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Everything was created to be seen drunk. 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.

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Two strangers meet on the train and discuss among other things, people in their lives: Patricia Highsmith knows how to build an atmosphere of tension and suspense.

Apparently, following three years of separation, she is ready now to grant him the divorce that she was not willing to accept before, since she is expecting a baby from another man.

Anne, Guy’s girlfriend and then wife seems to suspect something, but then it just fades away to focus more on Bruno and Guy. As the hours pass, the two men, loosened by alcohol, begin unn share their miseries.

Review: Strangers on a Train () by Patricia Highsmith – A Crime is Afoot

This book is sixty-five years old but remains to this day a considerably shocking edge of the seat read. Guy Haines life is just about perfect- he is about to get his big break as an architect, and he is in love with and wants to marry Anne- his girlfriend of two years. The basic plot is the same — two men, total strangers, meet on a train; one Bruno is a psychopath and in conversation things eventually come around to the concept of the “perfect murder.


The book is a well-crafted psychological thriller with believable well-rounded characters. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. Two strangers, Guy Haines and Charlie Bruno casually etxraos on a train.

You can follow my reviews at https: I usually have a hard time reading the book once I have watched the movie, but Patricia Highsmith’s novel is very different than Hitchcock’s adaptation of it. Oct 25, Arah-Lynda rated it it was ok Shelves: But, is he, though?

Neither did Bruno, when he found out. Once he does however, the danger is far from over. Do you think Bruno can be categorised as an antihero? That night there had been the danger, the ache of his hands, the fear in case she made a sound, but the instant when he felt that life had left her, everything else had fallen away, and only the mysterious fact of the thing he did remained, the mystery and the miracle of stopping life.

This page was last edited on 16 Augustat The book has a neat narrative symmetry and logic to it. Strangers on a Train is a gripping short story squeezed into pages. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The year under consideration for January is I got seriously fed up with Guy’s ruminations.


You must dissect the characters when it comes to psychological dramas When you look at Bruno and Guy, you really begin to appreciate how- for the lack of a better word- jumbled Exrraos characters are.

Patricia Highsmith at Women Crime Writers. Sure, there are the physical murder scenes, but even here, you are taken step by step through the entire process of killing as seen through the respective characters’ eyes. First published in the U. She drank Scotch, when she drank.

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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. Anyway, I would like to reread these books during the course of this year and will pay attention to your view. The book itself is far from comedic.

From her Wikipedia entry, I’d say a lot of it came from experience. A drunk passenger spies Guy and decides to make him his new best friend, Charles Anthony Bruno. It was worth my time. And so the drama ensues.