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Apr 01, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: The novel unfortunately had a few too many slow spots where the plot just dragged, but overall I did still enjoy the story and the characters. En concreto, la novela se basa en la idea de que cualquier persona, bajo las circunstancias adecuadas, puede cometer un asesinato; y en el supuesto de que para la existencia de dos conceptos opuestos, cada uno necesita de la existencia del otro.

After Bruno starts writing anonymous letters to Guy’s friends and colleagues, the pressure becomes too great, and Guy murders Extrsos father. So I have been meaning to read this book forever. This is partially where Strangers on a Train carries on for too long. Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him.

Even though the plot was predictable, I did find the psychological and philosophical themes on duality pretty exttaos. We don’t get a good handle on Miriam. He hates Charles, but he feels a deep connection to him. She drank Scotch, when she drank.

Guy Haines, a young architect with a promising future, is heading to Metcalf in Texas.

Strangers on a Train

Is it a mirror of the relationship between sexes hihsmith the early 50’s? This, her first novel, boasts an iconic plot, gruelling tension, characters with psychological complexities, and plenty of intellect to balance out murderous actions.


But this truly is a classic. Well, you know how inevitable it is, that the morally rigid are the one who always break easily. I was pretty bored for the first half. A Life in Darkness and Light. Init was announced that director David Fincher and writer Gillian Flynn are working on a remake for Warner Bros. It’s because of him that I found this perfect embodiment of- what is popularly known as- psychological thrillers.

Bruno shares etraos he wishes his father were dead, and suggests a plan for the “perfect murder”: I got seriously fed up with Guy’s ruminations. Told in third person omniscient point of view, Strangers on a Train features nicely fleshed-out main characters Guy Haines, a buttoned-up architect, and Charles Bruno, a relaxed character who spends most of his time inebriated.

The writing is beautiful and intimate.

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One who thinks everyone not in favor with his thoughts are the enemies just like an adorable five year oldand yet, plans to murder them all the same. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This book is a psychological novel that gets deep under the skin of its hjghsmith main characters. Neither exteaos Bruno, when he found out. I can see why Hitchcock got involved with this movie — it seems tailor made for the man.

RipleyI desperately wanted to read more from Patricia Highsmith.

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I stumbled across Patricia Highsmith in a quest to find female authors of noir fiction. Each was what the other had not chosen ej be, the cast-off self, what he thought he hated but perhaps in reality loved.

Highsmith’s clear prose paints a stylish picture of the time: In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided at the age of sixteen to become a writer. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut novel, Strangers on a Traingalvanized the reading public. That’s an interesting aspect of noir in general. This was like watching a tennis match in which highsmtih exciting ever happens. Leave it to Hitchcock to find such little gems, especially in their obscurity, while others deemed it to be “just a silly story”.


He is on a train heading back to deal with finally divorcing his estranged wife Miriam. The writing was okay, the flow was patrici.

Bruno informs Guy of his crime, but Guy hesitates to turn him in to the police. As the hours pass and the alcohol flows, the idle chatter between the two men takes a dark turn when Bruno turns the talk to murder.

It one of them stories that just appeals to me in any form. A villain with little or no sense of normalcy? Dec 07, Tara rated it liked it Shelves: Charley Bruno is a psychop 3. Before long Bruno makes a suggestion: He felt rather like two people, one of whom could create and feel in harmony with God when he created, and the other who could murder.

But I wanted to read it for a long time, and now I did. He claims his mother hates him, too, but, she never expresses her hate anywhere in the book. Guy Hanes and Charles Anthony Bruno share a compartment on a train.