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Strangers on A Train

Highsmith, Patricia (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Strangers on A Train

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Craig Warner Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith Full Length, Thriller Characters: 5 male, 2 female Unit set Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train and, because they are strangers, they think they can say anything while chatting. Bruno suggests that they could get away with murder-he could kill Guy's unfaithful wife while Guy could eliminate his hated father. Guy does not take him seriously, but Bruno is deadly serious. The basis of the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock which starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker. "Skillfully adapted. A gripping play.''-Daily Telegraph
Authors: Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995
Title: Strangers on a train
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton,, 2001
Characteristics: 281 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Highsmith
Notes: "Originally published in 1950 by Harper & Brothers, New York, and Cresset Press, London"-- t.p. verso
ISBN: 9780393321982
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  • jrh3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unlike Hitchcock's film adaptation with its moralistic "Hollywood ending", Highsmith's first novel is deeply unsettling and suggests that there is the potential for crime in all of us - a common theme in all of her novels. Her characters may seem to be normal, everyday people who behave in socially acceptable fashion, but the slightest thing can send them spinning out of control and take them (and us) places we never imagined. If you are a fan of "noir", then Highsmith is for you.


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