Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith,Michael Nation
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781405882323
ISBN 13: 1405882328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

Reading level: 4 [red].

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 155152483X
ISBN 13: 9781551524832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man of high social standing who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences. This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock's representations of male homosexuality. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009. It features twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and/or by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. Jonathan Goldberg is a professor at Emory University, where he directs the Studies in Sexualities program. He is the author of many books and editor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's posthumous 2012 book The Weather in Proust.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 1442465719
ISBN 13: 9781442465718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

Nancy and her friends take their detective skills on an Alaskan adventure in this second book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy’s Alaskan adventure continues as she, Bess, and George disembark the mystery-plagued Arctic Star cruise ship and explore the grand sites of the forty-ninth state: Skagway; the Yukon territory, and Denali National Park. It’s spectacular scenery, but things start to go wrong almost immediately, leading Nancy to believe that whoever was behind the unsolved mayhem aboard the ship has followed them onto dry land. The girl detectives had better watch their steps—they’re on uncharted and unknown territory!

Strangers on the 16 02

Strangers on the 16 02
Author: Priya Basil
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 140904582X
ISBN 13: 9781409045823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on the 16 02 Book Review:

It's a hot, crowded train. Helen Summers is on her way to see her sister Jill to tell her an awful secret. Another passenger, Kerm, is on his way back from his grandfather's funeral. They are strangers, jammed against each other in a crowded carriage. Noisy school kids fill the train - and three of them are about to cause a whole heap of trouble. In the chaos, Helen and Kerm are thrown together in a way they never expected. Catching a train? Read Strangers on the 16:02 and you'll never feel the same way about your fellow passengers again.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Craig Warner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780573019722
ISBN 13: 057301972X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

Guy Haines and Charles Bruno meet on a train. Because they're strangers they can say anything they like to one another. Bruno proposes the perfect murder: he will kill Guy's unfaithful wife if Guy will kill his much-hated father. Guy never imagines Bruno is serious. But Bruno is deadly serious.

Nancy Drew Diaries

Nancy Drew Diaries
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781442493551
ISBN 13: 1442493550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Drew Diaries Book Review:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
Author: Agatha Christie
Publsiher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confessions on the 7 45 A Novel

Confessions on the 7 45  A Novel
Author: Lisa Unger
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1488069077
ISBN 13: 9781488069079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions on the 7 45 A Novel Book Review:

COMING TO NETFLIX “Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies. Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. Then the nanny disappears. As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover… Looking for more gripping suspense? Check out Last Girl Ghosted, also from New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger.

Stranger on a Train

Stranger on a Train
Author: Jenny Diski
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1466853085
ISBN 13: 9781466853089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger on a Train Book Review:

The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Gans Kolins
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN 10: 1329965043
ISBN 13: 9781329965041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

It was heart-rending. I had finished my meeting with a prospective customer and commuted back to my hometown trying to work a little on the train, but my attention, like everyone else's, was drawn to the young woman sitting on the other side of the aisle. She was averting her face, trying to look out of the window, but she was crying almost incessantly.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-08-17
ISBN 10: 039334469X
ISBN 13: 9780393344691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train Book Review:

"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." —Time The world of Patricia Highsmith has always been filled with ordinary people, all of whom are capable of very ordinary crimes. This theme was present from the beginning, when her debut, Strangers on a Train, galvanized the reading public. Here we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while 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 in Highsmith's perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.

Strangers on a Train A Novel

Strangers on a Train  A Novel
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0393867331
ISBN 13: 9780393867336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train A Novel Book Review:

"Strangers on a Train has lost none of its power to disturb…We will likely be reading Patricia Highsmith for the next one hundred years." —Paula Hawkins Just in time for the centennial celebration of groundbreaking noir fiction writer Patricia Highsmith comes a reissue of her propulsive, engrossing debut, Strangers on a Train, with a new introduction by best-selling author Paula Hawkins. Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno are passengers on the same train. Haines is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno a mysterious smooth-talker with a sadistic proposal: he’ll murder Haines’s wife if Haines will murder Bruno’s father. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy finds himself trapped in Highsmith’s perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, ordinary people are capable of extraordinary crimes. The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith’s prolific career, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday life.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781784876777
ISBN 13: 1784876771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith Book Analysis

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 2808015674
ISBN 13: 9782808015677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith Book Analysis Book Review:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Strangers on a Train with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, which tells the story of two men whose lives become intertwined as a result of a chilling pact. Charles Anthony Bruno strikes up a conversation with the young architect Guy Haines and tells him that he can kill his wife, who he wants to divorce so that he can marry someone else, if Guy will kill Bruno’s father. Despite Guy’s reluctance, Bruno forges ahead with the scheme, drawing the two men ever deeper into a morass of guilt and paranoia. Strangers on a Train was Patricia Highsmith’s first novel, and its film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock catapulted her to fame. Her reputation only grew with her subsequent novels, including the series of thrillers starring the charming murderer Tom Ripley. Find out everything you need to know about Strangers on a Train in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Small World

Small World
Author: Jonathan Evison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN 10: 0593184149
ISBN 13: 9780593184141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small World Book Review:

A New York Times Editor's Choice! One of Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction Novels of 2022 One of the LA Times's 10 Books to Add to Your Reading List One of Book Culture's Most Anticipated Reads “A bighearted, widescreen American tale.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Masterpiece…the quintessential Great American Novel.”—Booklist (starred) “A vivid mosaic.”—BookPage (starred) Jonathan Evison’s Small World is an epic novel for now. Set against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the transcontinental railroad, and a speeding train of modern-day strangers forced together by fate, it is a grand entertainment that asks big questions. The characters of Small World connect in the most intriguing and meaningful ways, winning, breaking, and winning our hearts again. In exploring the passengers’ lives and those of their ancestors more than a century before, Small World chronicles 170 years of American nation-building from numerous points of view across place and time. And it does it with a fullhearted, full-throttle pace that asks on the most human, intimate scale whether it is truly possible to meet, and survive, the choices posed—and forced—by the age. The result is a historical epic with a Dickensian flair, a grand entertainment that asks whether our nation has made good on its promises. It dazzles as its characters come to connect with one another through time. And it hits home as it probes at our country’s injustices, big and small, straight through to its deeply satisfying final words.

Shadow Without a Name

Shadow Without a Name
Author: Ignacio Padilla
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-04
ISBN 10: 9780312422707
ISBN 13: 0312422709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Without a Name Book Review:

Three men, including a railway signalman, a World War I hero and Nazi general, and a master chess player, find key events in their lives intertwining as the events of the First and Second World Wars thrust them together at the center of a dangerous game. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories
Author: Daniel Jones,Miya Lee
Publsiher: Artisan
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 1648290132
ISBN 13: 9781648290138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tiny Love Stories Book Review:

An illustrated collection of 175 mini love stories from the New York Times’s Tiny Love Stories column, by the editors of Modern Love.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train
Author: Kotaro Isaka
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 1647003849
ISBN 13: 9781647003845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bullet Train Book Review:

A dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins—soon to be a major film from Sony starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, and Benito A Martínez Ocasio, and more Satoshi—The Prince—looks like an innocent schoolboy but is really a stylish and devious assassin. Risk fuels him, as does a good philosophical debate, such as questioning: Is killing really wrong? Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to The Prince, and Kimura has tracked him onto a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers on board. Nanao, also nicknamed Ladybug, the self-proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world,” is put on the bullet train by his boss, a mysterious young woman called Maria, to steal a suitcase full of money and get off at the first stop. The lethal duo of Tangerine and Lemon are also traveling to Morioka, and the suitcase leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will make it off alive? A bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with incredible energy as its complex net of double-crosses and twists unwinds up to the last station.

Include Me Out

Include Me Out
Author: Farley Granger,Robert Calhoun
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-03-06
ISBN 10: 1429945443
ISBN 13: 9781429945448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Include Me Out Book Review:

In classic Hollywood tradition, Farley Granger, a high school senior, was discovered by Sam Goldwyn's casting director in an off-Hollywood Boulevard play. Granger describes how he learned his craft as he went on to star in a number of films, giving an insider's view of working with Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train and Rope, Luchino Visconti on Senso, and Nick Ray on They Live by Night. He is eloquent about his bisexuality and tells of affairs with Patricia Neal, Arthur Laurents, Shelley Winters, Leonard Bernstein and Ava Gardner and his involvement with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and Tyrone Power. Granger recreates his legendary struggle to break his contract with Goldwyn. He had to buy his way out to work on Broadway. He describes the early days of live television and working with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Helen Hayes, and Claire Bloom. He captures the thrill of acting on the stage with Janice Rule, June Havoc, Larry Hagman, Barbara Cook, and the National Repertory Theatre, where his determination paid off with an OBIE for his work in Tally & Son. Granger's delightful and elegant memoir Include Me Out captures the extravangance of Hollywood's Golden Age-and provides colorful portraits of many of its major players.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule
Author: AMANDA. CRAIG
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780349143484
ISBN 13: 034914348X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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