James Siegel - Derailed: A Novel
Every day Charles Schine rides the 8:43 to do the job he has done for over a decade in a New York advertising agency. With a wife and an... Read More
Every day Charles Schine rides the 8:43 to do the job he has done for over a decade in a New York advertising agency. With a wife and an ill child who depend on him, Charles is not a man who likes changes or takes risks...until he is later for his regular train, and sits down across from the woman of his dreams.<P>Her name is Lucinda. Like Charles, she is married. Like Charles, she takes the train every day to work in New York City. Her train is the 9:05, and tomorrow she will be on it again, and so will Charles. For there is something about Lucinda, the flash of thigh beneath her short skirt, the way every man on the train is eyeing her, something about this time of the morning that will make Charles take a chance he shouldn't take, break a vow he shouldn't break, and enter a room he should never enter.<P>In a matter of days, a flirtation turns to a passion, and Charles and Lucinda are drawn into the dark side of the American Dream. In a matter of weeks, Charles's life is in shambles. A man is dead. A smal Minimize
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6 Reviews from Epinions.com
Nov 15, 2005
"Derailed" Me From Doing Anything but Reading This Book!
Pros: a real page turner. Wonderfully written. Great characters, plot, and pacing.
Cons: sexual and violent content that is very detailed and explicit. Not for kids.
Well written, Great Plot, Wonderful characters. Read this book! Read More at Epinions.com
May 24, 2009
Derailed by James Siegel
Pros: Keeps you wanting more and more
Cons: Alot of characters
Thriller book you wont be able to put down. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 19, 2006
derailed me from daily duties
Pros: Great Book. Kept my interests.
Cons: the violence made my stomach turn. Read More at Epinions.com
May 16, 2006
Thinking of a little affair? Think again!
Pros: The basic set up is so realistic and plausible, it will take your breath away!
Cons: Plot coincidences are OK but this one is just TOO much!
Block out some time - you're going to need - because this is a proverbial non-stop page turner! Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 12, 2005
Glittering, with a bit of tarnish....."Derailed", as the movie opens.
Pros: Great plotting.
Cons: A little too slick, some problems with first/third person.
You won't regret reading "Derailed", but you'll feel a little bit like you've eaten fast food. Haven't seen movie reviews, but that might be the better path. Read More at Epinions.com