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These two men are inherently different, yet they become closely bound by the feelings shared within the space of a few hours, and by the terrible aftershocks of that meeting. I was quite entertained while listening to this story and I was really excited to see how each character reacted to their decisions as the story continued.

I remember quite enjoying this book, though its not my usual crime fiction choice. Aug 17, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it it was ok Shelves: I found the last half hour or so of this story slowed down a lot and I became slightly bored. In this way both will have unbreakable alibis, and the police will find no motive for the murders, since the two men are supposedly strangers to one another.

Bruno will kill Miriam if Guy kills Bruno’s father; neither of them will have a motive, and the police will have no reason to suspect either of them. But in this particular case an essential element is missing to consider Guy or Bruno as antiheros.

Strangers on a Train

I was bored while reading this a good portion of the book. She’s so good at the psychopaths. Haines strongly opposes this scheme, refuses to participate, eextraos goes on his way.

My only acquaintance with Patricia Highsmith before this novel was The Terrapina terrifying short story. Overall, this book left me sort of flat, though it was interesting in the fact that Hitchcock was able to create highsmtih of his classic films out of this book.


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Her novel ‘Deep Water’,was called by the Sunday Times one of the “most brilliant analyses of psychosis in America” and Julian Symons once wrote of her “Miss Highsmith is the writer who fuses character and plot most successfully Anne, Guy’s girlfriend and then wife seems patricja suspect something, but then it just fades away highsmity focus more on Bruno and Guy. The book has a neat narrative symmetry and logic to it. It was at this point I reminded him exactly what this story was about.

That’s an interesting aspect of noir in general.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

I will say that Patricia Highsmith, like Jim Thompson, writes a very believable alcoholic psychopath. All in all, Strangers on a Train is a simple, merely good story. As trains are driven along an irrevocably permanent track, we its readers, often squirming with anticipation, observe two increasingly desperate men reach their inevitable destinations.

Architect Guy Haines is on a train to Texas to see his estranged wife Miriam to discuss their divorce. If you love this kind of tense, dramatic conundrum, this is one of the rxtraos.

Guy Haines, the architect, and Charles Anthony Bruno, the wealthy shiftless wanderer, meet on the train and share personal details. I found the weakening of the ethical principles in the young arhitect a touch too abrupt and convenient for the needs of the plot. Retrieved from ” https: I read the first four books featuring Ripley over thirty years ago, Rich and my memory can betray me, but I see no similarity between Bruno and Ripley.

Buddy read with Kelly and the Book Boar. No place feels solid in reading though. This was also the first Highsmith book I read and although it is not her best, it shows undoubtedly already the big potential of this author. While on a train to see his wife, he meets Charles Anthony Bruno, a psychopathic playboy who proposes an idea to “exchange murders”: I usually have a hard time reading the book once I jn watched the movie, but Patricia Highsmith’s novel is very jn than Hitchcock’s adaptation of it.


If you like …more There is a thread of the book in the movie but the book is far better. But this is where movie and novel take different paths. Specifically, the novel is based on the idea that anyone, under the right circumstances, can commit murder; and in the assumption that for the existence of two opposite concepts, each one requires of the existence of the other.

And the casual mention of Abortion.

Fill in your details patrocia or click an icon to log in: But, is he, though? Strangers on a Train Past Offences: According to her biographical notes, Patricia Highsmith started her study of perverted human nature at a very early age At the age of eight, she discovered Karl Menninger’s The Human Mind and was fascinated by the case studies of patients afflicted with mental disorders such as pyromania and schizophrenia.

She drank Scotch, when she drank. The book delves into the conscience of Bruno and Guy and takes you into their heads. We don’t get a good handle on Miriam. And why doesn’t Guy confide in Anne, his girlfriend, at the beginning itself?

I have not read any Patricia Highsmith. Guy and Highsmmith, our two main characters, are interesting, though, because they are corrupt in ways that the Good and Boring are not. You are commenting using your WordPress. It’s the evil weak against the evil strong.

Anyway, let’s get to the story. Do you think Guy’s affinity towards Bruno- even though, he knows Bruno is a sociopath- is out of “innocence”?? Strangers on a Train by Uun Highsmith – 5 stars 2 11 Jul 15,