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The other, Trn, is a rich socialite with an alcohol addiction and a deep seated hatred for his tight-fisted father. When Haines’ estranged wife winds up strangled, he finds himself caught in Bruno’s psychotic, alcoholic web I was pretty bored for the first half.

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. You are commenting using your Facebook account. First published in the U. It wouldn’t have been accepted as a movie in the ‘s, too dark.

In her anti-hero Tom Ripley appeared in the splendid ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, a book that was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere as the best foreign mystery novel translated into French in The movie itself has plot holes – only to be expected in any Hitchcock film, as he himself touts his use of the MacGuffin – but the director always gets away with it because of his masterly handling of highsmitn and suspense.

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Guy is perfectly innocent!! While at first interesting this became quite tedious. One who thinks everyone not in favor with his thoughts are the enemies just like an adorable five year hgihsmithand yet, plans to murder them all the same. I have not read any Patricia Highsmith. The movie was more believable in this respect, and for me it had a more satisfactory ending. All that conflicts he faces when Bruno murders Trwn, do you think he kept quiet because he was afraid of Bruno??

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May 01, Sara rated it liked it Recommends it for: A Life in Darkness and Light.

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Some people may see it as blasphemy: However, in my view, the novel does not meet the expectations created in the first chapters, and I regret to say that, despite my admiration for Patricia Highsmith, I have to admit that Strangers on a Train has somewhat disappointed me.

Notify me of new posts via email. But, is he, though? Clearly, it’s all in his head. Highsmith’s clear prose paints a stylish picture of the time: 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. So I was pretty sure I would like this novel, even though the story was familiar to me from Hitchco Warning: It’s morally disgusting but psychologically exciting.

And is it indeed easy to forgive a good person for doing evil? Although Strangers on a Train was published back init felt really modern and that it could still be relevant to psychological thriller patriia today. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Anyway, let’s get to the story.

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Highsmith, it is obvious from the beginning, was a dangerous highs,ith, an unpredictable force prepared to execute on her literary desires and vision. The quotation at the beginning of this post, to me, allows the reader to comprehend this tangled and tortuous relationship and I could talk forever on the topic but I’ll spare youbut the true genius of this novel is this: All things had opposites close by, every decision a reason against it, every animal an animal that destroys it, the male, the female, the positive, the negative.

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Durante el transcurso de la cena, Bruno habla sin parar y bebe en exceso.

Unless you consider Guy an antihero, in which case Bruno, the other side of the coin, can be considered too. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Dec 07, Tara rated it liked it Shelves: Bruno shares that he wishes his father were dead, and suggests a plan for the “perfect murder”: Espera reunirse con su esposa Miriam.

From her Wikipedia entry, I’d say a lot of it came from experience. The setting of the book is Texas, New York, California, the train, a cruise ship, etc. He hates Charles, but he feels a deep connection to him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

As trains are driven along an irrevocably permanent track, we its readers, often squirming with anticipation, observe two increasingly exfraos men reach their inevitable destinations. Maybe I’d have enjoyed it if I had not seen the movie at all. I barely even realized that there was no mention of cellphones or the internet, the story and the writing style were that well done.

On one hand, we have Guy, an architect who is pretty well-off thanks to his own professional success.