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But, for me, there lies the problem. It was at this point I reminded him exactly what this story was about. Ripley and that this novel became one of my favorite Hitchcock f Find all of my reviews at: The writing is beautiful and intimate. Subsequently, Guy is consumed by guilt, whereas Bruno seeks Guy’s company as if nothing had happened. Little, Brown Book Group. Specifically, the novel is based on the idea that anyone, under the right circumstances, can commit murder; and in the assumption that for the existence of two opposite concepts, each one requires of the existence of the other.

Mar 01, M. Guy Haines, an up and coming architect, meets Charlie Bruno on a train bound for his Texas hometown, where he is due to meet up with his estranged wife. My only acquaintance with Patricia Highsmith before this novel was The Terrapina terrifying short story.

Guy is perfectly innocent!! He had taken away a life. Bruno does in fact kill her.

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Logic doesn’t always work out, so far as people go. I pagricia know about “Strangers on a Train” the movie version directed by Hitchcock.


Lists with This Book. You can follow my reviews at https: The book has a neat narrative symmetry and logic to it. Most of the book could have been edited down to one taut, terrific short story.

Strangers on a Train

Bruno has the emotional maturity of a five-year-old and criminal mentality of fifty. I will say that Patricia Highsmith, like Jim Thompson, writes a very believable alcoholic psychopath. People get so far — and it takes just the least little thing to push them over the brink.

Guy Haines, a young architect with a promising future, is heading to Metcalf in Texas. Guy Hanes and Charles Anthony Bruno share a compartment on a train. This site uses cookies. Guy has no intention of carrying out his side of Bruno’s imaginary bargain, but Bruno kills Guy’s wife anyway. It may have been a case of wrong book, wrong time, but the engine just didn’t turn over for me with this one.

Two men meet on a train, and a weird discussion about swapping murders ensues.

A Summer Idyllwas published posthumously, the same year. He gives names and details. It was adapted as a film in by director Alfred Hitchcock. The problem is that neither man is all that interesting. And it treh fit Guy’s personality later when we see him following through on his side of the deal.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So Guy really killed the dad? On one hand, we have Guy, an architect who is pretty well-off thanks to his own professional success.

Another person that is the embodiment of evil? Pahricia same is true in her Talented Mr. Jul 09, Catie rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is one of my favorite passages: As any sane person would do, Guy rejects the offer without a second of doubt. But I doubt it. All things had opposites extrzos by, every decision a reason against it, every animal an animal that destroys it, the ej, the female, the positive, the negative.


Guy, however, is plagued by guilt, and confesses the double murder to Miriam’s former lover. He hates Charles, but he feels a deep connection to him.

Bruno and Guy meet on a train, and Guy reluctantly shares about his dislike for his wife who- although, separated- is refusing to divorce him.

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

But in this particular case an essential element is missing to consider Guy or Bruno as antiheros. Society seems unable to, and an appeal to Bruno’s conscience is an exercise in futility. He was equally selfish, he just didn’t want to reciprocate! Strangers on a Train is a gripping short story squeezed into pages. Why did Highsmith include it here?

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith – 5 stars. Please remember, however, that this is the man who could sniff out something so brilliant in an itsy-bitsy little pager. Charley Highwmith is a psychopath, insane, beyond the pale–but Guy is just a guy like me or you who gets embroiled in a situation not of his making and becomes an active participant.

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