Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I Love Her

Patricia Highsmith just completely rocks my world.


Chris said...

Seconded! Hitchcock adapted Strangers on a Train and changed it so much that it's two different stories. Her Ripley series are fantastic (she starts to lose it on the third or fourth one though... ) and her short stories are just tremendous.

Anonymous said...

Never read her. What do you recommend starting with, full-length novel-wise?

.the summer-break tomato.


The Critic said...

Full-length novel-wise....hmmmm....curse you and your lack of enjoyment from short stories. That's all I'm writing these days.

Forget what you've seen of Hitchcock's film and read Strangers on a Train

Forget Matt Damon (tho it was a good adaptation, imho) and read The Talented Mr. Ripley

This Sweet Sickness is pretty good too.

Any thoughts, fellow Highsmith lover?