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Sliver

(1991)
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Publisher's Weekly
''Horror High-Rise,'' screams a New York City tabloid's headline in Levin's ( Rosemary's Baby ) new fast-moving, made-for-TV-style thriller. A fashionable Upper East Side apartment building is the site of the fifth unlikely death in recent years, but new tenant Kay Norris, a divorced, chichi book editor originally from Wichita, Kan., is not overly worried. Nor is she fazed when her hot new boyfriend Pete Henderson confides that he is the building's low-profile owner, and that he has been spying on all the tenants for years using video cameras hidden in their apartments. ''Petey, it's wrong . . . it's something you have to put behind you,'' head-over-heels Kay implores this seductively charming psychopath. Dorothy, another displaced Kansan, showed more common sense in Oz than does this hapless heroine in the Big Apple. Kay physically resembles Pete's deceased mother, a famous old-time actress, a coincidence that links residents of the high-rise to a dark past. In a slam-bang finale, Kay is rescued by her cat, who has more vitality than this lame, formulaic tale. Literary Guild main selection.

Library Journal
Short, slick, and not up to snuff is the latest suspense thriller by the author of The Boys from Brazil ( LJ 4/15/76). Levin draws on his experience as a screen playwright during the Golden Age of Television to create hero Sam Yale, a down-and-out veteran TV director who lives in a ''sliver'' high rise in Manhattan's Carnegie Hill district. The novel's central character is Yale's neighbor, Kay Norris, an editor at a major publishing house. The young son of a famous soap actress owns their building and seems to know everything about his tenants, past and present--including several who met grisly deaths. When it's almost too late, Norris and Yale discover their demonic landlord's secret--that he watches real-life daytime (and nighttime) dramas with TV monitors he has placed in each apartment. It's contrived, but there are some surprising moments. Literary Guild main selection.-- Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.

Genre: Mystery

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April 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sliver
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ISBN: 0-7181-3530-X / 978-0-7181-3530-0 (UK edition)
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-553-07292-7 / 978-0-553-07292-1 (USA edition)
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sliver: A Novel (Bantam/Doubleday/Delacorte Press Large Print Collection)
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 0-385-41826-4 / 978-0-385-41826-3 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sliver: Introduction by Jonathan Trigell
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 1-4721-1151-6 / 978-1-4721-1151-7 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sliver: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-60598-182-6 / 978-1-60598-182-6 (USA edition)
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March 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sliver: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series)
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 0-8161-5939-4 / 978-0-8161-5939-0 (USA edition)
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May 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sliver (Signet)
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 0-451-17778-9 / 978-0-451-17778-0 (USA edition)
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December 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sliver
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ISBN: 0-553-29507-1 / 978-0-553-29507-8 (USA edition)
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June 1993 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sliver
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ISBN: 5555862806 / 978-5555862808
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April 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sliver (Signet)
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 0-451-17144-6 / 978-0-451-17144-3 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 0-14-015267-9 / 978-0-14-015267-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Sliver
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-4233-5291-2 / 978-1-4233-5291-4 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-4233-5292-0 / 978-1-4233-5292-1 (USA edition)
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November 1993 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Sliver (Penguin audiobooks)
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ISBN: 0-14-086014-2 / 978-0-14-086014-6 (UK edition)
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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ISBN: 1-56100-092-2 / 978-1-56100-092-0 (USA edition)
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June 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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ISBN: 1-56100-458-8 / 978-1-56100-458-4 (USA edition)
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June 1992 : USA Audio CD

Title: Sliver
Author(s): Ira Levin
ISBN: 1-56740-003-5 / 978-1-56740-003-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Sliver: Introduction by Jonathan Trigell
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