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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sidney Sheldon Dies

He is one of those authors that everyone has read. The master of "masala novels" ( No disparagement - I have read all his novels) , he knew the pulse of his readers churning out one best-seller after another. He also inspired a legion of movies based on his novels ( I distinctly remember the tamil movie " Makkal en Pakkam" that was based on his book "Rage of Angels").

A little know fact about Sheldon is that he has also won the Oscar (for Screenplay) & Tony awards and was the creator of the popular sitcom "I dream of Jeannie". May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Ishu says...

    One of the best and gripping storytellers of our times.May his soul rest in peace.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:36 AM  

  • Truly the SP Muthuraman or the Manmohan Desai of English novels :).

    Read most of his novels and my favourites are
    a) The Doomsday Conspiracy - UFO background, quite engrossing
    b) The Sands of Time - Basque Revolution as the background - fast paced
    c) If Tomorrow comes - Touted as his best.

    Most of the others have a similar story. Woman gets betrayed; she struggles hard and rises to the top; takes revenge.

    May his soul rest in peace.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:37 AM  

  • I thought he was some kinda novelist for the chicks...Any actress like to show off that i read Sheldon during their interviews, even though they wouldnt have crossed 10th std.

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 11:33 AM  

  • hmm..Not missed any of his books.. Most of the indian films were inspired (not wholly atleast partly )4m his works like..

    If tomorrow comes -> Dhoom 2
    Tell me your dreams -> Anniyan

    My favevourites i would say

    Windmills of gods
    Memories of midnight
    Master of the game

    May his soul RIP..

    By Blogger Hell's Angel, at 9:00 PM  

  • ishu - u bet.

    arune - yeah, all his novels had strong women characters.

    gorm - :-)

    hell - sure, there were a few other inspirations too.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 9:41 PM  

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