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Savages

by Shirley Conran

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This book took a bit of getting into, but once they got on the island it was a lot more interesting. Certainly worth the patience. ( )
  Bcteagirl | Aug 3, 2013 |
In the beginning of the book I had a hard time getting into it. There are 5 main characters who all have spouses and most have children so it was getting to know about all of them. Once they were on the island then things picked up and I really enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book but would suggest to be patient. ( )
1 vote Judes316 | Sep 7, 2009 |
Savages is my best book of all, in my personal library at home. I read that book few years ago, borrowing it from the local library and could not put it down, finished it in 1 day...

To my regrest, I had to bring it back to the library and I started there to find it and could not. I got it at a bookmarket for .50Cents and it has a special place on my shelf now.

This is a story of survival, women travelling together to a remote island and getting left behind, because of an overturn of the habitants of this island.

Great story, including maps and very specific descriptions of the surrounding. The emotion and passion of the writer is ever present, behind each line of this wonderful book. A must read! ( )
2 vote labelleaurore | Jul 3, 2008 |
I found myself not whipping through this because I cared about the women, but because I wanted to see how Conran would wrap it up. It’s as realistic as my limited experience of equatorial jungles lets me judge. Some disease and filth thrown in, but not enough to kill the women. Some sex thrown in, but not enough to detract from the story. Some violence thrown in, but not enough to turn the women into men.

The beginning trip into their corporate lives was interesting but not vital. We’ve all seen enough of Dallas and Dynasty to get the picture, but I guess the author of Lace couldn’t resist. I think killing off their guide, and only adult male on this adventure was wise, otherwise it depicts the always insulting premise that a woman cannot survive without a man. That would have pissed me off. Of course, to make it believable, he has to be there to guide them in the beginning, otherwise these bimbos wouldn’t have survived their first exposed hours on the beach. ( )
  Bookmarque | Aug 3, 2006 |
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Doen is zijn - John Stuart Mills
To Do Is To Be
- John Stuart Mills
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Voor Morton Janklow met genegenheid, respect en dankbaarheid
For Morton Janklow
With affection, respect and gratitude.
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Slowly, silently, the door swung open.
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They are rich, pampered executive wives. Five beautiful women, surrounded by glamour and luxury - until, on a remote south sea island, they are suddenly thrust into an adventure that arouses their raw untamed emotions.
The passions of the wildest Savages
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Sylvana: The cold elegant wife of the retiring company president [Arthur], she was once a bewitching, sensual beauty. Now, on the island of Paui, she will fight to the death to survive ...

Suzy:A voluptuous, sexy, social climber, she believed money could buy safety [Brett]. Now she must confront her darkest fear ...

Patty: A California Blonde, she ran miles every day, trying to forget her past. On Paui her physical strength is the women's greatest asset, but her violent temper is a danger to them all [Charley] ...

Carey: The only one with her own career, she drowned  her fears in champagne at company parties [Ed]. Now, cut off from civilization, she finds a surprising strength - and an unexpected weakness ...

Annie: Sweet-natured and shy, she was tormented by powerful sexual yearnings [Duke]. Trapped in a nightmare world, she teeters between utter despair and extraordinary courage...
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After a terrible slaughter at the resort hotel where they were staying, five upper-class corporate wives flee into the jungle, with "only their wits, strength, courage, and each other."--Jacket.

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