Book Reviews of Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith
ISBN-13: 9780393321982
ISBN-10: 0393321983
Publication Date: 8/2001
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Wonderful mystery.
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This was a great read. It leaves you wondering what you would do in this situation.
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A wonderful book that takes the reader back into time when there weren't emails or cell phones.
I love how Patricia Highsmith delves into how deeply guilt can play with one's psyche.
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Very good. The suspense just keeps building. I did not at all expect the second half.
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Strangers on a Train was an excellent 1950's debut for 29 year old Patricia Highsmith. It is a tour de force of social satire and psychological drama. Charles Bruno and Guy Haines meet on a train and Bruno manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. "Some people are better off dead," Bruno remarks, "like your wife and my father, for instance." Bruno's plan shows Guy that anyone can become a murderer. This novel was an inspiration for a classic Alfred Hitchcock film and provides a thorough examination of guilt and obsession of murder. The reader gets a good taste of Highsmith's remarkable range of psychological insight. It is a tangled web of murder, desperation and manipulation and should not be missed if you like psychological thrillers. I look forward to reading more of Patricia Highsmith's novels in the near future.