Search Results: "Sidney Rittenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO STAYED BEHIND by Sidney Rittenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1993

"The gripping saga of an expatriate whose extraordinary experiences left him without illusions about Marxism—but with his personal ideals triumphantly intact. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, one map—not seen)"
The dramatic odyssey of an American who cast his lot with mainland China's Communists following WW II—and who lived to regret it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Smoothly written, comprehensive, and thoroughly enjoyable."
A physicist's view of light, the most pervasive form of energy in our universe, and a force that has shaped human life and consciousness from the very beginning. Read full book review >

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TELL ME YOUR DREAMS by Sidney Sheldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Still, whatever it is that's worked before will here almost certainly work again. (Literary Guild main selection; TV satellite tour)"
The poster boy for schlock (The Best Laid Plans, 1997, etc.) calls on the cops, the courts, and the shrinks for his latest soaper, this one based on an actual murder trial. Read full book review >

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THE BEST LAID PLANS by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A twisty yarn with few real surprises: Sheldon continues to exploit his special talent for getting down and dirty with the high and mighty. (Literary Guild selection)"
Schlockmeister Sheldon (Morning, Noon and Night, 1995, etc.) outdoes himself with an overcharged (albeit eminently readable) tale about a randy American president and the vengeful newspaper heiress he done wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A poignant memoir with a refreshing absence of melodrama or pomp."
An honest, awe-inspiring tale of bittersweet survival in the face of formidable odds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Sidney Sheldon
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"But it won't win any new converts. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
From mega-author Sheldon (The Stars Shine Down, 1992, etc.) comes a quasi-medical romance set in a large San Francisco county hospital. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIR OF THE BOOKIE'S SON by Sidney Offit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 1995

"A son's personal recollection that may strike a chord for others."
A journeyman author recounts his coming of age under the guidance of an admirable outlaw father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Solid information, but bland, wan execution."
Computers and rogue clones are unlikely to exterminate humanity, but an asteroid might. Read full book review >

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THE DOOMSDAY CONSPIRACY by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"Whitley Strieber's Communion); mediocre as a thriller, even Sheldon-style; but fascinating as one top author's earnest if inept effort (backed by a polemical postscript) to voice the kind of warning that H.G. Wells did with so much more style. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Fall)"
A science-fiction—yes, science-fiction—novel from the master of soap. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? by Sidney Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Sheldon, a schlockmeister beyond dispraise, handles his tale with stupefying skill. Hardly a simplistic sentence passes by without adding to plot and suspense. You race on despite one readable, jaw-dropping inanity after another. Oh, hell, call this is a selling review."
Laughable and ridiculous suspense but bound for big sales, seeing that Sheldon has already sold 300 million copies of his 17 earlier novels and has written over 200 TV scripts and several Broadway hits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A painstakingly researched portrait of the political landscape as the country inched toward civil war."
The second installment of the acclaimed historian and former Clinton adviser's massive study of Abraham Lincoln delves into his deeply cerebral "wilderness years" out of the political spotlight. Read full book review >