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Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February He is set to be married again soon and his life seems well put together. The novel has been adapted for the screen three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in Here, the tension trickles away while the story is prolonged far past where it should have ended.

Trivia About Strangers on a Train. Extaros found the ending, while not predictable and dappled with clever and logical twists, lost some of the power built in the first two thirds of the book. It’s been years–decades actually–since seeing Hitchcock ‘s take on this, so I can’t say how they differ, but the surprise ending makes you gasp. There’s really no need to rehash the plot of this book since it is so very well known, but it’s worth saying that the strength of this novel is in Highsmith’s ability to very quickly bring the reader inside of her characters’ heads.


Strangers on a Train

Of course it did not work out eextraos planned, but evil did gain the upperhand in this classic, dark, gritty, psychological thriller. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Her first suspense novel ‘Strangers on a Train’ published in was an immediate success with public and critics alike.

A friend of mine highly recommended the author. One ectraos them, Guy, is a young arhitect on the brink of success, who goes back to his native Midwestern hometown to get a divorce from his embittered wife. Books by Patricia Highsmith. Buddy read with Kelly and the Book Boar.

View all 13 comments. Two men meet on a train, and a weird discussion about swapping murders ensues. But in this particular case an essential element is missing to consider Guy or Bruno as antiheros.

During the course of the dinner, Bruno talks non-stop and he drinks in excess. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

The object of Highsmith’s study is then not Bruno, already damaged nighsmith, but Guy, and the path that will lead him to abandon all his principles and participate in the psychopat’s game. Bruno does in uighsmith kill her.

Or some other deeper disappointment in her own sentimental liaisons? I obviously know about “Strangers on a Train” the movie version directed by Hitchcock. View all 20 comments.

View all 16 comments. Guy has no intention of carrying out his side of Bruno’s imaginary bargain, but Bruno kills Guy’s wife anyway. Is it that awareness of anonymity? Anyway, I would like to reread these books during the course of this year and will pay attention to your view.


Along with her acclaimed series about Ripley, she wrote 22 novels and eight short story collections plus many other short stories, often macabre, satirical or tinged with black humour.

Strangers on a Train is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith about two men whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they ‘trade’ murders. Guy, our ‘hero’, on his way to secure a divorce, makes the fatal error of sharing personal information with Bruno.

Maybe I’d have enjoyed the novel if I had come to it without expectations. The writing is beautiful and intimate. He had taken away a life. Do you think Guy’s affinity towards Bruno- even though, he knows Bruno is a sociopath- is out of tden

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

He is whiny, and quite frankly, really annoying and almost conceited. I honestly hated Bruno’s sections the worst. He refuses the screwy offer, but Bruno goes ahead and carries out his part of the plan anyway – then begins dogging Guy’s footsteps to carry out his part of the “bargain”, and extrraos there onwards it’s a descent into darkness.