Book Reviews of Dazzle

Dazzle
Dazzle
Author: Judith Krantz
ISBN-13: 9780553293760
ISBN-10: 0553293761
Publication Date: 2/1/1992
Pages: 592
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book- if you've enjoyed anything else by Judith Krantz you'll enjoy this!
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Another great story by Judith Krantz with strong women characters. Fun to read.
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good writing, but didn't like the characters.
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Inside the fun-filled photographers' studio in California known as Dazzle, Jazz Kilkullen reigns supreme. At twenty-nine, this playful, gifted, and thoroughly sexy woman has become one of the most successful celebrity portrait photographers in the world.

But her charmed career and her dashing private life, which includes three fascinating--and fascinated--men, are rocked when an unexpected tragedy leaves Jazz to battle her father's vengeful ex-wife and the machinations of her own half-sisters. At stake is the Kilkullen family ranch, a three-billion-dollar paradise of unspoiled California land that developers all over the world would do anything to possess...and Jazz will do anything to protect. Aboslutely anything.
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Good book.
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The Associated Press called this her best novel since "Scruples."
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This is a story about the rich and powerfull and the struggle of a woman to keep what her father built.
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Juicy, naughty, celebrities and rich people. What more could you want?
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From Publishers Weekly
Encountering characters named Jazz (nee Juanita Isabella) Kilkullian and Crumpet Ives, there's no doubt that one has entered the la-la land of Krantz, the doyenne of dish. The erstwhile mistress of the un-put-downable novel, however, has come a cropper in her latest effort: the seams and strain are a bit too evident. The narrative careens giddily among the lives and loves of Jazz, a brilliant celebrity photographer somewhere between Avedon and Mapplethorpe; her rugged rancher father, whose passion has ebbed following the death of Jazz's mother, a legendary Swedish film star (Bergman, anyone?), but whose flames are rekindled by an only slightly over-the-hill model; Jazz's two half-sisters, Valerie and Fernanda, awash in a variety of sexual activities--and lack thereof; and assorted paramours of the above, too numerous (and too forgettable) to mention. Never a disciple of realism, Krantz's interweaving of plots here is too contrived and her relationships, both familial and amatory, too oblique. Her purple prose takes on ever deeper hues, and her customary parade of hyperbolic description is in constant evidence. Jazz's tresses, for example, are variously presented as "cornflake-colored," "streaked with every color from chutney to tortoiseshell" and "French toast, a little burned around the edges, with melted butter streaking over it." One hardly knows whether to commend Lady Clairol or Julia Child.
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"Captivating. Krantz's latest tome... is her most erotic yet. Dazzle sizzles." -- Daily News, Los Angeles.
Now, Judith Krantz, best-selling author of Scruples, Mistral's Daughter, and Till We Meet Again, invites you into the luscious, monied world of Jazz Kilkullen, her most daring, provocative, impetuous heroine yet.
"Deliciously sexy." --Cosmopolitan.
Inside the fun-filled photographers' studio in California known as Dazzle, Jazz Kilkullen reigns supreme. At twenty-nine, this playful, gifted, and thoroughly sexy woman has become one of the most successful celebrity portrait photo in the world.
"Enjoyable... Jazz is one of the most likable free souls to emerge from the novel industry." -- The Pittsburgh Press.
But her charmed career and her dashing private life, which includes three fascinating-and fascinated-men, are rocked when an unexpected tragedy leaves jazz to battle her father's vengeful ex-wife and the machinations of her half-sisters. At stake is the Kilkullen family ranch, a three-billion-dollar paradise of unspoiled California land that developers all over the world would do anything to possess... and Jazz will do anything to protect. Absolutely anything.
"Judith Kratz's best novel since Scruples."