The year was 1980. My mom and dad both read this novel and it was then lying about. Mom couldn’t stop talking about this Book.
I picked up the book. One of my first big-boy books. And read it. It was a difficult read but that was because I wasn’t getting much; and more so coz I was, till recently, was on a staple diet of Hardy Boys, Tintin, Phantom and Amar Chitra Katha. But I persisted and was rewarded with a terrific well-told Story.
The plot and characters are well-drawn. Fresh and thrilling. Without using too much sex and violence...
Sidney Sheldon, I was to learn, was a well-known writer. Wrote popular books. read all over the world. What surprised me was that such a hit book was made into a b-grade TV movie.
This book has a strong female lead - I think that's why mom liked it. Without modern cliches, she goes on to make a life for herself. A brilliant woman that she is.
A wonderful literary ploy.
And the big twist, after a dozen small twists. This story has not lost one bit of its charm over the years. Its aged so well that one day, if I do get the chance, will make it into a webseries.
They don’t write such novels anymore. You are today expected to write things that you go thru. Shuks.
So, if you are a book reader and looking for a rounded entertainer, pick this book.
This book deserves more than the 5 stars that I grade on.
A little about the plot. Its the story of Jennifer Parker who gets screwed on the first day of her job. So bad that she goes thru hell to get back on her feet and establish her law practice. She then is torn between two great power blocks. Not to mention the subplot about her son.