look like children. I think not a one of them is over thirty. Come in for a nightcap. She opened the door and he followed her. The door closed automatically. She led him to the bar in the living room. Scotch on the rocks?. I’d prefer a cherry Coke. She looked at him. That’s something ne. .Alcohol doesn’t do it for m.But Coca-Cola does? she asked.

Harold Robbins (May 21, 1916 – October 14, 1997) was an American author of popular novels. Robbins was born Harold Rubin in New York City, the son of Frances "Fannie" Smith and Charles Rubin. His parents were well-educated Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire, his father from Odessa and his mother from Neshwies, south of Minsk.

Descent from Xanadu book. I'm abandoning Harold Robbins for good. The beauty of enjoying cheesy books is that, when you're not liking them, you can easily replace them by another cheesy book.

Harold Robbins was born in New York City on May 21, 1916

Harold Robbins was born in New York City on May 21, 1916. He later claimed to be a Jewish orphan who had been raised in a Catholic boys' home, but in reality he was raised in Brooklyn by his father and stepmother. He published more than 20 books during his lifetime including The Dream Merchants (1949), The Betsy (1971), The Storyteller (1982), and The Carpetbaggers (1961). His novel, A Stone for Danny Fisher (1951), was adapted into a 1958 motion picture King Creole starring Elvis Presley.

Harold Robbins, a novelist known for steamy passion in his works, stirs up passion of a different. Page 4. Harold Robbins. 68 MB·2,834 Downloads.

Descent from Xanadu" is just boring. It has no redeeming values at all and isn't likely to appeal to anyone, not even fans of trashy books.

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His grandfather had built empires, his father had achieved the ultimate success in business, and today, through his inheritance, he is the richest and most powerful man in the world. His purpose is to break the barriers again for all mankind. Judd Crane searches to find answers that have yet been unanswerable for mankind. How can a man live forever? His quest becomes passion as he spans the globe searching for knowledge and truth about life. As he does, he discovers worlds of intrigue, decadence, and the ruthless power of world leaders.
One of Robbins' "I'm running out of money" novels. Not his best but has some of his signature graphic sex. I am repulsed by the frequent use of cocaine included in the novel as if it would be a good thing.
This story kept your attention from line to line with spine tingling effects. You felt as though you were part of the scene. Great ending.
Too much like all the other Robbins' books.only names and locations change, minor modifications to the plot, but basically just another page turner.
Another of Harold Robbins erotic thrillers. Not as good as some of his others, but written in his usual style.
Judd Crane is the world's richest man. He's got everything money can buy so he only has one dream left to achieve: immortality. He employs a Yugoslavian doctor to help him. That's the main plot of "Descent from Xanadu", and it's not enough to fill a 400 page novel. Hence, most of the novel consists of various subplots, none of which are the least interesting. It's endless descriptions of plane flights and business meetings, and of course, sex. All of the sex scenes are very short, but always very imaginative ("Her buttocks began to roll in orgiastic frenzy. "Master! Master!" she screamed. "Make me a baby! Please, make me a baby!").

I really don't mind trash, but it has to be entertaining. "Descent from Xanadu" is just boring. It has no redeeming values at all and isn't likely to appeal to anyone, not even fans of trashy books.
Harold Robbins has a following of readers because he has his own style. This is one of his many works. This book is his most powerful novel, richly errotic, unfailingly exciting, with a theme that goes to the center of everybody's deepest desires and fantasies. It confirms Harold Robbins reputation as America's Master Storyteller.

The plot of this book is as follows: About one man's obsessive quest for immortality is Judd Crane - a man of unimaginable wealth, determined to overcome death, whatever the cost... Crane had everything he could want. Power, money, women. From his luxuriously appointed 747 he controls governments, industries, a vast web of business interests - there is nothing he cannot buy - perhaps even eternal life itself.
I really enjoyed this pulp-trash book. It has the typical Harold Robbins elements: self-absorbed, overly wealthy man. Women, gratuitous adult scenes. Lots of fast paced chapters, etc. I couldn't put it down.

But from the reviews, a lot of people didn't like it. I think I know why. Here's my take on it: The character isn't that endearing to his audience.

Judd Crane is a billionaire. He never lost his billions. He never gained the back. He starts out with it, and he keeps it. He spends billions upon billions of dollars without so much as a slight concern. He has it too easy.

Pretty soon his biggest and only struggles in life are trying to live forever, the fact that his nurse won't sleep with him, sneaking a Cherry Coke once in awhile, and how to sell off all his assets, so he won't have to deal with them.

He doesn't come from nothing, struggle and fight his way to the top, only to find himself blackmailed, stomped on, and back down at the bottom again, worse off than when he began.

I think that's what's lacking. It's his total and enduring success. There's no sense of loss and redemption.

As for another reviewers comment that the rest of the characters are undeveloped, I would mostly agree. I know that's pretty vague, but the vast majority of the book is centered around Crane.

He is in pursuit of immortality at all costs. Pretty much everyone else is depicted as a simple pawn in his life. Nevertheless I found it an enjoyable distraction.

It's interesting to imagine having all the money in the world, having experienced it all, having everyone at your beck and call, and being totally bored and with nothing left to do.

What, then, would you do? Heck, I don't know if I'd be bored. I'm never bored just being myself. But that's the fun part. You get to be him for 4-5 hours.

The ending was very rushed. Like there should be more book there. And the feeling you could almost write it yourself if you knew anything about storytelling. There were way too many loose ends left untied.

My guess, Robbin's either got bored with his own creation, or he had a deadline to catch. Or both. All in all, a decent trashy read for an uneventful day.

As with most of his books, there's unique insight into human nature, the inner workings of the mind you'd imagine the most morally and emotionally bankrupt people on earth would have (e.g. Those who have it all, want more, and have no idea what to do with it either way).

Recommended if you're not yet rich but plan on being so, think selfish people are interesting from a distance, and want to live vicariously through the protagonist for a day or two. Otherwise, probably you should pass.

I love Harold Robbins. He is one of my favorite. Authors.I love his books. They are so well written. I was devastated at his passing many years ago. But I still read his books. And he is still alive to me in his writings.
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