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Highsmith's 1950 debut novel made her famous (and inspired a Hitchcock film) but, unlike some of her later titles, was never recorded. William Roberts does the reading honors.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
An incredible study of psychological torture and how fine the membrane is between normality and the underlying darkness. — Tana French
Strangers on a Train is a moral-vertigo thriller: Crime and Punishment for a post-atomic age. — Tom Nolan (The Los Angeles Times) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Delightful read. This story strung me along and made me wonder how people can get caught up in very unsavoury situations.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
You've seen the movie of this book even if you don't realize it. A sound tale that will give you wonder to those you've shared some secret with.Published 9 months ago by Aaron Taylor
I went into this already familiar with Hitchcock's film version of the same story. The opening premise of the film and HighSmith's novel are the same. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2012 by Arah-Lynda Hay
This is one of those rare cases when the movie is actually better than the book. If you want the definitive version of this story, then watch the movie. Read morePublished on July 4 2008 by Joel Cormier
I don't know why it surprises me to discover that Hollywood has tampered with a novel. Having only seen the Hitchcock film scripted by Raymond Chandler, I was blown away by this... Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by I. Sondel
"Stranger on a Train" is a really interesting book. It has a lot of crazy things in it and the main person is a real psychopath but I guess that's what makes the book so special. Read morePublished on June 22 2004
Highly entertaining and original, even though so many rip-offs have been produced since its debut. Highsmith does a titanic job of studying the cat-and-mouse psychology of Guy and... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by Nelson Aspen
...than the movie! As I recall it, the character of Bruno never develops in the movie beyond that of a randomly-met psychopath; the portrayal of Guy, for that matter, is rather... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by P. Micocci
I found the dialog between the two potential accomplices in the train was the best part of the book. Read morePublished on July 13 2003 by Jean-Marc M Salama