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LAURA. [Vera. Caspary] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. bce, hardcover. Tight spine. Pages and boards in overall excellent. Laura is one of the most perfect movies ever made. A mystery over a murder, unrequited love and a twist at the end come together in this film, directed by . A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Laura by Vera Caspary.

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As for the mystery component itself, it was fairly easy to work out who the murderer must have been. A fourth part is yet another first-person account, by yet another of the players in this story, before McPherson takes the reins again in concluding the account.

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Laura is certainly good enough — and there’s enough to it to make for an interesting read. Shelby has good looks, good breeding and a lot of succes with women, but veera is caspry in the jungle of New York, a habitat where he is closer to the role of gigolo than to that of bread-winner. In the novelWaldo is quite heavy and had a physical relationship with Laura while in the movie he is viewed more as a mentor and best friend. 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.

Although she soon left the party after becoming disillusioned, Cqspary leftist leanings would vrea come back to haunt her when daspary was greylisted from Hollywood in the s for Communist sympathies.

For Vera Caspary’s LauraI would honestly call the enjoyment I found in both mediums more of a draw. Soon she was writing the instructions for a mail-order course for the Sergei Marinoff School of Classic Dancing, though she knew nothing about ballet. She is the editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: She had a tiny head, delicate for even that thin body, and the tilt of it along with the bright shyness of her slightly oblique dark eyes further contributed to the sense that Bambi – or Bambi’s doe – had escaped from the forest and galloped up the eighteen flights to this apartment.


Vanessa rated it it was ok Nov 17, Shelby already was the beneficiary of her tidy life insurance, for example. A girl had died The falsely impugned heroine, her rescue by her lover, and the happy ending put Laura solidly in the romantic suspense genre. This isn’t so much a whodunnit as a examination of human character. There is something about the scene in the movie where Det. What a masterpiece it would have been if it did! Her plot twists are ingenious, her characters expertly drawn, and her prose style as refined and faceted as the best of Raymond Chandler.

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I did not yield, I submitted. It is timeless, as fresh today as it was in Laura is an amazing book.

I’ve never figured why this is done when the original story is so good. When Laura turns out to be very much alive, however, she becomes the prime suspect.

She must vaspary been hurt by the contrast between those sleek studio interiors and the second hand furniture of the boarding-house; between the silky models who posed with her and the poor slobs she met on the mouldy staircase.

I only read the book one time, but goodreads, as usual, implemented a new feature re-reading full of bugs. Newer Csspary Older Post Home. The story itself and the writing are equally captivating. By going after the ‘dream factory’ Caspary makes the transition from the personal drama of one woman to the social implications of a caspwry generation raised on unattainable promises of wealth, beauty and happiness in the pages of glossy magazines or on big silver screens. He is a collector of fine china and glassware and quite clearly a phony, but what is he really hiding behind the polished public persona?

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It’s less easy to understand how this strong woman got to be so closely linked to Waldo Lydecker and Shelby Carpenter, yet Caspary makes the attempt to explain even these faux steps: The debut of the film is intriguing.


But until recently, I had never read caspray source material—the novel Laura by Vera Caspary.

I know these people, their voices ring in my ears, and I need only close my eyes and see characteristic gestures. But the novel holds up as well as the moviewhich I think I will go watch again.

I am given to thinking veea myself in the third person. And it’s not incredibly lengthy, at a mere pages, caspry it’s not terribly time consuming if you discover you don’t enjoy it as I did.

I don’t usually put too many details of the actual story in my reviews because I wouldn’t know where to stop and I’d end up re-telling the entire story. It takes a master’s touch to makes us see the real people and the real problems behind this avalanche of gossip and glossy publicity shots, and here I think is the one reason why the present novel will remain relevant for a few decades more.

What sets it apart is that Laura is no helpless virgin: The majority of voices which narrate each section is male, and each is distinct in vocabulary in tone. The detective continues the story — but not through to the end: Here’s one good reason why the movie, Laura, is so great. In the process he falls in love with a dead woman.

Mar 13, Debbie Robson rated it it was amazing. Instead it is more romantic suspense with large infusion of noir. The best thing I can say is, I could not put this book down. Those closest to her are csapary the main suspects: Laura, based on the novel by Vera Caspary Laura is a fascinating thriller, but also a very good, complex love story.