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View all 20 comments. This is all thanks to Guy, bighsmith while following stalkerish Bruno is unpleasant but fascinating, Guy is a man so comfortable with his privileged life that it takes him a long time too long to get frazzled enough to meet his end of the bargain. Jan There is a thread of the book in the movie but the book is far better. I guess I can find enough horror in the real world without wanting to visit it in the pages of a book.

I was bored while reading this a good portion of hiighsmith book. It’s definitely highsmithh gem of a good idea that just fails with how Highsmith portrays the characters. In Strangers on a Train, she examines the very complex relationship between two men, strangers before they had that fateful meeting on the train, but whose lives afterward become inescapably interwined.


I honestly hated Bruno’s sections the worst. It provided a pretty interesting and dynamic insight into how both men reacted differently to the same scenarios.

Here is one of my favorite passages: This page was last edited on 16 Augustat You are commenting using your Facebook account. Even though the plot was predictable, I did find the psychological and philosophical themes on duality pretty interesting. View all 18 comments. The problem is that neither man is all that interesting.

His idea- I kill your wife, you kill my father Like the Hitchcock film, the Warner versions respect Highsmith’s homosexual subtext. In this unforgettable work, Patricia Highsmith examines the sinister outcome of a chance meeting, and a momentary int Why is it so much easier to unburden yourself to a stranger?

Strangers on a Train

I enjoyed the book. Is it that awareness of anonymity? No real thrill there. Little, Brown Book Group.

His wife Miriam is making life difficult for him, so Guy is on his way to his hometown of Metcalf to meet with her, and get the divorce finalized.

Highsmith tries to hint at how Guy extfaos just passive, however, there is a difference between being passive and just allowing things to happen to you.

Her first novel, Strangers on a Trainwas made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in Ripley and that this novel became one of my favorite Hitchcock f Find all of my reviews at: But, is he, though?


Guy being normal, is repelled by Bruno and his switcheroo idea, and removes himself. Strangers On A Train was worth the hype. Highsmith is genuinely in a class of her own. And Bruno, with an ardor for crime fiction, divulges how much he dislikes his father, and he further imparts one of his schemes for a perfect murder where, both swipe their respective victims so that no one will suspect their motive to the crime, and hence cannot be linked.

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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.

He is whiny, and quite frankly, really annoying and almost conceited. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Books by Patricia Highsmith. The setting of the book is Texas, New York, California, the train, a cruise ship, etc. Drink, present in most detective stories and noir in particular and looking back to Dostoevskyis also an interesting aspect of this story: