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Strangers on a Train
Strangers on a Train: A Virago Modern Classic | Patricia Highsmith
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The psychologists would call it folie a deux . . . 'Bruno slammed his palms together. "Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?''' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities. 'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times
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Skygoddess1
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It was interesting reading this and seeing how it compared to the movie. Hitchcock changed quite a lot which was needed for the screen, but the original text was just as enjoyable for its more in depth look at the relationship between Bruno & Guy. #AuthorAMonth

AmyG I enjoyed this. Now I have to watch the movie. 1mo
Soubhiville I need to read and watch this. It‘s gotten a lot of love this month! I‘m so glad Author a Month is bringing people to authors they didn‘t know before. 😊 1mo
Soubhiville Not that you necessarily didn‘t know her, but lots of others read her for the first time this month. 1mo
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AmyG
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My hold cam in. Starting my Patricia Highsmith #AuthorAMonth today.
@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I hope you like it! I hear it‘s creepy… 1mo
AmyG @Soubhiville Creepy sounds great. How was your vacation? 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG it‘s been wonderful! The Smokey Mountains in the springtime are especially beautiful! And my very best friends are here. I‘m actually at the airport now, headed home. 1mo
AmyG So hppy you enjoyed yourself. Safe travels home! 1mo
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Melismatic
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New kitty alert! 😻💖 We‘re deciding to call her “Greycie”.

I really enjoyed this book. It was arguably a little too lengthy/meandery for the storyline but that only heightened the tension for me. #AuthorAMonth

Suet624 💕💕💕 1mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 1mo
AmyG She is beautiful ❤️ 1mo
Soubhiville Aw baby! 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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First book of holiday finished! This is definitely more of a psychological thriller than a murder mystery, as the characters‘ slowly start to melt down. They were all very unlikeable, but that‘s what makes the book so good; that you still want to read about horrid people.

I had hoped to use this for #pop22 as well as #authoramonth but, as I suspected, only the very first part is on a train so back to the drawing board for that!

#aam

Liatrek This is one of my fav Hitchcock movies. I really need to read the book. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I love this book 😊 I reckon you could probably get away with it for the #pop22 prompt. The key scene in the book is set on a train! 1mo
squirrelbrain Maybe I may just do that @RaeLovesToRead - feels a bit like cheating though! 🤣 1mo
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Megabooks I wasn‘t a fan. I ended up bailing, but I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds very good. So does your camping trip! 1mo
LeahBergen I must get to this one soon. 👍 1mo
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KatieDid927
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Pickpick

I loved it! I saw the Hitchcock film in college, but it‘s been awhile. The book is an excellent psychological thriller. The movie actually changes quite a lot of major plot points. I rewatched it after reading. It holds up, but, the book is better. 🚊🎠

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Larkken
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Between the pundits this week and my complicated relationship with Mother‘s Day, I have been mostly self-isolating and spending time with my dog 🐶♥️ and this book was a help in both regards! I was pleasantly surprised at how psychological this was - it isn‘t the murder(s) but instead the mental decline of the characters that provides suspense and I was enthralled! Fun #aam choice 👍🏻 #authoramonth2022

BkClubCare Puppy!! 1mo
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Addison_Reads
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#AuthorAMonth2022 @Soubhiville

Giving a book a pick when it made me feel repulsed while reading it feels odd but I think it shows what a wonderfully talented writer Patricia Highsmith is.

The characters in this story made my skin crawl. I disliked them and hated their whining and their inability to accept responsibility for their actions. However, this physiological thriller wouldn't have worked with likeable characters. Great crime read!

vivastory I agree wholeheartedly about Highsmith's ability to get under the reader's skin. I read Edith's Diary last year & it gave me a similar feeling but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. 2mo
EvieBee I felt the exact same way! It was a so-so for me. 2mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory @EvieBee This was my first Highsmith and the fact she evoked so much emotion from me makes me excited to read more. Definitely a book I don't think I'll forget, although it's not a favorite. 2mo
EvieBee Shortly after this one I read…and it was weird but I really liked it! 2mo
Soubhiville Great review! I love books that give me conflicting emotions. 2mo
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Andrea4
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Still a pick though of all the Highsmith I've read it wasn't my favourite. This time I was more annoyed and put off by the constant inner monologues (whining? Lol) of the main male characters.
I do love how Highsmith so deftly gives the reader a clear picture of what is happening while simultaneously revealing how her twisted main characters (mis)perceive things.

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Andrea4
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Hey #ReadersGoneRogue @FantasyChick @BookishTrish don't be strangers!! 🤣
I miss our postal book club. Anyone interested in trying again...or maybe finishing our last round and starting a new one? 😜

BookishTrish I was just thinking of you both! Trying to remember what books I have of whose (and failing). I‘m up for a reconnect! 3mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish witchy moment! 🧙‍♀️ I think @FantasyGirl had Lighthouse keeping by Winterson and maybe yours too? I don't quite remember but I think she got back logged! 3mo
BookishTrish Ooh I think I have 3mo
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BookishTrish It‘s me who got backlogged! I‘ll dig it out of one of the random piles of books! 3mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish haha alright! Well I know either way it's in good hands! I've definitely gotta make some headway on some physical books on my shelf, so I'm always up for another round! 3mo
FantasyChick Ooooh yes!!! I was just thinking about you guys the other day! But then I got distracted 🤣 I'm going to start working from the office again soon so I'll have free (ish) time again to read so I'd be up for another round! I've stress bought enough books in the last year that I have lots to choose from 🤣 3mo
FantasyChick @BookishTrish I DID send you out the last rounds books, right? My mind tells me sometime around Halloween? Or Remembrance Day? Before Christmas I'm sure. I don't think I have any here now but just tell me if I need to start looking 😅 3mo
Andrea4 @FantasyChick haha I think @BookishTrish has them. And woo for having reading time again! 3mo
BookishTrish Let the search…. Commence! 3mo
FantasyChick Yay!! Just let me know when you want to get another round started Ladies! I'll set some choices aside 😊 3mo
Andrea4 @BookishTrish @FantasyChick we could maybe start reading in April? 3mo
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LindaLappin
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Eggs Agreed! 4mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

This novel is suspenseful enough, unsettling and emotional, but it left me feeling unpleasant, trapped, and a little ill. One of the main characters keeps making such stupid, stupid choices, and I suppose in part it's Highsmith's commentary on society's abdication of responsibility, but that doesn't make it pleasant. In all, a good story that I didn't enjoy reading.

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Freespirit
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Mehso-so

I do appreciate Patricia Highsmith‘s originality and writing ability but I didn‘t enjoy this book. Perhaps it‘s following the journey of a psychopath that disturbed me 😕
I‘d like to read The Talented Mr Ripley…is it as menacing I wonder??
I need something lighter now..and some gardening to cleanse the palate 😂
#literature #crime #classic

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Twainy
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#Strangersonatrain

I was on a roll joining bookish FaceBook groups trying to find like-minded individuals when someone mentioned an APP called Litsy. I tried it, loved it, put it on my cell‘s home page. It wasn‘t until recently that I found out this is a website too, haven‘t seen it, haven‘t really gone back to the FB groups, basically just hang out here trash-talking & hyping the books I love & the books I love to hate. 😝

@Come-read-with-me 🤗

Twainy @rather_be_reading how exciting! Congratulations on your new job!! 🤗 1y
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IuliaC
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What a wonderful idea @Come-read-with-me to host this giveaway! I enjoyed reading your #strangersonatrain story, and read with equal pleasure each and every other story on how others found out about Litsy.
Yesterday I actually celebrated my 2 year Litsyversary! In January 2018 I was looking for an app to keep track of the books I read and this is how I came across Litsy, and am so happy that I did 🎉

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britt_brooke
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Oh, wow, I love the story behind this giveaway! Thanks for sharing it with us and being so generous @Come-read-with-me ❣️❣️ #strangersonatrain

I found Litsy through a Book Riot post on Facebook. I joined in May of 2016 and have used it daily ever since. It‘s my absolute favorite spot! 💚 It‘s truly changed my life.

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Hooked_on_books
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What a fun giveaway idea, @Come-read-with-me ! Five years ago, I was looking for a good way to discover new or new to me books and happened upon Book Riot. A number of articles there by @Liberty mentioned Litsy and I‘m now headed toward my 5 year Litsyversary in April! I wouldn‘t have it any other way. #strangersonatrain

ValerieAndBooks That‘s basically how it was for me too! Hard to believe it‘s been almost five years already. 1y
Hooked_on_books @ValerieAndBooks I know! I can‘t believe it‘s been that long. I‘m just delighted to have found a place that has given me so much more than book recs. 1y
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BennettBookworm
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Thank you @Come-read-with-me for the generous giveaway opportunity! My sister @LiteraryinLititz told me about Litsy over 4 years ago, and I‘m so grateful she did!!! #strangersonatrain

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m soooo glad you joined!! 💗💗 1y
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Mrs_B
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This is such a great idea @Come-read-with-me and an amazingly generous giveaway!
Just over a year ago I resolved to get back into reading and looked for a way to find good books and track my reading - a Google search led me to a blog post by @BlackandBookish and I decided to join. (which is so unlike me as I don‘t do any other social media) Here we are a year later and I love this place!!!
#strangersonatrain

Mrs_B Good luck with your new job @rather_be_reading !!! 1y
squirrelbrain Snap! I don‘t do any other social media either. I‘ve never been on FB or Instagram.... 1y
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Ruthiella
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@Come-read-with-me is hosting a giveaway celebrating her meeting Litten @rather_be_reading on a train and learning about Litsy. The prompt is easy - Tell her how you found Litsy! 😀

I discovered Litsy through the legendary @ReadingEnvy ❤️ on her podcast http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/p/podcast_16.html?m=1.

#strangersonatrain

ReadingEnvy Legendary! Well! 🥰 1y
Ruthiella @ReadingEnvy Totally legend... wait for it...dary! 🤩 (edited) 1y
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Kappadeemom
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So how did I get on Litsy?? @Come-read-with-me
Well, I am one the Old G‘s. I‘ve been on over 5 years and I can‘t remember how I found it. I do know that @MrBook was one of my first friends and he was serving as our official Mayor at the time. There were mostly publisher/editor “official book folks” on here at the time and I was a bit intimated since I‘m a plain ‘ol reader. I jumped in though and have loved Litsy ever since!

Kappadeemom Ok, I think I now remember. I think I heard about Litsy on All the Books podcast w/ @Liberty 1y
CoffeeK8 I found out about Litsy from All the Books as well! 1y
Laughterhp That‘s the same way I found out about Litsy! 1y
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DinoMom
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Check out this wonderful giveaway. Details on @Come-read-with-me feed. How did you find out about Litsy?

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Lindy
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I heard about Litsy on a Book Riot podcast a few years ago and have found my people here: readers who understand bookish passions. Thanks, Paula, for hosting a giveaway! Check out the details on @Come-read-with-me ‘s #strangersonatrain post.

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AmyG
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@Come-read-with-me is doing the lovliest #strangersonatrain giveaway. Check out her page for the info.

Thank you so much for doing this. I am sorry you will no longer see your friend on the train but perhaps you will meet a new person to introduce to Litsy!

I follow a reader friend on Instagram.....where she mentioned Litsy....and the rest is history.

Come-read-with-me Good way to make history! 1y
AmyG Ha! Yes...by reading! 1y
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Come-read-with-me
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For the past eight years I‘ve been taking the train to work but the past two years have been the most fun. This is when I met the person who introduced me to the wonderful world of Litsy! Since then, @rather_be_reading has become one of my best buddies. Now my wonderful train partner has a fabulous new job and we won‘t be riding together anymore. So in her honor, I am hosting a giveaway! The prompt is easy - Tell me how you found Litsy! ⬇️

Come-read-with-me Tag me in your post and you will be entered to win: ⭐️ two books from your TBR ⭐️ A one year subscription to “Oh Reader“ magazine ⭐️ and a bag of bookish swag! The Give Away closes on Jan 18 2021, The first day my friend will not be taking the train to work! ⬇️ (edited) 1y
Come-read-with-me This is the first time I have ever attempted to do a giveaway, so I hope I‘m doing it right! I‘m really going to miss you on the train Danielle, but here‘s to a picnic and a trip to the bookstorein the near future! ⬇️ (edited) 1y
AmyG That is so kind. Thank you! 1y
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Come-read-with-me This giveaway is open internationally. If you don‘t have access to the magazine, I‘ll add another book from your TBR! 📚 1y
Come-read-with-me @AmyG Thank you! I really hope I‘m doing this right 👀 1y
AmyG So far, so good! 👍🏻 1y
rather_be_reading omg i could just cry!! but so excited for your first giveaway!!! 1y
rather_be_reading Also I must check Oh Reader Magazine. Never heard of it! 1y
SabGinesi I just joined yesterday and I found it on Goodreads! Thank you so much 😁 1y
BennettBookworm This is so cool! Yay for bookish friends!! 1y
Texreader How cool is this? I learned about Litsy in a Southwest Airlines magazine back when I was routinely flying to a client‘s location across the great state of Texas. Thanks for the giveaway. That‘s so sweet!! 1y
DinoMom I learned about Litsy from two members of my book club @DebbieGrillo and @ShelleyBooksie I just joined late last year and love it! 1y
mabell What a lovely post and sweet idea for giveaway! ❤️ 1y
Sharpeipup I‘m with @Texreader I read about Litsy in the Southwest airlines magazine. 1y
AbigailJaneBlog This is so cool! I leaned about Litsy through the Page Turners group on Facebook (join if you haven't already!) but had to wait ages for it to be a available on Android devices 😭😅 I now tell all my bookish friends to get on board ❤ 1y
BooksCoffeeNurse @Come-read-with-me I found Litsy through a Google search. I wanted something similar to Instagram for book lovers, without having to create an actual Instagram! I‘m sort of anti-social media. However, Litsy has been amazing. I absolutely love it, and I really have met some amazing people on here. ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BarkingMadRun My friend @Graciouswarriorprincess told me about it! 1y
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I found it thought Google in an article about cool apps on social media. I am so delighted that I found Litsy ❤️❤️ 1y
Butterfinger Oh no. You two are going to miss each other. Thanks for the giveaway and @rather_be_reading Congratulations!!! 1y
monkeygirlsmama What a sweet way to celebrate her and her new job, but so sorry to hear your commute together will be ending. :(

And, um, honestly, I don't even remember how I found Litsy. It's been about 4-5 years ago and I have loved every minute I've been here, though there have been some gaps here and there due to life. To whatever force brought me to this wondrous place all those years ago though, I say now, THANK YOU! 😎

#strangersonatrain

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MySharonaK Congrats on your first giveaway🌸 and congrats to @rather_be_reading on your new job! 🌷 —- someone recommended litsy to me on a Facebook reading group! Have been here every day since ❤️ 1y
Buechersuechtling Oh, such a sweet story. And such a lovely idea. 😍 So typical for Litsy❣️ Thank you @Come-read-with-me – and all the best for your new job @rather_be_reading ‼️ I discovered Litsy through a blog article by @Papiergefluester – meanwhile she has deleted her blog, so I can‘t link the article. She presented and explained the Litsy-app. It was perfect for me: I wanted exchange with book lovers without all the fuss of maintaining my own blog. 🥰 (edited) 1y
Gissy I know about Litsy through @BookishMarginalia and @WanderingBookaneer One day we were sharing and talking with ☕️at BookmarkPR bookstore, their happy place as they used to call it. They gave me details of this wonderful community and @BookishMargenalia helped me to access the application. Since that day, a couple of years ago, I have been in Litsy and eternally grateful to these two amazing persons😍❤️❤️ ❤️

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Come-read-with-me @SabGinesi Thanks for entering my give away and welcome to Litsy! 1y
Come-read-with-me @Texreader Thanks for participating! 1y
Come-read-with-me @DinoMom Thanks for being apart of my first give away! 1y
Come-read-with-me @Sharpeipup Thanks for joining in! 1y
Come-read-with-me @AbigailJaneBlog Thanks for the info about Page Turners! 1y
Come-read-with-me @BooksCoffeeNurse I‘m also a little hesitant about social media in general, but this is my happy place! 1y
Come-read-with-me @BarkingMadRun Thanks for participating! 1y
Come-read-with-me @NeedsMoreBooks I‘m delighted too!!! Thanks for being part of my first giveaway! 1y
Come-read-with-me @monkeygirlsmama Thank you so much for participating in my first give away! 1y
Come-read-with-me @MySharonaK Thank you so much for participating!! 1y
Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling Thank you for joining my first give away!!! 1y
Come-read-with-me @Gissy Thank you so much for playing!! 1y
Buechersuechtling @Come-read-with-me 🤗 1y
JenReadsAlot My dear friend @peaknit introduced me to Litsy about 4 years ago! 1y
rachelm I saw a book riot article about five years ago, and viola! So glad I‘m here 😻 1y
ShelleyBooksie My friend @DebbieGrillo told me about Litsy at our book club meeting. I've been hooked since! 1y
bthegood I decided to get rid of my social media account, and start visiting and talking to people in person. This was January 2020. Yeah, then that happened, so I started to look for social media that was positive. I googled social media trends and I found Litsy, described as instagram for book lovers. I love this site! My only social media!! Thx for the prompt😊 1y
JackOBotts I discovered Litsy through the marvelous @Liberty and a Book Riot article (I think). Was hooked from day 1! 🤗💜 📚 1y
Chili I think I found Litsy in an email article. It had just started and there were not many people on board yet. It was only for iPhone back then. 1y
peaknit My long distance pen pal and now friend, Christine told me about Litsy, she is not active here now though, but I thank her for the hook up👍🏻 what a great honor for your friend, I‘m sorry you won‘t be riding together anymore. 1y
DebbieGrillo I think, if I'm correct, I read about in the New York Times Book Review while I was visiting my sister-in-law in New Jersey. 1y
Crazeedi I just shared your lovely giveaway 💗 1y
Branwen I just posted about your sweet giveaway and shared my story! 💕📚🤗 I love this so much! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely post. 💖 1y
Twainy You two are so lucky to have met! Now I have to go read the related posts! 1y
truthinfiction Posted about your giveaway and shared my story. 🥰📚😃 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego What a wonderful story & friendship. 💖 1y
Alora I was looking up new book apps and found it! What a cool story! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! 1y
EatSleepRead From a BOTM Facebook group. 1y
Powered_By_Plants Awww such a wonderful story 🥰 , 🥂 cheers to friendship and new jobs , congratulations @rather_be_reading 1y
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ozma.of.oz
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Mehso-so

An innocent conversation on a train turns dark when two strangers realize they both have someone in their lives they want to be rid of. This begins a friendship that may doom them both.

Listen, this was a weird little story. And I‘ll be honest, the DARE program didn‘t really prepare me for the idea of peer pressure murder. 😂 This was a little dark and a bit creepy. I didn‘t really like anybody, which always kinda hampers my enjoyment. 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

Ruthiella I can see why it is admired but the tension and... I think I would call it casual cruelty in this book was difficult read about. I also listened to it as performed by Bronson Pinchot and thought he did a magnificent job though! 2y
ozma.of.oz @Ruthiella Oh no doubt! He was excellent at ramping up the anxiety for me. And I agree, the level of manipulation and cruelty was rough to listen too. 2y
TheAromaofBooks The Hitchcock movie is so fantastic for this one but I've never read the book, although it's been on my list forever!! 2y
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ozma.of.oz @TheAromaofBooks Sounds like we‘re reversed then, because I‘ve never seen the movie! 😅 2y
rabbitprincess I remember DARE! Oh man!! And yes I think I would have paid more attention if it included this scenario 🤣 2y
KathyWheeler The Hitchcock movie is fantastic! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I've heard that there are several differences between the book and movie (as usual) so I'm not sure how closely they follow. I think part of it is that Hitchcock tried to make one of the characters more likable so you'd have someone to root for. You should definitely watch it - the pacing is fabulous. 2y
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EadieB
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Day 26 - #CuriousStranger #JamminJune
#StrangersOnATrain #PatriciaHighsmith

I loved this book! Alfred Hitchcock film inspired by book!

Eggs I loved the movie !! 2y
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Lillie
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Mehso-so

2.5 🌟
Not a mystery but a psychological suspense I guess. Wanted to like it but it mostly left me meh.

#EightPerfectMurdersProject

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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

Reading this book made me so tense I kept having to put it down and take deep breaths. Even though I knew what was coming. This thriller is a classic for a reason.

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MyBookLife
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BOOK HAUL ☺️ #KeepLitsyPositive For me this is a positive post, even though my wallet doesn‘t necessarily agree 🤷🏻‍♀️
(Some of them are in swedish, but I think you can figure out which most of them are anyway.)

charl08 Looks good! 2y
Reviewsbylola Wow, amazing haul!! 2y
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YaYa_Reads
Mehso-so

Although written in a different day/time, this is one is those books that makes you question the mind and imagination of the author 😬

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QuietMornings
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Reading this one because Clare MacKintosh picked it as her January book... but I‘m struggling to get into it.

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AmyStewart

How has it taken me so long to read this book? It's so creepy and weird and compelling and engrossing. It's truly a novel of another time and place. Now I have to go watch the movie again. Read it! It's amazing!

Blaire Agree. I‘m reading talented mr ripley now. So good. 3y
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Come-read-with-me
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Pickpick

Highsmith was a voice well before her time and she delivered the perfect crime story without being recognized during her lifetime. This is a subtly menacing story, with nuanced writing about the evils of the human soul and the lengths people will go to get what they want. Highsmith sets the bar for the judgement of all crime novels. Years later few authors have been able to meet the challenge of crafting such a suspenseful story.

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EadieB
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Day 12 - #Train #LetsTravelAugust

These are books about trains that I have read and enjoyed!

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🚆 3y
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jen182
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Such an engrossing book, and even better, the narrator does a very good job of giving each character their own speaking traits, etc. 😄

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EadieB
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Day 24 - #stranger #anewchapter

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.

vkois88 Omg! Lol I love stories like this that appear so outlandish... I mean, who would walk up and introduce into the conversation a proposal of murder. The sad thing is, it really does happen... or maybe I just used to watch too much ID channel 😂 3y
EadieB @vkois88 it a really good book and an Alfred Hitchcock movie! 3y
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EadieB
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Day 11 - adventrecommends

Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno are passengers on the same train. Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. "Some people are better off dead," Bruno remarks, "like your wife and my father, for instance." As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped into believing that anybody is capable of murder.

EadieB I enjoyed this one a lot and it is also a Hitchcock movie! 4y
LisaW I‘ve been binging Highsmith lately...This one is next. 4y
EadieB @LisaW Great! I hope you enjoy it! 4y
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Gezemice
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Mehso-so

Two men meet on the train, and their lives intertwine with murder, guilt, and a gradual descent to madness. Bruno, the rotten man, haunts and coerces Guy, the seemingly good one; but they are more alike then they seem: there is good and evil in everyone. There are interesting themes at play, and this would have made an excellent short story. However, it is drawn out too long, the middle is quite boring, and there is too much self-torture. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

KathyWheeler I keep meaning to read this book because I loved the movie. 4y
Gezemice @KathyWheeler I have never seen the movie but I suspect it is better than the book. A condensed version would have more impact. 4y
Liatrek The movie is excellent! I still need to give the book a try. 4y
Gezemice @Liatrek Sounds like I need to give the movie a try! 4y
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teainthelibrary
Mehso-so

A thriller/mystery that started off really strong, but unfortunately died off in the end. About half way through, I really began to struggle. Up to that point though, I was really loving it - it made me anxious and uncomfortable in all the best ways. It‘s clearly a classic for a reason but I just couldn‘t get into it.

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Mehso-so


This was good. Very much a psychological novel, as we are mostly in Guy‘s mind as he tries to deal with Bruno, and at the same time, move on with his life. It does switch to a couple of other perspectives, as well, but mostly we follow Guy. Good book

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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

Bronson Pinchot was the reader and believe it or not, Balki was excellent! 😂 #favoritereadofsummer #allthebookssept18 @TheReaderBee @Loriimagination

Liatrek One of my favorite Hitchcock movies😊 4y
Indexasaurus Balki!! I loved Perfect Strangers, lol. 4y
LeahBergen I recently bought this book. 👍🏼 4y
mgallo1968 Pinchot is a FABULOUS narrator! MATTERHORN and MY KOREAN DELI were so good, highly recommend!! 4y
Mindyrecycles @mgallo1968 Thanks, I had no idea he was in the narration business or that his normal speaking voice was so fabulous. Thanks for the titles; I‘m adding them to my Audible wish list. 4y
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teainthelibrary
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Kicking off the season of spooky reads with Patricia Highsmith and a dirty chai latte! This book has been on my TBR for many, many years, and I can‘t wait to spend this weekend curled up with it. I‘m about a third through it already and it‘s giving me so much anxiety!!

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laurenlovesliterature

A little audio book to help lull my ass to sleep. 😑😴🎧📱🌌🌆

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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

1. 59
2. 90! Gonna be close.
3. Strangers on a Train. Not a word out of place.
4. The Namesake. I loved Interpreter of Maladies.
#2018checkin

CarolynM I loved The Interpreter of Maladies too. Still haven't gotten around to The Namesake 4y
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LeahBergen
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To plan a perfect murder, you may need to be sitting #RightNextToTheRightOne on a train. 😉

#SeptemberDanes

vivastory Well played! 👏👏 4y
vivastory Now I have an overwhelming desire to rewatch the movie! 4y
Reviewsbylola I LOVE these editions! So far all I have is 4y
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readordierachel This edition 😍😍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a great edition and great pick! 👏 4y
Kalalalatja That edition 😍😍😍 I need all of them in my life! 4y
Cathythoughts I love it ! Excellent answer 💫 4y
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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

Patricia Highsmith is a wonder...who else could build such a suspenseful, detailed, intelligent, seductive page turner? I love this campy cover, but alas it is not mine. #lastbookyouloved #allthebookssept18 @TheReaderBee @Loriimagination

KathyWheeler I need to read this book; Strangers on a Train is one of my favorite movies. 4y
Sweettartlaura Sooooo good! 4y
Gezemice I love that cover! So vintage pulp fiction! 4y
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ManyWordsLater
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At a friends wedding this weekend. No kid. Craving a comfy chair and a proper mug.

Reviewsbylola Oooooh enjoy your kid free weekend!! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is between a pick and a so-so. I can see why some disliked the book because the two main characters are very disagreeable - one a deranged fellow, the other, weak and spineless. But they both make an interesting character study and Highsmith made a fascinating examination of the relationship between the two guys. This is more of a psychological tale exploring issues of guilt and morality rather than a murder story.

TieDyeDude My favorite Hitchcock movie. I may have to give the book a try 4y
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EadieB
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Patricia Highsmith is best known for The Talented Mr Ripley but I really enjoyed Strangers on a Train. Alfred Hitchcock made a movie of this thriller. 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.

Weaponxgirl Another book that's been on my radar. 😀 4y
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Andrew65 I know both the books but not read either of them! 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 I haven‘t read Mr Ripley but I did enjoy the movie. 4y
LikelyLibrarian I‘ve read Ripley before. Love Highsmith! 4y
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