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I was aware of the existence of this book, but knew nothing of the subject matter. It is a story of WWII told through the eyes of a naive 9 year old German boy. I knew immediately where his family relocated and what his father did. The ending broke my heart. I saw it coming as soon but hoped it wouldn't end the way it did. Very good book.
April #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Cinfhen Great match!!! I loved this book!! I learnt so much 🧡 4h
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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!


Liatrek This is one of my fav Hitchcock movies. I really need to read the book. 22h
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! 21h
squirrelbrain Maybe I may just do that @RaeLovesToRead - feels a bit like cheating though! 🤣 20h
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Megabooks I wasn‘t a fan. I ended up bailing, but I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 18h
BarbaraBB Sounds very good. So does your camping trip! 17h
LeahBergen I must get to this one soon. 👍 15h
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I will definitely finish my Simone St. James #SundayBuddyRead. And I am hoping to finish Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen....good, but a big big, slow read. And....maybe start my Highsmith #AuthoraMonth book if my hold comes through. And, lastly, read some of my ebook, The Maid - Nita Prose.

#MarvelousMay @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 3d
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I‘m not big on psychological thrillers,but I did find a brilliant memoir-ish graphic novel for #AuthorAMonth.Who knew Patricia Highsmith wrote comic book scripts! This “fictionalized narrative of a true story” is the brainchild of Lumberjanes‘ Grace Ellis. It‘s a raw/gritty view of Highsmith‘s writing life, the events that inspired her most famous works, her disturbing psychoanalysis & her obnoxious, conflicted and dark personality.

Soubhiville Sounds really intriguing. 4d
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I am so far behind in posting reviews! Just reading like a fiend + life getting thrown in my face = not. enough. time. sigh.

I did finish this book in April the #AuthorAMonth author for April. I had been warned that it was a really good book and that I would need a box of kleenexes. I didn't. I found it more melodramatic than dramatic with sparse detail given it was supposed to be an historical novel. ⬇


DrexEdit I did finish the whole thing, even though it was a chunky 580 pages. So I guess it's a soft pick/so-so for me. It was pretty good, but I didn't find it overwhelming. I'm glad I tried a book by this author. I don't think I'll continue with him unless someone knows that one of his other books is totally worth the time. 6d
Ruthiella I didn‘t love this either. But I want to give him another chance. 6d
DrexEdit @Ruthiella I'm hoping he's got a short book out there! ☺️ 6d
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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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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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LeeRHarry Oooh Prodigal Summer, my fave - enjoy! 😊 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#BookReport: my reading has been all over the place this week

Finished Reading:
📚 Hard Eight

Currently Reading:
📚 Lost Among the Living #SundayBuddyRead
📚 The Talented Mr. Ripley #AuthorAMonth
📚 To the Nines
📚 Mrs. Dalloway
📚 Broken


Cinfhen I LOVE Jenny Lawson on audio!!! She‘s hilarious 1w
Cinfhen How‘s the Highsmith?? I bailed on my #AAM read… 1w
CoffeeNBooks @Cinfhen I don't necessarily love the Highsmith book, but I'm intrigued enough to keep reading...for now. I haven't read or finished any AAM books this year so I'm determined this month because I have a lot of extra time to read. 😁 1w
Cinfhen At least you‘ve been consistent 😁😂😂 1w
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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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This #SapphicNovel written in 1952 was groundbreaking. It‘s not a titillating paperback, but instead a literary romance about two women who have much to lose if their relationship is outed. Highsmith plays power imbalances well: a young woman who is just discovering her feelings versus a more mature woman who is risking custody of her child. The ending is brilliantly unsettling. #pop22 #AuthorAMonth

Cassandra Campbell narration is fantastic.

Megabooks @Cinfhen decided how I felt! 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen Great review!! I‘ve heard the film is outstanding 1w
BarbaraBB That sounds great. I really need to read more Highsmith! 1w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m so not good about watching screen adaptations, but it is excellent source material for a movie. 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘m trying to decide if I‘m going to read another. My library also has her debut on audio. (edited) 1w
sarahbarnes I keep wanting to read something by Highsmith! 1w
Soubhiville Unsettling is the perfect word! This is the only Highsmith I‘ve read so far. 1w
Megabooks @sarahbarnes this is a good one to try! 1w
Megabooks @Soubhiville thanks! I‘m still unsettled by it. I don‘t think I would‘ve liked it as much without that ending, though. It‘s my only Highsmith too. This year I‘m FINISHING a book by every author a month. 👍🏻 we have a good slate so it hasn‘t been difficult so far. 1w
MicheleinPhilly I‘m obviously biased but the movie is incredible. 1w
Cortg I just put the dots together! I watched this movie a few years ago and really enjoyed it! I brought a copy of The Price of Salt home from a Little Free Library find thinking it sounded good! The Price of Salt = Carol 🤯 Now I need to move this read up on my TBR stack! Thanks 😊 1w
batsy @Soubhiville It's the only one I've read so far too, though I've been meaning to read everything else by her for the longest time because this was so good. 1w
squirrelbrain I have this out from the library to read, and also Strangers on a Train (which will also double-dip for #pop22). Glad you enjoyed it - looking forward to it even more now! 1w
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly the book read like a screen adaptation would work well. I‘ll have to check it out! 1w
Megabooks @Cortg yes, they mentioned that when introducing the book. I‘m sure the title change had to do with the movie tie in. I hope you enjoy it! (edited) 1w
Megabooks @batsy this was good! I‘m definitely interested in reading more. 1w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain what are you using SoaT for with pop22? I hope you enjoy this! 1w
squirrelbrain There‘s one about being set on a plane, train or boat, I think. Although maybe the book is only them meeting on a train rather than being set wholly on a train. 🤔 1w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain ah yeah. I used this but it was just okay. 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it sounds very good and very much a “Barbara book”. 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
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