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The World Is Full Of Married Men

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  1,497 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Only fools let a little thing like marriage get in the way of their careers . . . Especially someone else’s . . . In the greedy, grasping media business, married men don't stay that way for long . . . David Cooper cheats . . . his wife doesn't . . . but then Claudia comes into his life and David wants out of his marriage. But Claudia wants her name in lights and doesn't ca ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 7th 2010 by Pan (first published January 1st 1960)
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Đorđe Bajić
May 15, 2016 Đorđe Bajić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
Kakav veličanstveni palp! Bez svake sumnje, romani Džeki Kolins su upravo onakvi kako ih je opisala Barbara Kartland - "nasty, filthy and disgusting". Ali, u tome je i poenta. Ljubavne romane ne čitam, osim ako se ne radi o klasicima sestara Bronte ili Džejn Ostin, ali Džeki baš ume da "pogodi žicu". "Svet je pun oženjenih muškaraca" je njen prvenac iz 1968. godine i lep uzorak onoga što njena proza nudi i uz Blic ženu ga možete nabaviti na trafikama po simboličnoj ceni od 230 dinara. Znam da lj ...more
Colleen
Oh my gooooood! This book was the most amazing piece of trash I have read in a long time. Not since Valley of the Dolls has a book made me feel so scummy and awesome. I highly recommend.
 Martin
Jan 05, 2013 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book. More on it at : http://sleaze-factor.blogspot.ca/2013...
Taron
Dec 28, 2016 Taron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book group read in our "banned books" month (banned in Australia 1968!). I read this by the pool in the Canary Islands in one day. I have to say -- what an eye opener to the view of women in the 60s in the U.K. Although clearly aimed as a titillating read for bored housewives, it struck me as a morality tale for women. Don't be too loose, and don't choose your husband badly -- as most are likely to have affairs. I think this will be an interesting discussion at book club!
Claire
Jan 04, 2017 Claire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book club book, Xmas pick - banned books. So.... it was banned when it was written for being too salacious and surprisingly there are still a few scenes that have shock value even in this day of 50 Shades. The most memorable thing about this book is how unlikeable everyone is and yet you keep reading to find out what happens to them. Masterful really.
Francine Scott
Sep 12, 2016 Francine Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The late, Jackie Collins is easily overlooked as a literary contributor. The fabulous wealth and decadence of the characters who find their way into her blockbusters may seem an unlikely setting for a noteworthy legacy. The Bitch, The World is Full of Married Men, Hollywood Wives and Lady Boss all find their drama in the neurosis of the rich and the conflict for women at this sharpest end of competitive society. The seduction of luxury and power alone are given an erotic charge. Her heroines, no ...more
Toni
Jan 13, 2016 Toni rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Claudia will do whatever it takes to become the star. She is beautiful young woman, and she will use her body to manipulate men , who are in power to help her to become famous. She will meet all kids of men, the ones who will fall at her feet, and the ones who will wipe their feet of her, but Claudia doesn't mind, as long as she gets what she wants...
David will jump from one bed to another, until his body betrays him and he finds himself in the trap.
This is the story about greed, infidelity, ba
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Dorota Skrzypek
Continuing on my Jackie Collins streak I decided to read this, her first book, and was not disappointed. I definitely saw the traits that were also evident in Lucky: a quick pace, frequent and often shocking plot twists, and a few dark moments weaved in to keep it real. I liked all that as much as I liked it in Lucky. The weakness of this book, for me, lay with the characters. They were all mostly one-dimensional and not very likeable. While on the one hand it was fun to see the deplorable chara ...more
Bill Currie
This is Jackie Collins first novel and truly sets the scene for what to expect in her future years of prominence as a Firebrand novelist telling stories of the Hollywood couples sexual appetites, drama both between the sheets and out, narcissism and the pursuit of fame/fortune.

An unfaithful husband, a young, sexually provocative starlet who will do anything to gain fame, friends and acquaintances of the starlet that play the game of truth and dare in not stop sexual encounters, the producer who
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Kama
Aug 24, 2015 Kama rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I've seen her books everywhere and I saw it again yesterday in Sainsbury's and I thought why not, let's try one of her books.
It's quite addictive although in the beginning I could not get used to the writing style.
Most of the characters are quite terrible who don't even think about other people's feelings for a second. I liked Linda out of all the characters as she was the most decent (she did something questionable herself but I really cannot blame her for that, although some might think I am
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Kerryn (RatherBeReading)
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Jennifer
Jan 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The Good: Jackie Collins never fails to bring sexy, scandalous, and utterly addictive into every novel she writes. The World is Full of Married Men brings everything you would expect. Witty, engaging, ritzy and devious, this is the inside look into the lives of the Hollywood elite that we can't help wanting to know.

The Bad: The World Full of Married Men is one of Jackie Collins' earliest books and it does show. The writing isn't nearly as clear and well crafted as her subsequent books. The chara
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Gently
Oct 30, 2013 Gently rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book by author Jackie Collins. This has been a book i've been waiting to read forever since she is my favorite author and I was interested to see where her journey began. The book is different from her style now and although published in the late sixties- it doesn't seem completely dated. Overall an 'okay' read and one I recommend to people who follow her works. Otherwise the simplistic and rushed style of writing, may not appeal to everyone else. She has definitely come a lon ...more
Frances
Oct 02, 2015 Frances rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My Bookclub decided to read this as a tribute to Jackie Collins, following her recent death. She was undoubtedly a brave and inspiring lady, who bore her illness with great dignity and strength. This book, first published in 1968 must have been ground-breaking and shocking in its day. The characters are, for the main part, greedy and shallow and perhaps are not too far removed from some of today's reality stars. I enjoyed aspects of the book, but overall found it a bit sordid.
Lindsay
Jan 10, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reading Challenge: A popular author's first book.
I was surprised at how short this book was. Usually her books are super long and boring and I can never finish them. This one was just short and boring. It's not nearly as dirty as her other books, thankfully. The characters weren't really likable and I felt like it really just wasn't going anywhere.
Michelle Bacon
The early years of Jackie Collins and a different writing style to boot. The book trlls the story of film producers, women desperate to be in their films and doing whatever it takes. Marriages gone sour after illustrious affairs and revenge.
Fair for an early Collins piece but over the years her entertainment value has increased.
Sam Rosam
Sep 28, 2015 Sam Rosam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked it up as Jackie Collins had recently died and this was one I'd not read back in my youth. It's wholly trashy but that's why women loved her books. A bit of escapism which is why I love to read. Sometimes trashy is just the ticket
Summer
Jan 02, 2014 Summer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Did not finish. Page 28. I knew I should have checked on here first when I found the ebook. Hard to get into right from the start. Not what I was expecting for the genre it was classified under. Not my cup of tea.
Daphne Sleigh
Well, that was an interesting adventure into 1969, from the mind of a feminist that would be (and is) right at home today. I read it after hearing Jackie Collins interviewed recently...it was fun, well written and short, but I can't say it was particularly mind expanding. :)
Davina Bell
Dec 14, 2011 Davina Bell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: davina-2011
Although I only gave this novel 2 stars..... Ms. Collins is still additive reading!!!!! It is like reading the gossip of others lives. The characters were not rounded, but it still hard to put the novel down!!!! Reality shows have nothing on her novels.
J Rice
Jan 31, 2016 J Rice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel that made Jackie Collins famous and introduce her style.
Good 'ol yarn about the famous cheating that hangs together well. There is even a moral at the end.
These stories are OK as long as you only read one now and then for light entertainment.
Ante
Aug 01, 2012 Ante rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to read a good love story full with intrigues, then this is what you're searching for. This book shows the weaknesses of people who don't appreciate what they have until they start to realize their mistakes in personal life. Those mistakes will push you in the deeper hole without exit.
Wordless Rebel, We live the dreams of others
I remember reading this, maybe five years ago...yep thats right, thats the impression it left on me! :D
Edward
Feb 03, 2013 Edward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic Collins. Jackie Collins brings her characters alive in a way that no other has been able to do yet. Tragically flawed and yet oh so good.
Margaret
Aug 31, 2012 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite novel by Jackie Collins, fun and addictive also one of her few books that she shows some sense of humor.
CARLENE
Mar 22, 2015 CARLENE rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story line

Because it's was a good .the characters played out well;loved this book!!!
Well done Ms Collins. You out did yourself
Lucy Crook
I read this book as I am big fan of the Santangelo novels by the same author. I wasnt very impressed is to put it boldly. I read this in a day just so I could say I had read it and done with it.
Gemma
Mar 08, 2011 Gemma marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is not a joke. I really want to read this - I've never read anything by Jackie Collins and I feel like I should.
Sharon
Typical Jackie Collins, enjoyable read, the main guy got what he deserved in the end.

I enjoyed it thoughly
Shanon Truscott
Jul 06, 2015 Shanon Truscott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read


Very,good novel as always by Jackie Collins. Once u start u can't put it down. Definitely would recommend reading! Love when Jackie collins comes out w new books
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