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The Other Side Of Midnight (Midnight #1)

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An innocent American girl becomes a bewildered pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.
Paperback, 462 pages
Published 1976 by Pan Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1973)
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Sunil Kumar A beautiful story. Very good entertainment. I loved it.
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This story is driven by Love, Lust, Hatred and Revenge between 4 characters: Noelle, an incredibly beautiful actress who chase to revenge the man she love and hate in every bit of her passion Larry Douglas. A tycoon Demiris who get into this revenge and Catherine, a normal girl who is the pawn in this game of revenge... till her life turns up side down.

This Sheldon's book made me HATE anti-heroine/hero that I've never been before, ugh. The book is told from Catherine and Noelle's POV and I hate
Mar 03, 2009 Tana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 28, 2011 Jeremy Bates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 16, 2011 Luke Devenish rated it really liked it
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
Sep 07, 2012 VaultOfBooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 05, 2016 Elizabeta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book! The story, the characters... And the ending! Totally unexpected :D

Mar 03, 2008 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Luara Modesto
Jan 17, 2013 Luara Modesto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
Anangsha Alammyan
Such love, such heartbreak, such tragedy.

I wasn't deterred from reading it again because I had so much love for the female lead Catherine, and I yearned to undertake the journey with her one more time.
Aug 26, 2010 Darlyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Desiree Koh
Sep 26, 2009 Desiree Koh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 10, 2012 Rin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Connie N.
Oct 21, 2012 Connie N. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 03, 2015 Naddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Dec 09, 2013 Ritwik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 29, 2013 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
May 22, 2015 Cherie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 20, 2016 Portia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember seeing this book for sale in airport bookstores back in the 1970s. I may even have a copy somewhere. I decided to read it because it was recommended by one character to another in the HBO limited series "The Night of ...", which tells the story of a young American-born student of Pakistani ancestry and how he is profiled for the murder of a girl he met once. The head guy at the prison recommends two books to him, this one and The Call of the Wild.

I can't say I really liked the book, t
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So this was my first book by Sidney Sheldon and I can assure you that all million and one fans of Sidney Sheldon are absolutely not kidding. Sidney Sheldon has been dubbed as ‘the master of the unexpected’ in literary circles. You would never believe after reading The Other Side Of Midnight that this book was merely his second book.

The plot revolves around two women : Noelle Page and Catherine Alexander.

Noelle, was born in a French
Pradyota Prakash
This is such an amazing book! Leaves you spellbound and you won't stop reading after you start it! He creates such powerful characters bringing out their strengths, flaws, imperfections, insecurities almost as if they existed! The book is full of twists,fast-paced and the climax leaves you thinking about this book for days. Sheldon brings out the whole spectrum of human emotions in its rawest form and its beautifully described! This book will remain one of my all-time favourites, I wish I could ...more
Sadaf Hashmi
Mar 03, 2015 Sadaf Hashmi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome climax could ever be given to any book...
literally hats off to sidney sheldons..
Aug 11, 2011 Gwilym rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 29, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a tale! After reading “The Other Side of Midnight” I am reminded of why Sidney Sheldon is called a master storyteller. This book was actually un-putdown-able, there was no part while reading that I felt there was a lull or drop in the thrill.

This is one of the greatest story of love, lust, revenge and hate all rolled into one, that I have read in a long time. Sheldon weaves a tale so grand and detailed that cumulates in the one of the most unforeseen ending, which will knock you off your s
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Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007) 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 twenty-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 no
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