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Strangers on A Train

Highsmith, Patricia (Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: Strangers on a Train, Highsmith's first novel and the source for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1953 film. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
Authors: Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Title: Strangers on a train
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001, c1950
Characteristics: 281 p. ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
ISBN: 0393321983
Branch Call Number: FIC HIGHSMI
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Highsmith
Subject Headings: Murderers Fiction Railroad travel Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Murderers
Railroad travel
LCCN: 2001030821
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Sep 23, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Patricia Highsmith's first novel, from 1950, and the basis for Hitchcock's film, which is quite different. If anything, Highsmith's novel, about a plot to swap murders, is darker, creepier, and more nihilistic than the film. Like Hitchcock, she is interested in guilt, particularly that of the architect character, but the character of Charles Bruno is a straight up, remorseless (and alcoholic) psychopath. Graham Greene called her "the poet of apprehension." If you like this, check out her celebrated Ripley series. (Oh, contrary to the other comment, the "tennis star" character is an architect in the book, unlike the film.)

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