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He Sees You When You're Sleeping: Dia Melihatmu Selagi Kau Tidur

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  4,614 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Setelah 46 tahun menanti dengan sia-sia di ruang tunggu surgawi, Sterling Brooks diturunkan kembali ke bumi. Dia bertugas untuk mengenali orang yang memiliki masalah dan membantu orang itu memecahkan masalahnya. Jika misi ini berhasil, Sterling akan mendapat izin masuk ke surga selama 24 jam untuk ikut merayakan Natal.

Sterling, sosok yang bukan lagi manusia tapi bukan pula...more
Paperback, 229 pages
Published January 2002 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 2001)
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I grabbed this book out of my bookshelf on my way out the door this morning. I wanted to read something Christmasy. I thought it would take a few days. I do a great deal of reading on break at work. Instead I ended up taking this one home and finishing it at the kitchen table. I wouldn't say its a great book but I really like it. The characters are good. You want them to win. In fact I ended up liking one of the evil brothers. Its not a book where you have to think hard. Its a sugar cookie book-...more
Danylle DuPris
"He Sees You When You're Sleeping" by Mary Higgins Clark is such an amazing book, I did not want to put it down once I started reading it. It's such a inspiration. Sterling is such a kind hearted person since he found out he was really selfish. Sterling had to make a deal with The Heavenly Council, help someone on Earth and if succeeded, be able to go to the Heavenly Christmas Party. He went back to help this little girl, Marissa. If Sterling could help Marissa she could finally have her wish co...more
David Caldwell
I am going to start with a little story.I like to read Christmas related books around Christmas.Usually I go with mysteries since they are the easiest to find.This year I was lucky enough to find the reprints of the Christmas mysteries by Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark.Upon reading them I realized I was missing one.I could not find He Sees You When You Are Sleeping.My mother also read all of the books I found and looked for the last one as well.I figured I was going to h...more
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Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001
Length: 4 hours and 36 min.

Publisher's Summary
Meet Sterling Brooks. His was not an exemplary life; his misdeeds were few. His were sins of omission, not commission.

A few days before Christmas, Sterling watches those around him gain passage through the celestial gates. The Heavenly Council poses a test - Sterling will be sent back to earth and given an opportunity to prove his worthiness by helping...more
Bacaan ringan sebelum tidur. Gue membaca buku ini selama beberapa malam sebelum gue tidur.

Biasanya, buku yang gue suka banget, selalu gue 'habiskan' maksimal dalam dua malam. Tapi buku ini, kayaknya hampir semingguan deh HAHAHAHA..

Bukannya ngga menarik. Buku ini menarik. Kalo gue bacanya pas tahun 90-an kali yah. Pas gue masih sd. Jadi feelnya masih berasa.
Soalnya kayaknya latar belakang ceritanya juga rada jadul gitu. Jadi berasa nonton film dimana pemeran wanitanya rambutnya keriting dikuncir...more
A nice novella for Christmas -- goes well with hearth/home...

We've enjoyed virtually every Mary Higgins Clark book (all of them), including her last Christmas season book also co-authored with her daughter Carol (who we're not particularly fond of), but it's not really obvious two authors are at work (unlike, for example, the two Stephen King / Peter Straub collaborations). This pleasant little tale of an angel wannabe coming back to earth to earn his full passage through the pearly gates has j...more
A cute Christmas read in the style of It's a Wonderful Life.
I listened to this book on tape, and found it very slow going. The protagonist, a deceased lawyer trying to earn his way to heaven, tries to help a little girl who's separated from her father. It's sweet, but the plot is so simple that it could have been told with much less tedious detail. I also thought the authors' view of heaven was a bit strange. Oh well, maybe it's just not a good book to hear read aloud.
I got this book and a week or so later got a kitten. I had no name for him and everything did not fit. I had put this book on the shelf and remembered there was a name I liked. I opened the book and said, "Sterling?" he let out a meow and I said a gouple more names then again I said "Sterling" and he meowed. He was MY Christmas Angel.
Suzanne Strack
To be fair, this just wasn't my 'type' of book. I enjoy reading suspense and mystery, and knowing Mary Higgins Clark, I assumed that's what I was getting when I picked this up at a used book sale. So it's not a bad book, it's just not my thing.
Also, it had a very strong "It's a Wonderful Life" theme, where the main character, Sterling, "gets his wings," or becomes an angel. I didn't really like this, because it's been done before.
Finally, I almost felt that my 12 year-old could have written this...more
Nov 10, 2011 Gail rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Linda Sullivan
I loved this book. Fast paced and very funny. Junior and Eddie are hilarious! A couple of bumbling idiots. Their mother is also funny. I love how Sterling realizes his mistakes he made in life while he was alive...
This book was at the place I'm renting at the beach. It was okay - a light, cute book. I found the whole idea of a heavenly waiting room creepy, though. The main character was flawed, to be sure, but it was not passive-aggressive behavior but self-centered thoughtlessness he displayed. Making him wait almost half a century before even clueing him in on his faults? I'd say it was the Celestial Council who were passive-aggressive! It was clear the authors don't know what the term means. But a biza...more
The concept of a Celestial Waiting Room freaks me out a lot, actually, so I had to sort of set myself away from the core of the story from the outset--never a good idea if you're trying to get into the characters. Really, my favorite part of this was the constant references of Sterling's being behind the times. It's fun to look at the stuff that is completely familiar to you and realize how short a time it's been in vogue--fashion and language being the easiest examples. And even then, this book...more
After forty-six years of sitting in the celestial waiting room right outside the gates of heaven, Sterling Brooks is finally summoned before the Heavenly Council. Eight female and male saints explain to Sterling that he did not use his time on earth performing good deeds. For the most part he remained an uncommitted and indifferent person, more interested in himself than anyone else. He is given a chance to make up for his previous failings on earth by returning there and helping a person who ne...more
At first, from the title, alone, I thought it would be a murder mystery; or at least a story of someone being stalked. Far from it. The principal characters are a once-upon-a-time lawyer who has spent 46 years in the "waiting room" of Heaven, waiting to go through the Pearly Gates. Rather self-centered and somewhat of a curmudgeon, he had never really done anything significant for anyone. The "Heavenly Council" sends him to Earth to find someone who desperately needs his help. Enter a little gir...more
Un hombre, Sterling, lleva esperando más de 40 años para entrar en el cielo. Durante esa espera a visto pasra a cientos de personas por las puertas que desprenden una maravillosa luz. Tras quedarse solo en la "sala de espera", el consejo celestial le da una oportunidad de entrar si ayuda a alguien en la tierra. Él cree que va a ser algo tan fácil como ayudar a una ancianita a cruzar la calle, pero en realidad va a ser algo mucho más grande que hará que cambie para toda la eternidad.

Sterling tien...more
April Suter
Sterling hasn't quite made it to heaven yet and would like to make it before the next Christmas but his life he led on Earth wasn't just what was expected of him. So the council gives him an opportunity to help someone and he finds Marissa crying. Marissa's daddy and grandmother Nor Nor are not home. It seems they have witnessed a criminal brother duo in action and now waiting the trial. Sterling needs to use this brain to find a solution to keep everyone safe and get the families together for C...more
Vanessa Kay Concon
The story circled around a man who died and can only go to heaven by returning back to earth and prove His worth by Helping someone in need.

Just like her other holiday books she incorporates suspense in it which drew me to reading it. One thing that I liked about this book is aside from being a holiday suspense book it also teaches a lesson. Her usual style of "who done it" is not added in the story but I was amazed of how she put a lot of suspense in it.

Not one of my favorites but is still a go...more
Sterling Brooks, who after passing, was forced to stay in Heaven's waiting room for over forty-six human years. Finally he was called upon by the Heavenly Council and was told that in order to get through the gates in time for the holiday party/gathering, he had to go back to Earth and help someone.

Back on Earth he meets 7 year old Marissa who seems very troubled; with her father Billy Campbell and his mother Nor Kelly in the Witness Protection Program. Sterling, with the Heavenly Council's hel...more
My Mom passed this book on to me knowing that at Christmas time my most favorite place in the world is the ice skating rink under the big Christmas tree at Rockefellar Center in New York City. That location is the major point of interest at the start of this book. Saddly, for me, that moment was the highlight of this book for me. I found it to be a very slow read that didn't entice me to turn to the next page. I have heard a lot about Mary Higgins Clark's mystery/suspense writings but, not havin...more
Dawn Leitheuser
Not my usual choice to read, but I must admit I found it very enjoyable. Sterling is a great character to learn a valuable lesson
Xmas story about angel who needs to do a good deed to get into heaven. Helps a little girl on Christmas.
This was a charming, funny Christmas themed "thriller" about two thugs with a deep devotion to their mama, a father and grandmother forced into the witness protection program and the forlorn little girl left behind. Sterling Brooks has been waiting around just outside Heaven's doors for almost 50 years. Although he hasn't been a Scrooge, he has been neglectful of his fellow humans and a council of angels decide to send him to earth to try and redeem himself by helping someone in need. He finds t...more
Brenda Bittle
Marrie *I Only Date Fictional Boys*
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

Yes, I know I'm totally lame for reading this book. But I wanted a christmasy, cheesy, fun book and this seemed to do the trick, since I was grinning by the end. I was thoroughly entertained for most of the book, and even if it wasn't the most thought-provoking or interesting thing I've ever read, I thought it was a lot of fun, especially for this time of year. And I thought the message, although delivered in a very preachy way, was a fairly good one. So, in a nut...more
Uneven theology for a Christmas book.
Mandy Huot
Very touching story with the right balance of mystery to keep you wondering how he's going to help Marissa. There's a movie out about it, that I can't wait to request from the library and watch now that I've finished reading the book.
Dec 07, 2008 Jodi rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: christmas, thrillers
Mary Higgins Clark is always a fun read. It's my guilty Christmas pleasure. I don't have to think too hard but her books always keep me guessing. Marissa is a 7 year old whose father and grandmother are placed into the witness protection program because they were accidental witnesses to an arson. Marissa misses them horribly over the year they are gone, and the angels up in Heaven send her someone to help put her family back together again just in time for Christmas. Light, pleasant, quick read!
Jodi Woody
This was a nice Christmas read. Nothing too involved. It has some of the same elements as "It's a Wonderful Life". I read it over Christmas a little every night before bed. It is written by one of my favorite authors Mary Higgins Clark and daughter, Carol Higgins Clark.
Sterling Brooks has spent 46 years in heaven's waiting room. Self-absorbed in life, he isn't granted access to heaven until he fills a mission on earth to help someone. Marissa is pining for her father and grandmother who are in witness protection. This is something Marissa doesn't know; she just misses them desperately.
Sterling helps Marissa and manages to bring her father and grandmother home for Christmas.
It is an excellent story from two great mystery writers.
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Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its sevent...more
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