What is/are the most unforgettable book/s that you highly recommend from SIDNEY?
June 4, 2007 2:43am CST
SIDNEY SHELDON (February 11, 1917 - January 30, 2007) The highly-acclaimed writer of the one of the world's most hard-to-put-down books died last January 30, 2007 early this year, at the age of 89. He will surely be missed. I felt sad at that time of his death when I watched the news on TV, since he was really one of my fave writers ever since I learned how to read. My sisters were also a fan of the writer and they kept a lot of his books scattered around the house, and then once upon a time, I felt opening and reading one and that's how I got acquainted with SIDNEY... Well from the looks of it you might wonder if his books are really for old people since he looks quite old and his books were published way back in the 70's; that's what I thought at first. The first classic that I ever read from Sidney Sheldon was entitled "Master of the Game (1982)." It's about a heroine's tale named "Katherine Blackwell" on how her ingenuities, hunger for power and prowess molded her to successfully lead her father's business into one of the top multinational corporations in her time. I actually finished the book in 3 days; it was really hard to put down I'm telling you and you can actually imagine the scene while reading some of its parts. From then on, I continued to read some of his other masterpieces; I enjoyed it and it would always lead me to look forward for the next book I'll be reading on the list. One thing that you can actually find common in his books is the fact that majority of the lead characters are of the female gender, who not just possess profound beauty, but they are characterized to have intelligence that will outsmart any counterpart that gets on their way. Here are some of titles I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for your perusal: =The Naked Face (1970) (His first book) = One of my favorites; one of the rare books by Sheldon wherein a Male character played the lead role. =If tomorrow comes (1985)= Sleek and intelligent // Should be adapted into a MOVIE.. hollywood are you listening!! :) =The other side of Midnight (1973) = A popular series was created based on this book. =Memories of Midnight (1990) = The sequel to "The other side of Midnight." =Windmills of the Gods (1987)= Unique plot =The Best Laid Plans (1997) = One of the can't-put-down-classics from Sheldon. =The Sky is Falling (2001) = The second installment to "The Best Laid Plans" series which introduces a new female lead character and an exciting plot to watch out for. =Morning, Noon and Night = One of the shortest; I finished it in 2 and a half hours; You'll keep guessing till the end. =Nothing Lasts Forever = Sidney Sheldon's version of Grey's Anatomy; except for the bloody and mature content.. =Rage of Angels = Still looking forward to reading this book.. Everybody's recommending it.. =Are you afraid of the dark? = The last book he has ever written.. so sad.. he will surely be missed. Here is a quote from Sidney himself way back in 1982: " I try to write my books so the reader can't put them down. I try to construct them so when the reader gets to the end of a chapter, he or she has to read one more chapter. It's a technique of the old Saturday afternoon serial: leave the guy hanging on the edge of the cliff at the end of the chapter." Well he kept his words for most of his books. As for his say on having a "Woman" to mostly play the lead role, "I like to write about women who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Woman have tremendous power--their femininity, because men can't do without it." So here is what I can recommend from master writer Sidney Sheldon. Feel free to post your comments and two cents on him.. PEACE!!!