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The Other Side of Midnight

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  29,696 ratings  ·  591 reviews
Intriguing story by one of the best 20th century popular novelists
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 1973)
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This is one of my favorite books and has been for a long time - I think I have read everything by Sidney Sheldon and loved all of them!!
Jeremy Bates
I think I found this book via my mother. When I was in university, whenever I went home to visit, I'd return with a big bag of books my mom had bought and read.

One night I grabbed this from the bookshelf, not knowing what to expect. I think I had been putting it off for a while because it had a cover from the seventies and looked like pseudo romance.

Anyway, I read it in one or two sittings! I'd never read an author as breezy (and I say this is a very good way), as Sheldon. His writing is so clea
Luke Devenish
Being somewhere in the middle of the most recent Man Booker Prize winner at the moment and finding it decidedly uncompelling, I needed an antidote stat. And what better than this sordid potboiler, rediscovered on my shelves during a recent book purge? I always expect derision when I tell people of my Sidney Sheldon love, but oddly, it never comes. At least, not to my face. Perhaps this review will break the rule? Sheldon is a marvelous writer. The lessons to be learned from reading him are long ...more
Benjamin Thomas
So I inherited a lot of books from my mom and among them were about 10 Sidney Sheldon novels. I had read a couple of his years ago and while I thought they were pretty good, I wasn't compelled to go out of my way to aquire more of them. So I went into this one with a certain hopefulness but not expecting to be blown out of the water.

But I was...blown out of the water, I mean. Written in the '70s, it takes place during and shortly after WWII. But it's not "about" WWII but rather about three main
By Sidney Sheldon. Grade: A
Sidney Sheldon is one of the most prolific writers of all time. In the literary circles, he has been dubbed “the master of the unexpected”. From writing novels to screenplays to TV scripts, Sidney Sheldon has done it all. The Other Side of Midnight is the second novel of his career, the first being The Naked Face.
The story follows a beautiful French actress whose craving for passion and vengeance takes her from the gutters of Paris to the bedroom of a powerful billiona
Read when I was really, really young. Thought it was great then. Not sure how I'd feel about it now...
Upn Earnestaster
Though Sidney Shedon's "Stranger in the Mirror" affects me more strongly than any of the other books in his magnificent canon I would introduce "The Other Side of Midnight" as a flagship example to explain why Sidney Sheldon was one of the great story-tellers of the twentieth century. There are four protagonists with diverse backgrounds, and Sheldon puts them in his crucible - what emerges is a spectacularly textured epic that lifts and plunges us through the highs and lows of life.

Sheldon said
A really intriguing book from the start -as always by Sidney Sheldon. However, this time Sheldon has negated the story in the middle to the end, and it made a disappointing point of view.

Essentially, The Other Side of Midnight occurs before, during, and after World War II, but this is not a war novel. The novel deals with a love 'quadrangle'. It started with a beautiful French woman, Noelle Page. She was sold into the fashion business by her father, Mr. Jacques Page. Mr Page advises his daughter
This novel is quite enjoyable in the book 1 and book 2 of this series. I have read one of Sidney Sheldon's book before this book, Rage of Angel. I can't stop comparing similarities between those books: heroine- beautiful, intelligent women, sex& pleasure, and tragedy. In this book, there are 2 leading female characters and both of them are very sexy, beautiful and really intelligent. Somehow, the heroine are made way too much amazing that I can imagine them in real life. Over-depicted. I per ...more
Heart-gripping but totally wicked. I read this book when I was in high school and loved so very much. But that time it was borrowed and now I got my own personal copy. As this is my second read of the book, I was really glad I feel the same way I felt the first time I read it. Even much better.

It has got to be the most suspenseful book where you do not see the twist until at the very end. It is a brilliant twist! The storyline was utterly amazing and he had such a masterful mind. And the book is
Connie N.
I read this book when it first came out (in the 70's) and remember it as being amazing, but I had forgotten the details. This time when I picked it up it was with a sense of anticipation, and I was not disappointed. Sheldon writes so well, compelling the reader to hurry from page to page to find out what will happen. The characters are well-rounded and exciting, not necessarily likeable but always forceful and interesting. The story could be considered commonplace--romance and murder--but instea ...more
Two totally different woman crossed path because of the same purpose to fight for one man.

Noelle Page a true born beauty, was raised as a princess because she possessed an extraordinaire beauty that nobody has ever seen. She was raised by her Parents, protected and cared by his Father who wouldn’t let anyone touch his daughter unless you can give him fortune.

Catherine Alexanders A simple girl, with a simple dream. TO make her family stay together and to embark a future that could hold a tight d
Desiree Koh
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It's a very addictive book with the combination of Dumas, Wilde and Archer. The book is basically about power and its consequences, which is just beautiful.

The writing is all very dark and haunting, with elements of surprises. One would never know certain events would occur until it happened. It leaves the reader asking questions incessantly and of course, the perfect ending.
This is the first book I read of this author. It doesn't happen often when I'm in awe with an author's writing skill more than the story and characters he created in a book. Absolutely brilliant and clever writer. The summary of the story may seem simple but do not let it deceive you as it is as complex as it can get. Because the characters have more layers of depth under the surface that you will not be able to write them off simply as good and bad. The author kept me on edge the whole time and ...more
If i have to Describe this book in two words i would say "Deliciously wicked ".

To start with, The plot revolves around Larry Douglas, Noelle Page and Catherine Alexander.Catherine and Noelle are both born in 1919. Catherine, from Chicago, grows to young adulthood, somewhat naive.
Noelle, from Marseille, France, grows to young adulthood somewhat naive too, but early on she falls in love with Douglas, who inadvertently twists her. He beds her and dumps her, and she never recovers. She turns into a
I first read this book back in 1971, when it was published. I really liked it then, so I decided to read it again just to see what I thought now. I liked it! I read many of Sheldon's books back in the 70's and they all had a similar theme: A young innocent woman from a poor background experiences a horrible betrayal by a man. She vows to get revenge and so, with determination, intelligence and beauty, she becomes rich and powerful enough to so.
It reads somewhat like a fairytale, but it kept me i
Luara Modesto
This book is fantastic! It's the first one i read by Sidney Sheldon and I just loved the way he built the story of the main characters induvidually, until they crossed and became the same.
The story is super catchy and the characters are fascinating.
A thriller of romantic and personal politics. Sidney Sheldon was a true master of the page turner, and this three way thread is no exception. The parallel lives of two women living through a hard knocks school are both turned into dream worlds by the enigmatic womaniser, Larry Douglas. The feckless social conscience is not enough to extinguish the burning desire both women feel for Douglas and their involvement with him is a rollercoaster of emotions with spectacular peaks and terrifying dark tr ...more
A.Z. Green
This book was absolutely brilliant.

It's the first Sidney Sheldon book I read, handed down to me by my mum. Though this probably wouldn't be something I'd choose from a pile of books initially, but because it was recommended to me I gave it a go. And the blurb did sound intriguing but it didn't do the book justice. It certainly didn't prepare me for what I got.

Noelle and Catherine, the two main female characters were very different and yet very similiar too. They both love the same man, Larry Do
Chrissie (is stuck in the 19th century)
I've read suspense, and though I haven't read every last bit of them, I've read enough Gardner and Grisham (and count Koontz if you will) for this to not impress me at all. I don't know what this novel accomplished; heck, I don't even know who the protagonist/s is/are. There's too much detail IMO, so much that it took forever for the story to get to the point. Not to mention the boring mid-part that didn't contribute to the story. And ironically, it still seemed like everything is going fast-for ...more
My first Sidney Sheldon and perhaps not the last. The whole story is set on 1940's set during the world war scenario in the glittering world of glamour and grandeur of theatre, fashion and business.It revolves around three characters involved in a love triangle where a new and a powerful character jumps in and has quite an impact which gives the book a perfect and unpredictable ending.
A crude, memorable and a glamorous story with a beautiful parallel development of characters.
At times, it se
Heena P.
Brilliant read. Completely astonishing and mind-blowing! I love all of Sidney Sheldon's book and this one's a favourite. An amazing story of beautiful and powerfully wealthy people. Loved the end and absolutely loved the part of Constantin Demeris. Absolutely engaging.

This book is all about Noel. A beautiful young girl who was sexually exploited in her childhood by her father and later sold to a guy who also exploited her sexually. Finally she runs away and then meets Larry Douglas, our hero. He
Lauren DeStefano
When I was fourteen, my mother checked this book out for me at the library and said, "Have at it." It is the only book my mother recommended to me, seeing as how she's never been much of a reader, but it left an impression on her and she wanted to share that with me.

It may have been the first adult book I ever read. And eleven years later, I came across it at a book fair and had to buy it for nostalgia's sake. I began flipping through it, and wound up reading it all over again, and loving it ev
Lucky Lee
This book was recommended by a friend and I could never thank her enough for not stopping in asking me to read this. The book for me is a bit heavy beause of all the information that it has. Aside from the characters that it have. Each characters plays a specific role that makes the main character who they are. How their actions affects how they feel, think and act and how they mold the main character for the person he/she was. Just like how a person becomes who he/she is in real life. I was ama ...more
This interesting story of power, conceit, arrogance and betrayal is masterfully woven around WWII. It's primary weakness is lack of proper judgement for some characters and its conclusion. 7 of 10 stars
Pat Cromwell
Great book -- great semi mystery. I must admit that I hated when the villian-chick got her come uppance and the goody two shoe chick came out on top. Felt very sorry for the hero. Of course he got played big time. This was one of those influential books I read when I was a teen and into my mid twenties that set the course for the type of books I devour now adays and the "Soap opera get the heck out of here" themes that I love. This book was made into a movie and I remember going to the show all ...more
Benito Pablo
One of the best books I've read. Sidney Sheldon delivers.
Tammy Walton Grant
Jun 11, 2010 Tammy Walton Grant added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tammy by: snuck my mom's copy
Yet another book that I read when I was probably too young to do so! I remember reading this one while I was sick in bed with the mumps as a kid. It was my mom's book - and I stole it from her bedside table. I was quite titillating to me at the time -- SEX!!!!! but I don't really remember much about it except a character named Larry and the main character got screwed over HUGE. Maybe I should re-read this one - and shelf it as "cheesy 70s potboilers".
Sydney shows his talent again with this book about two women obsessed with a man.

You have this sweet girl who is betrayed by his husband but still insists on his love, and the selfish and ambitious actress who ran across the man in dispute at an early age and, since that moment, centers her life in resuming their love story.
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Was an American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), Hart to Hart (1979-84), and The Patty Duke Show (1963-66), but it was not until after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling novels such as Master of the Gam ...more
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