Strangers on a Train
Publish date: August 12th 1999
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
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.
Two men randomly meet on a train. They are both fighting boredom and somehow Charles is very easy to talk to. Guy Haines ends up telling him all about his wife who cheated on him and is pregnant with another man´s child. With a little prodding from Charlie, Guy admits that he hates his wife. Charlie...
It's probably impossible to write spoilers for this book, given that its plot is so well-known as to be a cliche, but I don't plan to do so anyway, for the simple reason that so many others have done it, and done it well. I may have seen the Hitchcock film at some point, but if so, it was so long ag...
A big apology to all the Patricia Highsmith fans out there, but here comes my honest opinion about this book: This is a huge pile of horse manure! Some of you may know the story. Two strangers meet on a train and they talk about various things until one of them, Charles Bruno to be exact, proposes...
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