Sidney Sheldon- The Master Storyteller

When it comes to suspense novels, the only writer that crosses my mind is none other than the master storyteller, Sidney Sheldon. His books are what kept me awake aside from cross stitching on my graveyard shifts during the Pockebell days. I love this man and I love his novels. He has this different way of writing that will give you thrills and the desire to read his books from cover to cover. His novels are about interesting people who are caught in dangerous situations with very unpredictable endings that will keep you guessing until the end. This formula I guess is what makes his novels exciting and thrilling. 
Sidney Sheldon passed away on January 30, 2007 at the age of 89. He has over 200 television scripts, twenty-five major motion pictures, six Broadway plays and eighteen novels which have sold over 300 million copies (source). No doubt that this man was a genius.  
I have read all the books above and I love them all. If you will ask me if I will read them all again if given the chance, my answer would be a big YES without second thoughts.
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Reportage on Crime

I love reading novels about crime and detective stories that is why I love Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham. Not only their stories are interesting but also the way the novels are written. As per local books, I love those written by Bob Ong because of the humorous real life experiences. Now I am currently reading “Reportage on Crime” authored by Nick Joaquin (Quijano de Manila), Philippines’ National Artist for Literature. This is the second local book I read after two decades. “Reportage on Crime” is a narrative of 13 anthology of true crime stories that hit the headlines in 1960’s. Well, the crimes here are peanuts compared to today’s crimes but what interesting about this book is how the author analyzes the character, motive, period and ambiance. I am fascinated also by the known personalities, both from showbiz and elite society, who were involved in homicides and other crimes in 1960’s. 

The way the narrations are written made me realize why Nick Joaquin was proclaimed as National Artist of the Philippines in 1976. The way he writes, he can be ranked with my favorite authors.

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