Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories. show more
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.
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I think I enjoyed this one exactly for the same reasons everyone disliked it: the characters were so messed up it was nerve-wreaking to read. I've likely commented many times before how I love those books that engage me enough for me to get emotional over the characters, even if it is rage enough ...
So I have been meaning to read this book forever. I obviously know about "Strangers on a Train" the movie version directed by Hitchcock. However, I have never read the source material. It's definitely a gem of a good idea that just fails with how Highsmith portrays the characters. It doesn't help th...
I'm going to surmise that this is one of those rare occasions where the movie actually exceeds the book. Patricia Highsmith was amazing, of that there is no doubt. However, this book was extremely frustrating to read because there are so many terrible decisions being made by the main character, G...
"C'est une de mes théories qu'on doit faire tout ce qui est possible avant de mourir, et peut-être mourir en essayant de faire quelque chose de vraiment impossible"Il lui sembla soudain que l'avenir était devenu présent.
In the dead of night, more snow began to fall, like billions of white, silent tears. This Sweet Sickness was my 13th book by Patricia Highsmith and you would have thought that by now I would know what to expect and would be able to foresee certain themes or twists. The thing is, I can't. One of th...