If Tomorrow Comes perhaps is the most entertaining novel Sheldon has ever written. Of all his usual female main characters, Tracy Whitney is probably the most admirable one. Caught of all kinds of misfortunes, she’s ended up so triumphantly. From learning her mother’s suicide to sexually and physically abused in prison, Tracy Whitney is perhaps Sidney Sheldon‘s ultimate heroine.
The story tells about how a woman despite adversities could survive and succeed. Mastering how to be a con artist, she could outwit even men of great cons, using only but her feminine powers.
It tells about greed, honesty, trust, sincerity, even obsession and insanity that could be found in Daniel Cooper‘s character—an agent assigned to investigate Whitney’s felonies.
The plot is breathtaking. The characters are so real you could smell them. Scenes and nothing but scenes are all in it from the beginning to the end.
The moral is that greed and affluence are vulnerable to deceit, while honesty is impervious to it.
I tried picking up this book some years ago simply because of the title. I assumed it was some story about a place seldom visited. Metaphorically it is.
Dr. Scott Peck–a physician and psychiatrist–discusses well about spiritual maturity, about how to live as human. He talks about the psychology of LOVE; how it is often misled. He talks about the wall between Science and Religion, and eventually lead us to the truth when he explains there isn’t really a separation between the two in terms of human aspirations–had turned that wall into a bridge.
Inspired from his experiences in treating countless of schizophrenic and neurotic patients, he explains the real causes of character-disordered people. He comes to a study about the human existence and human behaviour, and what its real purpose.
From Christians and Muslims to Protestants and Atheists, he explains that there really have no differences in beliefs when it comes to our real goals in life and moral soundness.
The wisdom of this book will definitely inspire people; full of kindness in Dr. Peck’s heart. There will be no book that would ever be written as virtuous as The Road Less Traveled: moving, touching, contrite.