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Patricia Highsmith
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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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it 2 months ago
Way better than A Game for the Living. The interaction with the police still comes across as odd and not quite right. Who lets a horde of neighbors into a crime scene to trample evidence, even back then? Nickie was a right piece of nasty work. And all the internal musings got tedious. You ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 months ago
As much as I love Patricia Highsmith, this novel wasn´t good and I fail to see what this story was supposed to tell me. The murder mystery was boring, the characters felt oddly out of place and I wasn´t at all interested in the main characters discussions about religion and sin. The whole book is ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 months ago
"Theodore thought he was as happy as anyone logically could be in an age when atomic bombs and annihilation hung over everybody's head, though the world 'logically' troubled him in this context. Could one be logically happy?" I don't know, but I do know that this A Game for the Living certainly di...
isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it 2 months ago
This was a buddy read with BrokenTune and Lillelara. Lelia is murdered. And no one really seems to care. Except Ramon, but all he seems to want to do is confess whether he did it or not. And that seems to stem mostly from his religious views and mild brain damage from a heavy beating he received...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 months ago
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 ...
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