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The Cry of the Owl

The Cry of the Owl - Patricia Highsmith

bookshelves: summer-2011, published-1962, mystery-thriller, noir

Read from July 28 to August 03, 2011


** spoiler alert **

(twit tw)Oooooooh - I lurve me some Highsmith and if the first episode tension keeps up throughout then a 5* it will be. Knuckle biting stuff...

...If this was Stripes, the film, then newly divorced, jobless, homeless, framed-up and shot-at Robert Forester would have joined the army and done the whole 'why did the chicken cross the road' dance routine AND walked away with a pretty dame on his arm.

Could have been that way but it wasn't.

It wasn't that way because this is Highsmith at her darkest.