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Ripley and that this novel became one of my favorite Hitchcock films. Is the Alfred Hitchcock movie based on this book, or is the book based on the movie? As any sane person would do, Guy rejects the offer without a second of doubt.

When I was in my extrraos living in Toronto and traveling on the train to visit my parents 4 hours away- I always thought there was nothing worse than trying to read my book while having some annoying uun passenger try to start a conversation All things had opposites close by, every decision a reason against it, the male and female, the positive the negative.

The only one left is Guy, and his late arrival misgivings rang as contrived to me as his earlier acquiescence to Bruno’s demands. Some people may see it as blasphemy: The premise is simple enough.

Strangers on a Train (novel) – Wikipedia

Strangers on a train was the debut novel of Patricia Highsmith and part of its success is due to the fact that it was adapted to the cinema by Alfred Hitchcock a year after its publication. Patricia Highsmith is the writer that sets down the standard by which other psychological thrillers will be judged in the future. The rank of the novel among the classics of crime fiction is well deserved. I will say that Patricia Highsmith, like Jim Thompson, writes a very believable alcoholic psychopath.

Oct 25, Arah-Lynda rated it it was ok Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? These two operate homo-erotically, and dopplegangerishly and Oedipally as a lot of mid- nineteenth-century mysteries seemed to be, with lost of psychopaths and sociopaths.


I was mesmerized by this creepy, suspenseful story of a sociopath Bruno and how he gets a fellow train passenger Guy to swap murders with him, i. Want to Read saving…. He also pointed out during said movie marathons that no interaction with me was permitted during. His idea- I kill your wife, you kill my father But I wanted to read it for a long time, and now I did.

And Bruno, with an ardor for crime fiction, divulges how much he dislikes his father, and he further imparts one of his schemes for a perfect murder where, both swipe their respective victims so that no one will suspect their motive to the crime, and hence cannot be linked.

The book itself is far from comedic. You would think that Guy Haines would be a man hard to understand. Anyway, there’s a lot you are going to have to question about in this story beyond your disbelief about Guy becoming murderer.

It was a different time when men wore hats and ladies had to worry about stuff like whether the seam on their stockings was straight.

Works by Patricia Highsmith.

Strangers on a Train

In this unforgettable work, Patricia Highsmith examines the sinister outcome extros a chance meeting, and a momentary int Why is it so much easier to unburden yourself to a stranger? The year under consideration for January is But, given this was her debut novel it’s pretty darn good and does make one think: All things had opposites close by, every decision a reason against it, every animal an animal that destroys it, the male, the female, the positive, the negative.

And is it indeed easy to forgive a good person for doing evil? He is whiny, and quite frankly, really annoying and almost conceited. I can only begin to imagine how this novel dropping inwritten by a woman, would have contained its own unique blast zones. But wow, what a story! Extrais the men start to get highsmity know one another, and more alcoholic beverages are consumed, secrets start to come out. I knew it teen an older novel and that it is considered a classic thriller, but that was about the extent of my knowledge.


He had taken away a life. However, I have never read the source material.

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Architect Guy Haines wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, in order to marry the woman he loves, Anne Faulkner. This was l 2 bored stars. tden

I read the first four books featuring Ripley over thirty years ago, Rich and my memory can betray me, but I see no similarity between Bruno and Ripley.

Guy, however, is plagued by guilt, and confesses the double murder to Miriam’s former lover. Guy’s eventual confession is to Anne, not to Miriam’s lover. Anyway, I would like to reread these books during the course of this year and will pay attention to your view. Guy turns himself over to the detective immediately.

View all 9 comments. It doesn’t help that the pace of the book is so freaking slow through a good portion of it that I started to wonder why I was continuing with this read.

The Hitchcock film, on the other hand? While I did enjoy the novel, I felt that Highsmith worked too hard to convey that message, and that it could have been a hundred pages shorter.

I barely even realized that there was no mention of cellphones or the internet, the story and the writing style were that well done. Strangers is maybe 3. When you have Bruno focused on murdering his father you get a Oedipal complex thrown in there too.

As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world – where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.