Book Reviews of Savages

Author: Shirley Conran
ISBN-13: 9780671643904
ISBN-10: 0671643908
Publication Date: 9/1987
Pages: 587
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I honestly can't believe there are so few reviews for this book. I read a couple of fiction books a week...for my whole life I have. I think this is the only book besides Gone With The Wind that I've read repeatedly. It is just the best. The first few chapters are a little dry but it's just the set up for the characters...Getting to know who they each are ends up being important, actually. Keep reading and you will NOT be sorry. Even after reading this many times I STILL can not put it down until the end. If you go to Amazon there are lots of reviews for this book. Honestly, it is just the exciting!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the best book I have ever read. I'm not sure how to explain what I mean. Okay...maybe not the best written, maybe not the most meaningful or intelligent. But this is the one book that I can read over and over and always be spellbound each and every time...there is just something about it. It is just as thrilling each time I read it. The beginning is slow but you need to plow through it because it is so worth it. And the end...great! Check out the reviews on Amazon....I was pleased to see that I'm not crazy LOL...many agreed!
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Helpful Score: 3
The lead up to the woman surviving in the jungle seemed too detailed and only partly relevant, but the rest was fascinating.
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Helpful Score: 3
Awesome book!! From terrorist attacks, sex, suspense. This book has it all. Loved it!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! I couldn't put it down!
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great suspense. How the women survive on an island with cannibals and the hardships they go through...
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Fascinating story about a group of spoiled executive's wives who become stranded on an island and how they survive, evolve, and, ultimately, escape. Shirley Conran weaves a credible tale of greed (corporate, personal, political), political instability, deception, and love. The settings for her story range from the luxurious corporate offices of Nexus, with its "sharks in suits" to the savage jungle of Paui and, finally, to the potentially deadly sea. The author takes her time building the plot, so it's not a quick women-in-peril read.

I enjoyed reading about the women's developing survival skills and life in the jungle. Conran doesn't sugar coat their experiences and I really felt their disappointments, fears, horror, and desperation. A good book to take on a vacation.
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I thought this book was terrible. I kept reading because I couldn't believe that it wasn't going to get better. The dialogue was stilted and the plot was ridiculous. I actually tried to abandon it on a plane one time but somehow found it back in my collection again.
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Great story about a group of women who are forced to survive in the jungle when terrosists murder thier husbands in a takeover of a resort island. Very exciting and keeps your interest throughout!
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I love love love this book. I think its so adventurous and is written in a way that is so descriptive, I felt as if I was on an adventure. It has become my favorite book of all time. I recommended to every one, well maybe not children.
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Very disappointed in this book. It is long and I kept waiting for it to get better. Sorry to say it didn't happen.
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not included in deal, it's a very,very heavy book.