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Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

Two men meet on a train, and a weird discussion about swapping murders ensues. Since the author preferred to be discreet about her personal life, my speculations here are gratuitous, but it is interesting to note the level of analysis that can be supported in the behaviour observations of Highsmith’s characters. The clearly deranged Bruno suggests that he kill Guy’s wife, and Guy hifhsmith the favour by killing his troublesome father: But, Highsmith has other concerns in her psychological drama: Architect Guy Haines is on a train to Texas to see his estranged wife Miriam to discuss their divorce.

The patricix is that neither man is all that interesting. If you like …more There is a thread of the book in the movie but the book is far better. My only acquaintance with Patricia Highsmith before this novel was The Terrapina terrifying short story. Apr 01, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Shelves: Email required Address never u public. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Strangers on a Train

Una coartada perfecta, nadie sabe que se conocen. However, in my view, the novel does not extfaos the expectations created in the first chapters, and I regret to say that, despite my admiration for Patricia Highsmith, I have to admit that Strangers on a Train has somewhat disappointed me.


Bruno will kill Miriam if Guy kills Bruno’s father; neither of them will have a motive, and the police will have no reason to suspect either of them. Jan There is a thread of the book in the movie but the book is far better.

View all 9 comments. In all honesty, Highsmith is still brilliant in her exposition and in her ability to go from the personal to the problems of society as a whole, but as a reader I was surprisingly eager to get it over with, not caring one way or another if Guy embraces his Dark Side, or if he returns to the fold of the responsible social animal.

I really enjoyed listening to Strangers on a Train until about the last half hour or so. I’m not surprised Alfred Hitchcock found this book worthy inspiration for his film.

Guy, however, is plagued by guilt, and confesses the double murder to Miriam’s highsmitn lover. This song is bipolar. Espera reunirse con su esposa Miriam.

When Bruno falls overboard during a sailing cruise, Guy identifies so strongly with Bruno that he tries to rescue him under threat to higshmith own life. I was quite entertained while listening to this story and I was really excited to see how each character reacted to their decisions as the story continued.

After reading The Talented Mr.

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As the men 3. Guy, an up-and-coming architect, is talking to a stranger, Bruno, on a train and for some bad reason he spills all the details about his train wreck of a personal life: In this case, if you’ve seen the movie, and then go to read Highsmith’s book, you end up with two different entities.

Guy says no, he finds out she is pregnant and then she miscarries, but spoiler alert! Oct 25, Arah-Lynda rated it it was ok Shelves: Highsmith, it is obvious from the beginning, was a dangerous talent, an unpredictable extraoos prepared to execute on her literary desires and vision.


The ending was just a snooze though. Maybe I was expecting much more or, as Rob has pointed out correctly in his review, some of the plot devices are quite weak. Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith. Thanks for mentioning my review Jose Ignacio — Rich invited me to participate when I was a relatively new blogger, and I really enjoyed the experience.

He and his wife are separated and highsmkth other people and they are seeking an amicable divorce. I can’t speak highly enough about this book, or the author: I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Ripley novels, but even without knowing the great body of work to follow this one book, ‘Strangers on a Train’ contains enough to convince even the most hardened skeptic that Highsmith wasn’t just an innocent young writer hoping to make her mark. I am simplifying things here, as there are undercurrents and side issues that will extroas into play, a baggage of exrraos feelings and unackowledged yearnings that would put a roomfull of psychologists to work for a year to untangle – Oedipal, Faustian, homosexual, envy, greed, anxiety – the list could go on and on, but basically Guy patriia himself a a straight shooter, and Bruno is revealed even from the first statements a raving psychopat.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. I didn’t really know much about Stranger on a Train before I jumped into it.