Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Favourite Book

One of the late author's many books!

No, this book has nothing to do with The Prince of Persia, though I am happy that Sidney Sheldon thought of the title much earlier before the aforementioned film came out earlier this month.
Sands of Time by Sidney Sheldon is one of my favourite books by this author which tells about the plight of a group of four women who come from totally different backgrounds. They have to put aside their differences to survive and stay alive. Set in Spain in 1976, this book describes the turmoils of Graciela, who harbours a mysterious secret; Teresa, who eventually betrays her new found friends; Lucia from Sicily who is wanted for murder and Megan who, after living for many years in a monastery, eventually finds out that she is the heiress to a multi-million dollar conglomerate.
Sheldon couldn't have made this book more interesting with four diverse characters to make the story spellbinding. Of course, my favourite character from the novel is Megan. It is nice to dream about an existence void of wealth and later to fall into the lap of luxury. One can only dream. But then again, that is the master that Sheldon is. He lets you dream through his characters!


  1. hi teacher'
    have you read any Tom Clancy's novels?I read it last week,and it's different from any novel's that I've read before.Just for 1 paragraph,there are about 4 different situation.Every situation had 3 or 4 characters.So I ask myself,why should i wastin' my life readin' this dizzy-dazzle novel.But if you want to help me,YES you may.
    Besides,helping other humans is a good attitude.=]

  2. hmmm..ikeep thinking what the book is about....i"ll just read a book about
    "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and i still not sure about it....

  3. Shafik;
    Yes, I have read two of Tom Clancy's books. Although, they are not the sort of books I like to read, but i enjoyed reading them nevertheless. Interestingly, I know one of his books have been turned into a movie. Good books always end up as movies!

  4. Faizal;
    I'm not familiar with the author. I guess I only read books that are on the best sellers' list. But, don't give up. Just go ahead and read. By all means, if there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask for my assistance. Thanks for dropping by.