Before her death in 1974, Susann spent many months working on a draft for a sequel that continued the stories of Anne Welles, Neely O'Hara, and Lyon Burke. Now, after 30 years, the perfect writer has been found to turn Susann's deliciously ambitious ideas into a novel that matches the original shock for shock and thrill for thrill.
In Jacqueline Susann's Shadow of the Dolls, Rae Lawrence picks up the story in the late '80s and brings it right into the next century. Long a devoted "Valley" girl herself, Rae has re-imagined the original characters in a contemporary reality (and adjusted their ages just a bit), exactly as Jackie would have wanted her to. And if you've never read Valley of the Dolls, no matter. Sometimes the present is even more surprising and fun when you don't remember the past.
And what a story! Neely's golden voice has brought her fame and success, but now she craves acceptance in social circles where her kind of success means nothing at all. Anne, born and bred in those very circles, must choos between returning home or pursuing a fabulous television career - and the kind of passion she once knew with Lyon. And Lyon, who loses everything including Anne, looks for happiness in the most unexpected of places.
Taking us behind the closed doors of New York, East Hampton, and Los Angeles, whetting our appetites for more with a new generation of young women and men who grow up far too fast, and spicing the whole story with a generous sprinkling of sex, drugs, and cosmetic surgery, Jacqueline Susann's Shadow of the Dolls is the ultimate beach read for our time. But feel free to devour it any...
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AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
people who did not read valley of the dolls mite like it. it was way under par.
that it did not even come close to measuring up to the original book.
i don't know. she read well tho.
it was read very well. it was not offensive but was just uninteresting.
if you have read valley of the dolls, don't read this. it is a big let down.
Being a lover of Jacqueline Susann's Book Valley of the Dolls, this sequel had me from the moment it started until it ended. It was great to see the characters and how their lives progressed and went full circle.
I loved the storyline and for the most part, I thought it was very well written. I loved the book except for the ending. It more or less, just seemed like the author was tired of writing and found the fastest way to end the book...the ending made no sense to me.
I don't want to get much more detailed, cause I don't want to ruin this book for anyone...but I will say...Buy this book...you won't regret it!
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