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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    The usual

    True to Sidney Sheldon's style of writing. Not as good as some of his other books. Easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2005

    Disappointing ... mystery or romance? hmmm!

    Four deaths in four locations - the link is that the victims work for the same agency -- KIG a 'think tank' institution. Global 'problem solvers' is a great premise for a plot but Sheldon does not deliver in depth. Are You Afraid of the Dark is a shallow writing. The author renders a 'script' that delivers a screenplay. The dialog exchanges are weak in content and relevance. The story would catch more attention as a lightweight, two-hour TV film. Sidney Sheldon's name attracts readers because of the reputation he has established with award-winning screenplays, and such¿ The story picks up momentum of promised intrigue but stops dead¿ off and on¿ describing character's clothing, how he/she dressed for a date, how many Armani suits hang in the closet, where they went on dates, and other trivial thinking, so that, if those aspects were removed from the story, it would not harm the writing at all. Sheldon doesn't fail on all counts¿ favorable are the technology aspects, such as business cards with microdot for tracing, the voice recording and voice impression units the two protagonists, Diane and Kelly kick butt with their brainpower to outwit the antagonists -- often, but alas all ladies are 'lovely oval face¿ lovely figures¿ etc.' -- a definite turnoff to what COULD HAVE BEEN a deeper read and a page turner. Positive is the interesting plot, albeit faltering. Is this a romance or mystery¿ I say hmm? -- The suspense and dialog are weak. The ending is strangely farcical, but you will cheer much for disabled brother Andrew Kingsley. Recommended for readers who want a lightweight read. (Based on the paperback printing)

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