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She lived with her grandmother, mother and later step-father her mother divorced her natural father six months before ‘Patsy’ was born and married Stanley Highsmith in Fort Worth before moving with her parents to New York in Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist who is known mainly for her psychological crime exraos which have led to more than two dozen film adaptations over the years.
Review: Strangers on a Train () by Patricia Highsmith – A Crime is Afoot
Nevertheless, I cannot deny that Strangers on a Train has been a landmark in the development of higusmith fiction. A perfect alibi, nobody knows they know each other. Don’t look at the explosion, just turn your cheek to the heat. But wow, what a story! Could energy exist without matter or matter without energy?
As trains are driven along an irrevocably permanent track, we its readers, often squirming with anticipation, observe two increasingly desperate men reach their inevitable destinations. Purely circumstances and not a thing to do with temperament!
Also, I found the writing to be ponderous and a chore to get through. After this setup the film and the book are very different.
Could space exist in a building without objects that stopped it? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! At the same time, a private detective, who suspects Bruno of having arranged the murder of his father, establishes the connection between Bruno and Guy that began with the train ride, and suspects Bruno of Miriam’s murder.
Strangers on a Train
He then goes ahead and fulfills his end of the imaginary bargain, leading to fatal consequences for both. To see what your jighsmith thought of this book, please sign up. And Bruno, he and Bruno.
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.
Sure, there are the physical murder scenes, but even here, you are taken step by step through the entire process of killing as seen through the respective characters’ eyes. However, in my view, the novel does not meet the expectations created tfen the first chapters, and I regret to say that, despite my admiration for Patricia Highsmith, I have to admit that Strangers on a Train has somewhat disappointed me.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Now, you see, if you ask me to write a review on this book, I’m going to write it in relative to Hitchcock’s infamous Strangers On A Train. He refuses the screwy offer, but Bruno goes ahead and carries out his part of the plan anyway – then begins dogging Guy’s footsteps to carry out his part of the “bargain”, and from there onwards it’s a descent into darkness.
The novel has been adapted for the screen three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anne, Guy’s girlfriend and then wife seems to suspect something, but then it just fades away to focus more on Bruno and Guy.
A disturbing proposition that I happen to strongly disagree with, but I can’t think of a more able writer to raise doubts in my mind and to argue the merits of the case. It’s a gripping story, but gritting on the teeth. I did not like this book: Had this novel been writen by a male author, such association between evil and the female principle would have been cause for burning at the stake by feminists.
I remember quite enjoying this book, though its not my usual crime fiction choice. But, given this was her debut novel it’s pretty darn good and does make one think: So Guy really killed the dad? Guy Haines, the architect, and Charles Anthony Bruno, the wealthy shiftless wanderer, meet on the train and share personal details. The premise is simple enough.
Deep psychological examination of the characters’ mindset would have been fascinating in a serious work of literature: It is much darker and much more sinister The rest of the book Highsmith alternates between these two in a third person POV. Oct 25, Arah-Lynda rated it it was ok Shelves: