Monday, 13 June 2016

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN – Patricia Highsmith, 1950

This was a revelation. What I thought was just the story from some old black and white film (and -  yes - as a lover of old black and white films I should have known better) was a novel of immense stature.
The suspense was almost overwhelming and how could you not love Guy Haines, as much as you hate him, too?

I make many train journeys and I always pray that I will have an empty seat next to me so that I can just get on and read my latest book. I am constantly annoyed by people who want to talk about the weather or the delays on the railway or the latest football scores but I have never been interrupted by a man like Bruno. Would I like it if I were?  

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