This Sweet Sickness
Publish date: June 20th 2005
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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...
I love Patricia Highsmith´s descriptions of her totally messed up characters. At first glance they seem to be perfectly ordinary people, until slowly, layer by layer, she reveals the sociopathic and psychopathic nature of her characters. In some respects the main character David Kelsey reminded me...
well, compulsive reading is the key -- i read it all day and didn't stop until the end. her characters often have this fascinating control freakiness about them, and david kelsey is no different. he didn't seem as intelligent as tom ripley, though kelsey is a scientist, and that's usually equated in...