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e-Book Strangers on a Train epub download

Author: Ian Andrew,Patricia Highsmith
ISBN: 0582418127
Pages: 60 pages
Publisher: Penguin Readers (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Size ePUB: 1278 kb
Size Fb2: 1661 kb
Size DJVU: 1863 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book Strangers on a Train epub download

by Ian Andrew,Patricia Highsmith

Additional books by patricia highsmith. Published by w. w. norton. A Suspension of Mercy. Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes. Strangers on a Train.

Additional books by patricia highsmith. People Who Knock on the Door. norton & company. one. The train tore along with an angry, irregular rhythm.

Strangers on a Train (1950) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith about two men whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they 'trade' murders. He then goes ahead and fulfills his end of the imaginary bargain, leading to fatal consequences for both. It was adapted as a film in 1951 by director Alfred Hitchcock. It has since been adapted in whole or in part for film and television several times

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was shot in the autumn of 1950 and released by Warner Bros.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are .

The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.

Nowhere is Patricia Highsmith's affinity for animals more apparent than in The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, for here . Strangers on a Train The Price of Sal. Carol – Patricia Highsmith.

Nowhere is Patricia Highsmith's affinity for animals more apparent than in The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, for here she transfers the murderous thoughts and rages most associated with humans onto the animals themselves. You will meet, for exampl. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game. 29 MB·1,817 Downloads·Spanish. Patricia Highsmith se fue a casa y, escribió de un tirón el argumento completo de Carol, que Carol. Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction.

Craig Warner's adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith  . We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

Strangers on a Train is 29-year-old Patricia Highsmith’s dark debut novel from 1950. It involves the folies à deux of two passengers who, after a chance meeting, must navigate their way through a labyrinth of homoerotic impulses, crime and guilt.

Strangers on a Train book.

Craig Warner

Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith

Full Length, Thriller

Characters: 5 male, 2 female

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Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train and, because they are strangers, they think they can say anything while chatting. Bruno suggests that they could get away with murder-he could kill Guy's unfaithful wife while Guy could eliminate his hated father. Guy does not take him seriously, but Bruno is deadly serious. The basis of the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock which starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker.

"Skillfully adapted. A gripping play.''-Daily Telegraph

This particular edition is not the complete novel, but a very abridged version. The description on Amazon does not state this.
Here are the opening sentences of Patricia Highsmith's novel Strangers on a Train:

"The train tore along with an angry, irregular rhythm. it was having to stop at smaller and more frequent stations, where it would wait impatiently for a moment, then attack the prairie again. But progress was imperceptible. The prairie only undulated, like a vast, pink-tan blanket being casually shaken. The faster the train went, the more buoyant and taunting the undulations. Guy took his eyes from the window and hitched himself back against the seat. Miriam would delay the divorce at best, he thought."

Here, meanwhile, are the opening sentence of this eBook:

"The train rushed along angrily. Guy was thinking about Miriam. He saw her round pink face, her cruel mouth … he started to hate her."

I don't know who took it upon themselves to rewrite Highsmith's book, but this version (ASIN: B01FKPEFP0; published by "MUMOO") isn't her novel.

The actual eBook of Strangers on a Train is published by W. W. Norton & Company. This reads more like an unauthorized, bootleg version that would be better titled STRANGERS ON A TRAIN FOR DUMMIES. I don't know why Amazon is allowing this garbage to be sold on its site. Beware.

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I downloaded a sample of this book which was a rich and beautifully written excerpt. I purchased the kindle version and noted immediately that huge portions were missing and it read like a made for TV adaptation. This IS NOT the novel as advertised. It should be removed.

Guy's from Texas but lives in New York. He has dark hair and is 29. He's been separated from his 23 year old wife for three years and she's in Texas. She's pregnant by her boyfriend, Owen Markham.

Charles Bruno, who goes by 'Bruno' throughout the entire book, is a 25 year old blond and slightly overweight alcoholic who has wealthy parents, with the money being from his mother's side of the family. He's from New York. He dropped out of Harvard during his second year and doesn't currently work. He hates his father for not giving him money and for cheating on his mother multiple times. His parents may own Bruno Transforming Company, and they make AC-DC gadgets. He's drunk in most of the novel.

Needless to say Bruno is seriously disturbed. He admitted to himself that he likes crises and creating them. He thinks the planning of Miriam's demise gives him a sense of purpose and will fulfill a desire once she's gone. He's even thought about suicide. He misperceives things and believes that Guy is his friend early on when they barely know each other. When Guy wants nothing to do with him he says he was 'used' by Guy, when he wasn't at all. When he feels he's been rejected by Guy he seems to have a mental breakdown. His character's so much more fleshed out in the novel. He's more whiny too, and has outbursts. It's assumed by some, myself included, that he's gay, based on his obsession with Guy and always wanting to be near. Bruno's a character who definitely needed his backstory told and I don't know why it wasn't. We only know he's a mama's boy who likes to stay drunk.

Guy really tried his best to cut Bruno out of his life but in the end, gave in. Oddly, he began to see Bruno as a friend near the end of the novel when before, he couldn't stand to be around him. He got real loose-lipped too, which made no sense.

Anne is blonde in the book and brunette in the film. She's extremely bland. There's a scene where Bruno sends her an anonymous letter telling her that Guy knows more about Miriam's death than anyone knows. She asks Guy about it and doesn't seem at all concerned when Guy denies it. She's pretty nonchalant in regard to Bruno and I feel she should have been suspicious of him always showing up uninvited or inviting himself places. Anne is different in the film, brighter. Based on not much of anything other than similarities in her sister's eyeglasses and Miriam's, she figured out Miriam's murder. Someone else figured it out in the novel, a detective named Arthur Gerard.

After Miriam's death in the film, the similarities between book and film pretty much end. I wish I knew why the film was so different. The film doesn't show how much Guy cares for Anne. It doesn't delve into Bruno's obsession with Guy, with not letting him go after the bad deeds are done. In the film Bruno's cigarette lighter plays a part but not in the novel. The film has nothing at all on the novel. Novel spans over 1 1/2 years.

I haven't been real excited while reading a book in awhile. I loved this except for the last twenty pages. I had no thoughts on how the story would end and I'm not happy with it at all. A little more thought should have gone into it and one of the two things wasn't believable.
This an abridged version that takes all of the drama out of the story and gives you the plot twists and turns with no subtlety at all. Chopped by almost 200 pages, the bare bones feel to the story reads like I imagine the pitch for the movie might go and not like the rich, fully-developed novel Patricia Highsmith wrote. Buy the paperback or hardcover and skip the Kindle version all together.
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I actually received the W. W. Norton edition. However, there were a surprising number of typos in a book published by a respectable publisher, enough to be a distraction. It's hard to believe that a book that has been out for so long would not have been better copyedited over the years.

With regards to the story itself, it was certainly built on an interesting premise. Highsmith worked up the tension between Guy and Bruno relatively well. However, I was a bit confused by some of the characters' motivations. One minute a character would say how much they resent another person, the next they are inviting him to spend time with them. Maybe Highsmith was making a statement about polite society. If that was the case, it was not well-explored.