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Black House and Other Stories Hardcover – Sep 28 1981

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (Sept. 28 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0434335185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434335183
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g

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'The Black House runs true to beguilingly upsetting form' Event 'Her stories are masterpieces of misanthropy and futility' Irish Times 'Nothing is certain when we have crossed this frontier. It is not the world as we once believed we knew it, but it is frighteningly more real to us than the house next door' Graham Greene 'A border zone of the macabre, the disturbing, the not-quite accidental' New York Times Book Review --This text refers to the Print on Demand (Paperback) edition.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously. --This text refers to the Print on Demand (Paperback) edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If I could rate it 11, I would Oct. 16 1997
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Everytime you open a book by Patricia Highsmith, there is no certainty at all about what you will encounter (at least that happens to me). However, this time I found more surprises than usual. Each of the 11 stories has its particular charm, but the one I loved most was "Blow It". It is worth buying the book just to read this story. If you are a woman and you like Highsmith, you cannot afford to leave this one unread. And, remember, reality is more frightening than horror movies!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A collection of short stories by Patricia Highsmith. June 11 1998
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The Black House is a very unique book. You may think it sounds like a horror book. But it is really only scary in the way that people are in this book. It takes a while to become used to the author's style of writing, so you have to be patient. Some of these stories are very strange, be prepared. I found this book to be frusturating because it was so different.The author did a good job leaving you with a question at the end of each story.
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book was not like I thought it would be. June 11 1998
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Although this book was interesting, it really didn't have much to do with "horror" or "scariness". There were a few stories that gave me the creeps, but most of them just didn't make much sense. Patricia Highsmith is an excellent author, but her writing takes some getting used to. Basically, I was disappointed in the book. I really thought it was going to be better. I actually got bored with a few of the stories; there's not a lot of action.

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