The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
October 16, 2010 § 4 Comments
Title: The Naked Face
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: Warner Books
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Action, Thriller, Psychological
Details: Paperback, 316 pages
The story was told in a simple language and easy to understand, but it was predictable and too straight forward. For me, a thriller book should make me thing harder what was going on and keep on guessing what is happening? who’s the real mastermind? how the hero will proceed to prove his innocent? This book have a bit of those things but not that much. It was an easy one. However, I loved the sessions of Judd and his dangerous patients, they are maniacs, mentally sick, and psychotic. Being a psychoanalyst is just way to dangerous and I don’t think I’ll dare to take his job as my profession. But Dr. Stevens did just alright and I kind of admire him. It’s not easy to deal with mentally sick people right?
The main character, Dr. Stevens (Judd) developed very well but this is the only character who gave impact in my reading. I really expected that other characters such as McGreavy and Anne can give more spice to the story but Sheldon didn’t tell much about them. There were too little involvement of these characters with the story and I really think that The Naked face would be much better if these characters got more roles. Well, I knew that this is Sidney Sheldon’s first novel and this minor weaknesses can be forgiven. I’m looking forward for his other novels. For sure.
“Civilizationwas a thin, dangerously fragile veneer, and when that veneercracked, man became one of the beasts again, falling backinto the slime of the primeval abyss he prided himself onhaving climbed up from.”
3 Cups of Coffee: This is one of those “I-simply-cannot-put-it-down” books. A bit predictable and too obvious but it was a good read. It left you wanting more from the author. Enjoy!