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Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
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Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Not what I expected, but I could not stop reading
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 ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
2.0 Book Read for Halloween Bingo Head Start...Ehhh
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...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
1.0 Strangers on a Train
I managed to slog through about 11% of this book. It's really not very interesting. Two dull young men meet on a train and eventually began to complain about their mutual problems. One has a spouse who sleeps around and is now pregnant with someone else's child, but not much interested in giving a d...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 It's no Ripley, but it's all right
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...
Calyre rated it
"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.
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