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Divas Las Vegas

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  21 reviews
What happens when you find out that Grandma's vase mistakenly sold at a yard sale is worth tens of thousands of dollars—and somebody else is about to cash in on it on Antiques Roadshow? Of course, you hop on a plane with your best friend and race off to Las Vegas to get Grandma's vase back! Filled with action and suspense, hunky blackjack dealers, divine drag queens, stran ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Cleis Press (first published November 1st 2009)
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One or five stars? I have no idea, so I'm giving none. I read up to 60% and give up.

It's a funny book, I must admit I laugh a lot, but also it's one of the most political incorrect book I ever read in my life

*If gay white guys who like Asian guys are called rice queens, what are gay guys who like Middle Easter guys called? Mujadara queens?

*I nonchalantly strolled down the aisle, past the nasty straight people and their pestering broods...

*Twenty minutes later, we were at the Liberace Museum: Nev
Rob Rosen
Nov 11, 2009 Rob Rosen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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“Rob Rosen’s Divas Las Vegas is an over-the-top roller coaster ride, full of bitchy humor, cops and robbers, and fabulous costumes. Laid-off bookseller Em and his best buddy Justin set off on an epic quest into the Nevada desert in search of a truly ugly vase, a family heirloom sold at a garage sale that has been spotted on an episode of Antiques Roadshow. Along the way, they have a lot of great sex, help the FBI nab a bunch of dangerous felons, and maybe, just maybe, fin
Divas Las Vegas is one of the best shows you’ll get in Vegas. This hilarious and entertaining romp shines with wonderful characters and a vivid city backdrop. The witty narrator will carries off the outrageous tale with the perfect amount of drug induced elegance, laugh out loud observations, and a flair even Liberace would envy. No subject is off limits and no action too over the top for this story, which will have readers wondering where the adventure can possibly go next. Fans of the author a ...more
I don't often describe modern comedy writing with words like madcap and zany but I think they really fit this delightful, funny book. If you're looking for a sexy, bitchy, witty, queeny, campy, funny-as-hell, playful romp through sin city, ya gotta read this book, quick!
Jan 16, 2010 Kathy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any fan of Rob Rosen's and / or anyone who enjoys a rollicking good story!
I've never really been interested in going to Vegas ~ too hot, too many people, yadda, yadda. But after reading Rob Rosen's Divas Las Vegas, I can see that I'm going to have to make the trip. His descriptions of Vegas ~ the sights and the atmosphere ~ have done what all my husband's and daughter's lavish praises weren't able to. I'm actually looking forward to the time when we can go down there. Not for the gambling ~ I'm not anything like Em in that ~ but just for all that there is to be seen a ...more
Elisa Rolle
Bill is an apparently rather boring San Francisco gay bookstore manager, and being gay in San Francisco is just enough to be ordinary, if then you add the bookstore related job, well, it seems that here of sparkling there should be only the wrapping card for the books. But Bill’s situation soon changes, with also his name, he prefers to go for Em, when the bookstore place is sold in block and the owner gives him 30 thousands dollars as good exit. No work and still too young to retire, every othe ...more
That was a lot of fun! I was in the mood for some lighter fare and this one fit the bill perfectly!! The MC's were rude and crude (exactly as I like my gay men) and kept the story alive and exciting. I'm not always a fan of first person narrative but it worked in this case and really made it feel like the story was being related to me personally. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Rosen in the future.
Vincent Diamond
Some laugh out loud funny lines, a bit fluffy, and a nice vacation read.
The bottom was about to drop out from under us and there we were, as usual, without our protective bottom-dropping safety apparatuses on. Luckily, there was a silver lining, but again, only in retrospect do I now see how tarnished that silver was. Why, oh why, is hindsight twenty–twenty? Too bad you can’t have some kind of LASIK surgery on your foresight. Oh, well, I guess, as they say, that’s what makes life interesting. Anyway, here comes that dropping bottom I promised.

I think it’s safe to sa
The good news is that twenty-something Bill (aka “Em”) gets a $30,000 severance bonus when the bookstore he works for is bought out by a chain store. The bad news, Em’s dotty mother somehow sells the vase that had been in her family for generations at a yard sale for a few dollars. Em recognizes the vase on “Antique Roadshow” and finds out it’s worth $25,000. The mother is devastated, and Em vows to get it back for her. He manages to track the buyer to Las Vegas.

Em and his sexy friend Justin des
I had some hopes for this book, few of which were realized. The concepts and overall storyline are entertaining, but the dialogue is downright corny-not campy, or entertainingly cheesy, but eye-roll corny-which damaged any possibility of this book being entertaining. Granted, I wasn't expecting stimulating insights into the human condition or anything (the book is billed as a light beach-read romp, after al), but being brain candy is no excuse for poor delivery. And, to add insult to injury, pag ...more
Not really my bag of tea, but the author managed to my attention scene after scene because I just to know what these drag quen divas were going to do next or what trouble would find them next.

So you funny, screaming, high matience drag queens that love to get into trouble, please pick up this book.
Rob Rosen rules! Divas Las Vegas is page after page of fabulous fun. It’s like Some Like It Hot, but with even more drag and glitz - a whodunit, with a very sexy dose of who-done-who. You’ll be glad that what happens in Vegas did not stay in Vegas this time. I loved it!
Love this author's sense of humor which sort of mirrors my own. A quirky murder mystery that was a fun read. Will be on the lookout for any others he may have written!
I enjoyed this book. It's fairly well written, funny and adventurous. The characters are likable and the story good. Simple, easy and relaxing read.
I loved every single minute of this book. It is the funniest thing I have read in a long time!
Fun, campy, lite read. I really enjoyed the characters. Worth the time.
Fiona Goodman
Read with Bookwatcher. Waiting for her to finish. ;)
J.B. Sanders
Not-stop humorous fun. I just couldn't get enough.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
80% price drop to $1.99 at Amazon US! 10/1/13
Hilariously campy
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Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, and Creature Comfort. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 ...more
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