Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination Paperback
Enter Olivia Joules: fearless, dazzling, independent beauty-journalist turned master-spy -- a new heroine for the twenty-first century.
In Miami for a face-cream launch, she spots Pierre Ferramo across a room.
Dangerously charismatic and undeniably gorgeous, with impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth and exotic international homes, he seems almost too good to be true.
But what if Ferramo is actually a major terrorist bent on destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia's overactive imagination?
From the white heat of Miami to the implants of LA, the glittering waters of the Caribbean to the deserts of Arabia, Olivia Joules pits herself against the forces of terror armed with a hatpin, razor-sharp wits and a very special underwired bra.
Helen Fielding has written a contemporary and utterly unputdownable thriller de luxe. 'A Bond-style romp. The thrills come thick and fast. Olivia is entirely successful as a heroine because she is witty, kind, entertaining, occasionally accident-prone, and has Bridget's warm intelligence and humorous insight in spades' Wendy Holden, Literary Review 'Shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity.
Hurrah for Fielding!' Helen Brown, Independent on Sunday
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 1 port.
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 14/06/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330432740
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by mummimamma
This book get an an extra half star because it saved me from being killing people, stuck in an airport waiting for my plane. 36 hours passed and I smelt horribly and felt even worse, luckily I had this book to keep my rage focused everywhere.If you come by my house you can have it.
Review by kimiwind
Not even entertaining.
Review by RebeccaClareSmith
Olivia Joulles is not a book that gets off to the best of starts, but you need to put your apprehension aside and read it, damn you! <br/><br/>I have to admit that I love this book. Sadly, I don't own it (hints, people). It's a tale of a very overactive imagination in the hands of a journalist. I must admit to having similar thought processes to those mentioned in this book whereby Olivia assumes that seemingly normal people are spies and terrorists out to get her. Of course, this wouldn't be quite so brilliant if it didn't turn out that some of her crazy imaginings came true!