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Guess I’ll have to track the classic down and discover for myself! Laura as seen through the eyes and descriptions of these three men. Each represents a different personality in his approach to women in general — from conventional to manic. That doesn’t mean a girl’s sexy, Mr. For all his rough edges, he was the man I should have been, the hero caspzry the story. Big learning lesson and I’m going back to my old ways now.

Laura by Vera Caspary

Without details that would constitute a spoiler alert, there are reasons to suspect the disappointed Waldo Lydecker.

Here is one example that is actually on-line — https: I would centainly recommend Laura for fans of the movie or fans of ‘s literature.

Nonfiction Unsold Television Pilots: Orthofer2 January The book in novel form is still available, however, and despite the passage of time, it is as fresh today as it was in the s. In another generation, perhaps vvera next, equality will be taken for granted. The film version works because it brings the vivid, colorful characters to caspady, finding a voice for each that is highly distinguished from the others.


Waldo Lydecker begins the narration, then McPherson picks up where he left off. It gets into the heart and soul of the characters, shines new perspectives on the traits of human obsession and dedications. I love doing things impulsively, and I resent it to a point where my spine stiffens and I get gooseflesh if people ask where and what and why.

At the center is Laura Hunt, a “modern” young woman, at least by the standards of His alibi for the night of the murder did make me laugh out loud.

Fleet Sparrow Because it was serialized and continuity frequently misses in collected versions. I am glad it exists and I really think it stands on its own feet as an excellent work. Laura Hunt was the ideal laira woman: Juro que nunca tinha ouvido falar em Vera Caspary ; escritora Americana de romances e contos policiais.

Jan 28, Carla Remy rated it really liked it Shelves: The novel contains a very telling scene that ought to have been in the film. A complicated, cultivated modern woman. I just happened to catch in the opening credits the hundredth time I watched it that it was based on this novel by Vera Caspary.

This is a riveting story that will appeal to all readers who love the classics in the field This book was really wonderfully written.

Paperback74 pages. His chapters take the form of an official police interview, in the presence of his attorney – from which we can deduce he is one of the suspects in the crime.

Laura (Stage Play)

I can’t pronounce it. Told from the viewpoints of multiple narrators, the subject is ostensibly the brutal murder of Laura Hunt, a highly successful advertising executive loved and respected by gera but what the dour, reluctant NYPD Detective Mark McPherson ends up investigating is Laura’s life.


He helped her get started, and her career has seen a steady climb because of her association with Waldo.

We drank strong tea at the kitchen table like home-folks. Only after the film’s release did Johnny Mercer write the lyrics to the song, which quickly became a jazz standard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feb 13, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Laura-Celest added it Nov 05, Laura Hunt had the face of an angel, the kind that makes men weak at the knees laurw turn them into ad-hoc poets.

Laura is often identified, erroneously, as a noir novel, and the lead character as a femme fatale. Mark McPherson, played by Dana Andrews, is staring at the portrait of Laura and falling in love with her even though he thinks she is dead that wins lara heart every time.

Sometimes I like to read a mystery set in a specific time and written in that time. She had no secret fortune, no hidden rubies. You’re smooth all right, but you’ve got nothing to say. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: Oct 09, George K. John December 8, at 7:

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