A Kiss Before Dying
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
This book is a debut novel by Ira Levin, written in the 1950s. It definitely has that 50's sounding tone, the way things are written and worded, and definitely people's attitudes. If I read this book with my modern perspective, there are quite a few things that I don't like. There is definitely o...
The first third (plus a few pages) of Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying is among the best suspense fiction you will ever read. I'm certain it was the memory of this portion of the book that earned it a 1954 Edgar Award, but the rest of it explains the category: Best First Novel.It's about a man whose ...
2.5 stars.Well, it wasn't that bad actually. They are actually a few moments in the book that I really I liked. However, the book as a whole didn't quite achieve the kind of effect that would have made it memorable. This is just another quick reading to pass the time except in my case, it wasn't. Th...
Herrlich fiese und gemein, ohne störende Schnörkel und Schlenker - klarer Tip für Krimifreunde!
A Kiss Before Dying has been made into a movie not just once but twice, when it should never have been adapted for film at all, as half the book's suspense lies in not being able to see the face of the man Dorie gets involved with. 'Nough said.