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Still, I totally enjoyed reading this. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.

Odds and ends make for different suspicions, and the facts don’t seem to neatly add up. We see that the hero of the film is dead. I used to try the same with the movie but I am quite literally the only person I know that is willing to sit through a film that is void of color.

Most of us are familiar with the story from the Otto Premminger classic movie of the same name. Inshe traveled to the Motherland: Kurezan Waldo has a massive ego, and this is reflected in his writing and narration. Vera Caspary is playing a dangerous game. I was talked into reading “Laura” by a friend who is an old movie buff and found an original version. I felt sick within myself, ashamed of hysteria and weak shrinking.

Laura (Stage Play)

Much of this we learn in retrospect, because as the book opens, Laura’s housekeeper comes to work one Saturday morning, opens the door, and finds Laura lying on the floor, dead from a caspxry blast. She is the editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: We simply can’t put it down at this point.

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Vanessa rated it it was ok Nov 17, It meant owning myself, possessing all my silly and useless routines, being the sole mistress of my habits. It is during McPherson’s narration we get to see events as they really are, bringing about for the reader an understanding of the detective’s thought process and actions so twisted out of context by Lydecker.

Each of them, of course, hides several relevant secrets, which deepens the mystery, and creates a whirlwind of intense questioning, personal conflic Rating is for stage play. He has recently recovered from being shot, and so not only is he gaining a reputation for being smart and creative, but he has also proven his metal as well.

Mar 20, Douglas rated it it was ok.

Waldo Lydecker is obnoxious, self-absorbed, but he is well educated and responsible for the evolution of the hero. Caspary does write well, and captures some of these characters and scenes nicely, but what seems like a lack of confidence shows through repeatedly. Good, short novel, evocative of a very specific time and place, the early ‘s.

Oct 28, Jennifer Lafferty rated it it was amazing. I started doing that and then got into the habit of composing directly in the Blogger application.

Throughout Caspary wrote — articles, stories, plays, screenplays, and novels — with varying success. When she had saved enough money, she quit these sorts of jobs in order to stay at home and write “something meaningful.

I fancy myself a pensive figure drawn, without conscious will, into a love that was borne of vwra and destined for tragedy.

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Laura by Vera Caspary | Women Crime Writers of the s and 50s

Laura-Celest added it Nov 05, To ask other readers questions about Lauraplease sign up. And Mark, the heroic detective. I read an article about a book written inwhich, unfortunately, the critic said Good, short novel, evocative of a very specific time and place, the early ‘s. Caspary also allows the reader to feel McPherson’s frustration with the pretty-boy, Shelby Carpenter.

He is wealthy, successful, an intellectual snob who is completely self-centered. I drank in every word of this book. He was God’s gift to women.

He is the son of the landlady downstairs who has a crush on Laura as well as sharing a love of jazz music ccaspary her. Laura’s fiance, for example, is unfaithful to her even on the eve of their wedding, while her “best friend” Waldo uses insidious methods to drive her lovers away. Laurathe novel, was originally a seven-part serial published in Colliers from October through Novemberand titled Ring Twice for Laura. But that does not detract from how wonderful the story is in novel form.

Laura achieved an international readership and has been translated into German, Italian, Japanese and Dutch. It’s an interesting approach to presenting a murder-investigation tale, and the flair Caspary endows Lydecker with as he tackles the story in this manner makes for a solid start.

Auntie Sue said that when a woman feels the need for a man that way, she ought larua have a baby.