A Stranger in the Mirror

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A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.

A DISILLUSIONED WOMAN. Jill Castle came to Hollywood to be a star ? and discovered she had to buy her way with her body.

A WORLD OF PREDATORS. Here they are bound to each other by a love so ruthless, so strong, it is more than human ? and less...

In a world of predators a ...

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Overview

A LONELY MAN. Toby Temple is a super star and a super bastard, a man adored by his fans and plagued by suspicion and distrust.

A DISILLUSIONED WOMAN. Jill Castle came to Hollywood to be a star — and discovered she had to buy her way with her body.

A WORLD OF PREDATORS. Here they are bound to each other by a love so ruthless, so strong, it is more than human — and less...

In a world of predators a lonely man and a dissilusioned girl are bound to each other by a love so ruthless it is more than human -- and less.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446356572
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 133,281
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sidney Sheldon

Novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon remains one of the world's top bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and have been published in dozens of languages—Guinness World Records heralds him as one of the most translated authors in the world. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar award.

Biography

Best known today for his exciting blockbuster novels, Sidney Sheldon was the author of The Best Laid Plans, Nothing Lasts Forever, The Stars Shine Down, The Doomsday Conspiracy, Memories of Midnight, The Sands of Time, Windmills of the Gods, If Tomorrow Comes, Master of the Game, Rage of Angels, Bloodline, A Stranger in the Mirror, and The Other Side of Midnight. Almost all of them were number-one international bestsellers. His first book, The Naked Face, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "the best first mystery of the year" and received an Edgar Award. Most of his novels became major feature films or TV miniseries, and there are more than 275 million copies of his books in print throughout the world.

Before he became a novelist, Sheldon had already won a Tony Award for Broadway's Redhead and an Academy Award for The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. He has written the screenplays for twenty-three motion pictures, including Easter Parade (with Judy Garland) and Annie Get Your Gun. In addition, he penned six other Broadway hits and created three long-running television series, including Hart to Hart and I Dream of Jeannie, which he also produced. A writer who delighted millions with his award-winning plays, movies, novels, and television shows, Sidney Sheldon reigned as one of the most popular storytellers of all time.

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Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Sheldon:

"When I was 17, I was happy to be working in a drugstore, because I could steal enough sleeping pills to commit suicide."

"I have bi-polar syndrome and was not aware what was disturbing me until I received an Academy Award and went to see a psychiatrist."

"I have worked 7 days a week as long as I can remember. A business manager of mine gave me $25 worth of tennis lessons. I went down to my tennis court and we played once a week. I really enjoyed it. Playing with the pro one day, my teacher said to me that the money had been spent and did I want to continue. I started to say yes, then I realized that I didn't want to be out on the tennis court. I wanted to be in my office writing. That was 25 years ago and I haven't been on my tennis court since."

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 11, 1917
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago, Illinois
    1. Date of Death:
      January 30, 2007

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    ladysevill

    Did not care for it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2010

    Classic Sheldon

    I haven't read a Sidney Sheldon book in years, and now I remember why. Stranger in the Mirror is classic Sheldon--sexist, classist, homophobic, soap opera, but if you know that going in and are not looking for intellectual stimulation, then this is a quick read. Only in the world of Sheldon characters can a man who attempts to stab to death his sister's Mexican laborer lover be seen as having made an unfortunate but ultimately forgivable lapse of judgement, but God-forbid the woman that he wants to marry having made a porno-flick years before. Again, a quick read when you've got nothing better to do, but you may have to remind yourself more than once that what you're reading was intended to be dramatic stuff.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2003

    A Sheldon Fan!!

    For us Sheldon readers, we are always hungry for more until we reach the climax in any of his books and discover some mind spinning twists about a charater that run chills down our spine, but unfortunately, I was so convinced that the twist would be about a specific character that when I came to the conclusion, I was left hanging. I may be the only person who wasn't completely satisfied by this book, but it was still worth reading. Besides, I was surprised the book had a creepy ending. If he was willing to experiment, Sheldon should try a horror novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    Masterful!

    The prologue was the best beginning of any book I've read and its tie-in with the ending was genius. You gotta read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Read this a while back and I thought it was great. Just reread i

    Read this a while back and I thought it was great. Just reread it and had to laugh, the twists were so much better back when, but I still enjoyed it, Maybe I'm becoming jaded, LOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Lol

    Wow pg.15-20 dies with laughter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Great book!!!

    Gfreat book (as all Sheldon books are).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    gripping

    this is one of sheldons best. i recommend it as good reading. although i didnt like how it ended. jill should.have been allowed to complete her life with david, her one true love. she planned it all, right down to tobys demise. read it and enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2001

    Enjoyable

    This book has been passed around my whole family and most of my co-workers. We all loved this book and recomend it to anyone and everyone. Although in the beginning I found it a bit difficult to stay on track with the two stories being told it was worth sticking it out. For teenagers or adults of any race, it just doesn't matter. The book is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2001

    An unpredictible book on ups & downs of Hollywood

    Yes, this is one of my favourite Sheldon book. I was earlier avoiding the book as the summary did not seem to be matching his other works like Bloodline, Naked Face But I was proved wrong. This book has all ingredients of love,hate, power, vengenance and of course tragedy. An almost realistic book. I liked the ending and also the elaborate narrations of the rise of Toby Temple as a Hollywood star.Though the book has only a few characters the book is fun and unputdonwable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2001

    My Favorite!

    This was by far the best book I've ever read! I finished it in no time because it was impossible to set down for even a minute! The details were all so vivid, and I felt as if I knew the characters! An excellent novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2000

    Another BestSeller by Sheldon

    This is another great book by Sidney Sheldon which is impossible to put down. Sheldon goes in great detail in portraying the characters, and the plot is amazing!

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