La Ranaon Du Chien
Patricia Highsmith
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Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM By Patricia Highsmith

La police new yorkaise a t elle le temps de se prA c occuper da TM une petite chienne caniche enlevA c e A ses maA R tres a un riche couple sans enfants a et pour laquelle une ranAon leur a A c tA c extorquA c e Non, bien sAr.Cependant, un jeune flic idA c aliste, un peu naAf, frais A c moulu de la facultA c de psychologie, dA c cide de sa TM y intA c resser enveLa police new yorkaise a t elle le temps de se prA c occuper da TM une petite chienne caniche enlevA c e A ses maA R tres a un riche couple sans enfants a et pour laquelle une ranAon leur a A c tA c extorquA c e Non, bien sAr.Cependant, un jeune flic idA c aliste, un peu naAf, frais A c moulu de la facultA c de psychologie, dA c cide de sa TM y intA c resser envers et contre touta Clarence Duhamell met sans trop de peine la main sur le kidnappeur, mais celui ci, plus rusA c , la TM accusera da TM avoir touchA c une part de la ranAon.Alors tout se dA c rA gle Et le policier se rend compte, mais trop tard, dans quel engrenage implacable il a A c tA c happA c.A
  • Title: La Ranaon Du Chien
  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • ISBN: 9782253057048
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback

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Tosh Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
This is a very disturbing story - surprise surprise - that is what you get when you enter the world of Patricia Highsmith. This is a story of a psycho who dognaps (is that the correct term?) a pet dog and gets a ransom for his deed. He killed the dog right away - and a nice policeman goes after the dog-killer. Which leads to that cops downfall. What's interesting is Highsmith's well-known love for the animal kingdom and how she plays with that angle with respect to the policeman's eventually (ev [...]
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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Highsmith's prose is simple and unadorned. It is almost like a reading primer for adult learners sometimes; but the content is far from simplistic. A middle aged couple's beloved poodle is kidnapped; a twisted outsider escalates his hobby of writing poison pen letters to those he considers unfairly priviliged; a confused young policeman tries to find meaning, love and honour. It all comes together in a stark, uncompromising narrative where innocence has no place. It also makes an interesting com [...]
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Maria João Fernandes Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Mais uma vez Patricia Highsmith faz um retrato arrepiante de um pequeno grupo de sociopatas, cujos caminhos se cruzam para originar confusão e destruição. Á medida que o pior de cada um deles é despertado, o seu comportamento amoral tem consequências devastadoras na vida dos cidadãos chamados "comuns".Estamos em Nova Iorque, onde o crime, a ganância, a violência e tudo o que há de mais obscuro neste mundo adquirem contornos mais definidos. Um casal perde a sua cadela, Lisa e reporta o [...]
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Lobstergirl Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
This tale of a pathetic loner who kills the poodle of an upper middle class Manhattan couple, sends ransom notes and money demands, and is pursued by an idealistic, Cornell-educated rookie cop, left me feeling skeeved, as much by its datedness (the cop's temporary-secretary, cop-hating girlfriend constantly referring to police as "fuzz") as by the story and unsavory characters.
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Fabio Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Patricia Highsmith is the master of stories where ordinary people starts piling up small mistakes one on top of another, until they are completely drowned by the events. In "A Dog's Ransom", the initial sin of a young police officer is to take care of a case that everyone else would have paid no attention to at all. He gets involved too much, up to the point where his private life is affected, and from then it gets completely disrupted. This element can be found also in the the plot of "Stranger [...]
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Cynthia Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
this story started off well but by midpoint it really started to ramble. the ending was disappointing; as the pages slipped away I kept thinking "How is she going to end this??" The author apparently was thinking the same thing; she just kind of cut it off abruptly with a final event that was about as satisfying as "and then I woke up and realized it was all a dream."
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Iris Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Honestly - I wanted much more about the dog.
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Cindy Huffman Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Well, after reading about the author's best summer reading memory:"Alexander McCall SmithOne summer, over 20 years ago, my wife and I went to stay in a small cottage in France, on a farm in the Auvergne. Our children were small and needed an afternoon sleep, during which I sat on the veranda and readPatricia Highsmith novels, one after the other, and scared myself thoroughly. It started after I was a few chapters into"People Who Knock on the Door,” and by the time I had reached the end of"Deep [...]
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icaro Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
A mio parere, in letteratura ci sono diversi tipi di durezza.Ad esempio quella epicamente tragica della Agota Kristof (Trilogia della città di K) o quella irriparabilmente nevrotica alla Canetti (Auto da fe) o quella di questo racconto, depressa e deprimente.Ma tutte, sempre seconde me, derivano dalla entomologica (cioè, distaccata e fredda) vivisezione psicologica che gli autori citati fanno dei loro personaggi e delle situazioni nelle quali li fanno agire.In questo noir il tratto è la vacui [...]
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Nicholas Story, solicitor Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
This isn't my favourite book that PH has written, but it is nevertheless easily the best thriller that I've read all year. It is pacey, punchy, ageless and relevant. She is probably my favourite thriller writer, and the nourish storyline, the style, and the honesty are a marvel. Read it - read all of her books. She was a genius.
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Sandra Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Well, I suppose it was a brilliant examination of the messes we can get into by making a series of bad decisions while entangled with ignorant, envious people. All in all very demoralizing. Poor Clarence who is unable to make good choices about the people he cares about.
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J Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Another stellar, bleak little slice of hell from the peerless Highsmith.
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Kate Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Well written. Not my cup of tea.
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Trish Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
This hits the usual Highsmith themes: obsession, innocence, corruption, fate, yearning. Ed Reynolds loves his dog, Lisa. When she disappears in the park, he's worried. When a ransom note arrives demanding $1,000 for her safe return, he's willing to pay the steep price. When the ransom is taken but the dog isn't returned, he reluctantly goes to the police for help. The police take little interest in the case, with the exception of an eager young patrolman. The patrolman manages to locate the dogn [...]
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Hans Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
About a year ago, I discovered the "Most Read Authors" feature on GoodReads. I discovered two things that bothered me: 1) James Patterson was in my top 10 most read authors & 2) the first female author appeared in the 25th spot (J.K. Rowling and only because there were 7 Harry Potter books). This book marks the important shift that there is now a female author in the top 10 (Patricia Highsmith) and Mr. Patterson moves out of the top 10. Who needs professional sports when I can deal with my o [...]
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Amy Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
This book was especially interesting given the recent Gov. Spitzer scandal. The main character, Clarence, is a goody goody newby cop who gets pushed into being bad and then finding himself in the hands of his colleagues. All of this because of a kidnapped dog. This is supposed to be a social satire but, I think it falls a little short really. It is odd that the cop, Clarence, is so moved by the plight of a middle-aged couple whose dog has been kidnapped when there are rapes and larcenies that ne [...]
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Polen Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
So much disappointment from this book.*warning: contains spoilers*The book is basically a dog being kidnapped. The kidnapper Kenneth asks for ransom twice, although he has actually killed the dog the moment he got his hands on him. The reasons I bothered reading this book:1) Highsmith has written 2 other mystery novels that I loved (strangers on a train, talented mr ripley)2) the book started off really good. The kidnapper was revealed at the very beginning, which I found very interesting, becau [...]
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Bananas Foster Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Wow how timely it was/is to read this book NOW, in the wake of Ferguson. To be in the mind of a cop, to use force or not The dog-napping is really pretty minor in the big picture.This was a slim novel, though longer than a novella, but it packed a lot of local color about ordinary neighborhoods in NYC circa 1972. Not only set in 1972, but written in 1972, so from that era's perspective. Attitudes toward authority, cops in particular, not only by "the youth" but middle aged people as well. I cou [...]
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Dana Jennings Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Published in 1972, A Dog's Ransom was heralded by the press at the time:"Highsmith edges her readers toward the insane territory inhabited by . . . readers are sure to be left feeling by turns startle, oppressed, amused and quest." New York Times Book Review"No one has created psychological suspense more densely and deliciously satisfying." VogueThe theft of Reynolds' dog is the instigating incident that precipitated the collision of the lead characters and placed them in their moral quandary. T [...]
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WORDMAN Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
A Dog’s Ransom is written by the same woman who wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley. So yes, I was a bit intrigued whence otherwise I would not have been.“A dog disappears.A ransom is demanded.The well-meaning, middle-aged New York couple-childless, generous-pay up. And pay again.The kidnapper-angry, perhaps psychotic- tricks them.The decent young policeman, obsessed with the case, falls deeper and deeper into involvement with the criminal, and with his victims.A “minor” crime inexorably grows [...]
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Kris - My Novelesque Life Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
4 STARS "The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this novel that will give dog owners nightmares for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style, Highsmith turns our next-door neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait among white picket fences and manicured lawns. In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends a savage humor with brilliant social satire in this dark tale of a highminded criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple where it hurts t [...]
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Paul Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
It's not unusual that Ms. Highsmith would write so many books on the same theme: innocence disguised as guilt. What's unusual is that she found so many variations on this topic, and in "A Dog's Ransom," her hero devolves into paranoia for the simplest of reasons -- he's really stupid. But in Officer Clarence Duhamel, Highsmith has created a character of labyrinthine stupidity: his superficial ineptitude masks a deeper, more spiritual idiocy. Ms. Highsmith has been compared to the great existenti [...]
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Hannah Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
I keep fearing that Patricia Highsmith's going to fall of the pedestal I put her on, but it hasn't happened yet. To the contrary, this again turned out to be one of the best of hers that I've read. Which also means one of the best books I've ever read in general, because I really agree with the blurb by one Auberon Waugh from Harpers & Queen: "One thinks of comparing Miss Highsmith only with herself; by any other standard of comparison, one must simply cheer."There are a couple of scenes tha [...]
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Henry Paulus Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
why-Highsmith's definitive novel. also it brings out a dimension of what Zizek calls subjectivization of non-subjectivized object. This is done via rending palpable the vanishing mediator stage of story telling that lies in the middle of a simple story of terrorized regular folks vs total immersion into psychological pathological immersion into criminal psychotic mind: the novel portrays both and thus brings out this uncanny dimension that both of the previous kinds of blah and overdone and conv [...]
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Sharon Speevak Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Ultimately, this was a novel about obsession. However, it seemed to take a long time making up its mind about what it wanted to be when it grew up and I was frankly annoyed at the stark, dry writing style. Had the story been as tight as the manner in which it was written, it may have been well served by such a style. As it was, it just made the ride to the bleak end all the more unpleasant. I also found the characters only marginally believable. I had trouble buying into their responses to event [...]
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Caroline Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
It kills me to write this. If A Dog's Ransom had been written by some two-bit writer If I'd merely picked up the book at a flea market without expectations instead of seeking it out If I hadn't read and loved the works of Patricia Highsmith in the past well, maybe I'd rate the book a tad higher.But it was disappointing. Dull. Redundant. The ending left me feeling nothing.I still adore Ms. Highsmith and will seek out another of her works I've yet to read. Or perhaps I'll return to the Ripley t [...]
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Carla Remy Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
It's surprising that Highsmith, who would have said she loved pets more than people, didn't play with this tension more (there is The Animal Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, which I did read - but those stories were specifically about animals enacting revenge on humans). This novel was intense, the reaction of the dog owners to the kidnapping and so forth of their beloved pet. So the first part of it was predictably emotional for me. Then it became a typical Highsmithian tale of revenge, guilt, r [...]
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Sharon Bautista Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Perhaps an odd choice for my first written encounter with Highsmith, but I didn't want the faces of Hollywood actors in mind when reading. I have no regrets about this introduction. The somewhat silly premise served well to surface Highsmith's skills at turning the most mundane sinister. In fact, I am one rarely to experience nightmares but had several scary dreams while reading this book. Warning, this novel does have the pace of a police interrogation--it's worth hanging on.
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Bri Ana Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
Certainly not my favorite Highsmith, but Highsmith being a favorite sets the bar high. It's a quick read thanks to her minimal prose and fast paced plos As I read it, I couldn't help but see it as an darkly twisted alternate universe take on "Confederacy of Dunces", not for specific parallels but rather the odd cast of characters who manage to be both stereotypical and idiosyncratic in the same breath.
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Jennifer Dec 12, 2018 - 12:07 PM
I learned that just because I liked one Patricia Highsmith book, I may not like another. Nothing much happens here except a couple's dog is kidnapped at the outset of the novel. I abandoned it after about 100 pages.Go pick up The Talented Mr. Ripley by Highsmith instead. You won't be disappointed!
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La Ranaon Du Chien By Patricia Highsmith La police new yorkaise a t elle le temps de se prA c occuper da TM une petite chienne caniche enlevA c e A ses maA R tres a un riche couple sans enfants a et pour laquelle une ranAon leur a A c tA c extorquA c e Non, bien sAr.Cependant, un jeune flic idA c aliste, un peu naAf, frais A c moulu de la facultA c de psychologie, dA c cide de sa TM y intA c resser enveLa police new yorkaise a t elle le temps de se prA c occuper da TM une petite chienne caniche enlevA c e A ses maA R tres a un riche couple sans enfants a et pour laquelle une ranAon leur a A c tA c extorquA c e Non, bien sAr.Cependant, un jeune flic idA c aliste, un peu naAf, frais A c moulu de la facultA c de psychologie, dA c cide de sa TM y intA c resser envers et contre touta Clarence Duhamell met sans trop de peine la main sur le kidnappeur, mais celui ci, plus rusA c , la TM accusera da TM avoir touchA c une part de la ranAon.Alors tout se dA c rA gle Et le policier se rend compte, mais trop tard, dans quel engrenage implacable il a A c tA c happA c.A

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