Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sidney Sheldon

I love the novels of Sidney Sheldon. I used to read a lot of them and have a collection of of his books, but I give it to a friend prior to my moving here. A master storyteller, Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) garnered international praise and recognition the world over. The winner of an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award, Sheldon has over 200 television scripts, twenty-five major motion pictures, six Broadway plays, eighteen novels (which have sold over 300 million copies) and one memoir to his credit, ranking him as one of the world's most prolific writers. Sidney Sheldon passed away on January 30, 2007. To find out about his entire life, scan the Sidney Sheldon Timeline.
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He struggled with bipolar disorder for years; he contemplated suicide at 17 (talked out of it by his father, who discovered him), as detailed in his autobiography published in 2005.
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"I try to write my books so the reader can't put them down," he explained in a 1982 interview. "I try to construct them so when the reader gets to the end of a chapter, he or she has to read just one more chapter. It's the technique of the old Saturday afternoon serial: leave the guy hanging on the edge of the cliff at the end of the chapter."

7 comments:

Denise said...

My momma liked his books.

Lulu said...

I love him too... Memories of MIdnight is my all-time favorite of his books

Deare Diary said...

You sound like you really enjoy reading and it shows in your posts.

anna said...

Love Sidney Sheldon...one of my two favorite authors...one's Danielle Steel...

Raine said...

I have never read any of his books yet, but after reading your post, I feel like I now want to read his books. I'll try buying one these days. =)

Sidney said...

Shame on me..I never read any book he wrote... looks like it is time I do!

And I like his name! ;-)

Mistika said...

I love his books all of they.