Search Results: "Sidney Sheldon"


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 >

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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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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 >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF ME by Sidney Sheldon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Like the rough draft for the real memoir, the one with a personality included."
The life and times of the novelist, screenwriter, Hollywood mini-mogul and borderline workaholic. 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 >

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT by Sidney Sheldon
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"It may be thin, flawed, and empty, but reading it is as involuntary as breathing. (Literary Guild main selection; satellite author tour)"
The old slushmeister's plots (Nothing Lasts Forever, 1994, etc.) may be paper-thin, his characters watery, his moralities sugar-dusted, but once again his perfectly empty stylein a broken family romance set in Boston and points exoticserves him unfailingly. Read full book review >

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THE STARS SHINE DOWN by Sidney Sheldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Savvy Sheldon knows that nothing becomes the rich and famous like a little scandal, and that a faux-morality tale like Lara's needs an upbeat ending to play big—as this one will, right to the top. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
It may conclude in 1992, but Sheldon's latest is sheer 80's excess—the compulsively readable, sin-laden saga of a tycooness who's part Donald Trump, part Leona Helmsley. Read full book review >

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PHILIP SIDNEY by Alan Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the accretion of detail upon detail sometimes slows the narrative flow, Stewart provides a textured insight into the society that shaped the poet. (14 illustrations, 13 b&w plates)"
A lengthy account of a short life. Read full book review >

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DON’T CALL ME SIDNEY by Jane Sutton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Gallio's muted and stylish acrylic-and-collage illustrations add a spark of whimsy and fun to what might otherwise have been a pedestrian piggy parable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sidney the pig discovers that he is quite a poet when he pens a verse for his best friend, Gabie the duck, on her birthday. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF MOLLY SHELDON by Julian F. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For better treatments of the subject, check out Stephanie Tolans Save Halloween (1993) or Kathryn Laskys Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994), both of which examine clashing values in American small towns with—if not sympathy—a modicum of respect for both sides. (Fiction. 11- 15)"
This savage diatribe against would-be book and film censors contains little of the wit or engaging intellectual discourse that animates most novels by Thompson (Philo Fortune's Awesome Journey to His Comfort Zone, p. 641, etc.). Read full book review >