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Sliver Hardcover – 4 Apr 1991

3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd; 1st edition (4 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0685534472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718135300
  • ASIN: 071813530X
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,516,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sliver is the ultimate fin de siecle horror novel, a fiendish goodbye wave to trendy urban living in the last decade of the twentieth century. Mr. Levin has in Sliver created the apartment dweller's worst nightmare. As always, his characters have a texture and a reality that's almost eerie, and the narrative is as stripped-down and efficient as an automatic weapon. (Stephen King)

Levin's thriller, Sliver, is as successful a page-turner as his first, A Kiss Before Dying...Ira Levin never gets serious, he just gets better. Grade A. (Entertainment Weekly) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A sinuous, erotic thriller about obsession and the temptation of ultimate power --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Loved Ira Levin ever since I discovered he'd written Rosemary's Baby. This book is slim and gripping, giving an insight into the world of young professionals in the USA - and the obsessional interests of the owner of the building called the Sliver. Makes you think about modern life!
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Considering this was written in 1991, it's extremely relevant in today's world of constant surveillance. Knowing there are CCTV cameras everywhere, that it's possible for somebody else to control and view your webcam and that high quality surveillance (read: spy!) equipment is getting cheaper and cheaper just makes it even more creepy. Who is watching you right now?

The plot is pretty basic. A woman moves into a "sliver" (a high rise built on a narrow plot) where there have been a few suspicious deaths. The mysterious owner has cameras in all the apartments and taps on all the phones (letting him see a "sliver" of people's lives ... especially the "interesting" bits). There are still some surprises to be had though, and Levin pulls it off well.
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loved this writer since discovering he wrote Rosemary's Baby - tghis is in the same vein, an exploration of the power of lover and the power of evil. A young woman moves into an apartment block which is squeezed into the space between two othr buildings, the Sliver of the title, to make a new life for herself after a failed romance. She wants a new beginning; but there are suspicious deaths and a mysterious owner. The suspense is gripping and the characters fascinating.
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This poorly written is nowhere the near the quality of the film. The characters are poorly drawn, and the writer fails to create sympathy for them or give you an entry into their world. I didn't care for any of the characters nor was I engaged in the plot.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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