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The Cry of the Owl - Patricia Highsmith
The Cry of the Owl
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In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered,... show more
In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. Recently made into a major motion picture starring Julia Stiles and Paddy Considine, The Cry of the Owl is essential Highsmith, a modern classic ready to be reborn.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780871132901 (0871132907)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
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
4.0 The Cry of the Owl
Robert Forester is depressed and the only thing that makes him feel better is to observe a young girl through her kitchen window at night. Robert stalking this woman is only the starting point of a novel, which in true Patricia Highsmith style is dark, twisted and deeply disturbing. As in other Hi...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 The Cry of the Owl
"She had called him up to give him a piece of her mind, Robert supposed, and what surprised him more than anything was that she could be so voluble, so sure of herself, while addressing someone she considered a murderer. Weren’t people supposed to be afraid of murderers? If she really believed him a...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Cry of the Owl
When a girl living in an isolated house spurns her fiancee for the peeping Tom that's been spying on her, things quickly circle the drain, lives destroyed in a maelstrom of hatred, jealousy, lies, and death...I read The Talented Mr. Ripley in the fairly recent past and have been on the lookout for m...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Cry of the Owl
bookshelves: summer-2011, published-1962, mystery-thriller, noir Read from July 28 to August 03, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** (twit tw)Oooooooh - I lurve me some Highsmith and if the first episode tension keeps up throughout then a 5* it will be. Knuckle biting stuff......If this was Stripes, the fi...
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