A cela de vidro
Patricia Highsmith
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Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM By Patricia Highsmith

Em A Cela de Vidro o leitor assiste hist ria de Philip Carter, um homem condenado a seis anos de cadeia por um crime que n o cometeu Brutalizado pelos guardas, que lhe esmagaram os ossos das m os, vicia se em morfina a fim de poder suportar as dores Quando, enfim, recupera a liberdade est imbu do de um ardente desejo de vingan a ati ado por uma teia de interessesEm A Cela de Vidro o leitor assiste hist ria de Philip Carter, um homem condenado a seis anos de cadeia por um crime que n o cometeu Brutalizado pelos guardas, que lhe esmagaram os ossos das m os, vicia se em morfina a fim de poder suportar as dores Quando, enfim, recupera a liberdade est imbu do de um ardente desejo de vingan a ati ado por uma teia de interesses bem urdida.
  • Title: A cela de vidro
  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • ISBN: 9723817055
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback

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Bettie☯ Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
Description: Philip Carter has spent six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. On his release his beautiful wife is waiting for him. He has never had any reason to doubt her. Nor their friend, Sullivan. Carter has never been suspicious, or violent. But prison can change a man.Opening: It was 3.35pm, Tuesday afternoon, in the State Penitentiary, and the inmates were returning from the workshops.When Highsmith started communicating with a prisoner she was drawn into his story and this is t [...]
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Faith Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
Carter is an innocent man convicted of financial chicanery. While in prison for six years, he suspects that his wife is having an affair with his lawyer. While this book has a twisty plot and the moral ambiguity that I expect from Highsmith, I was bored by this book. Too much time was spent in the prison setting with its predictable violence and general unpleasantness. I liked the book a little more after Carter was released, but that still didn't redeem the book for me. This was just adequate H [...]
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Bill Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I didn't like this nearly as much as the other books I've read by Highsmith. Apparently based at least partly on truth, from letters she exchanged with a convict in 1961. Quite naturally, then this is also the story of a convict who serves six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit and then gets released and reunited with his wife and son.The book is mainly about relationships the convict forms, both with other inmates while in prison, and with his family and friends after he gets out. Unf [...]
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notgettingenough Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I begin this post with a warning to the many devoted Goldfinch fans who evidently put the latest Tartt magnum opus on a par with the Bible. You won’t like this, not one little bit. You see, I put down The Goldfinch smack bang in the middle of it and picked up The Glass Cell, which I didn’t stop reading until I finished it. ‘OMG, How COULD you? The greatest book in the whole history of books ever and you did THAT????’ I can hear them all, as I write. Well, I did, so there.I needed to take [...]
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David Lemons Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I usually read 3 or 4 books at one time until one finally grabs me and forcefully pushes me into my chair, sitting passionately, insistently on my lap, threatening me in a rasping voice, "Take only me and only me, now!" A history of Rome, Andrew Jackson, and Damon Runyon among others retreated into the corners of my bed stand and I had to finally finish Patricia Highsmith's "The Glass Cell". I gave it 4 stars, not that it was so compelling, but I've been reading her now for nigh on 20 years and [...]
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M.J. Johnson Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
As a Highsmith fan I wasn't disappointed by this book about a man who is changed both physically and mentally after spending six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. It is very dark, psychologically disturbing and morally ambiguous. I daresay for some readers there may not be enough action in the book, but I loved the chilling way the story slowly unfolded. It's a book that stays with you and continues to resonate long after you've put it down.
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Maria João Fernandes Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
"Sem o resto do mundo para dizer a um homem quando devia comer ou dormir, quando devia trabalhar e parar de o fazer, sem todas as outras pessoas a fazer coisas para imitar, um indivíduo podia ficar louco."Ao aproximar-me do fim dos livros da Patricia Highsmith, penso que qualquer leitor apaixonado pelo género mistério devia ter vergonha, se ainda não conhece a autora. Por outro lado, esperam-lhe grandes estranhos, maravilhosos e assustadores livros! Ninguém escreve como Patricia Highsmith e [...]
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Lou Robinson Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
An excellent dose of Patricia Highsmith, with plenty of suspense and violence. A book of two halves with the first based around Philip Carter's time in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The second his return to life outside back in New York. Great stuff again from Highsmith, her writing certainly has longevity, this is as relevant now as it was in the 1960s when she wrote it.
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Louise Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
This was my first Highsmith. I look forward to reading many more.
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Max Tomlinson Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
Move over Ripley.If you read suspense and have not read Patricia Highsmith yet, first of all, shame on you and second, you have some weird and wonderful (and terrifying) books ahead. No one wrote like Highsmith did, and at the time she did. Her novels deliver in the classic thriller/mystery/suspense department for those of you simply looking for an edgy ride over a psychological cliff but they’re also weighty and literate and truly unique. Her characters are odd, not in the Elmore Leonard sens [...]
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Bruce Beckham Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
In her treatise ‘Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction’ Patricia Highsmith explains how simple ideas come to be the ‘germs’ of her novels.Having now read several of her non-Ripley works, I am really beginning to appreciate her ability in this regard.‘The Glass Cell’ is about a guy who is incarcerated – probably unluckily – for his association with fraudsters. He becomes concerned that the diligence of his lawyer in filing continual appeals is because of the access it provides to [...]
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Jennyb Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I liked this book, although I think that, compared to contemporary standards for suspense novels, it is probably a little tame. It's like comparing a Hitchcock movie to the Bourne Ultimatum. What transpires here happens slowly, and it's subtle enough that it may bore the pants off more impatient readers. However, if you are not one of those, you will probably enjoy that Highsmith is a talented writer, if not a flashy one (She reminds me of another of her similarly overlooked contemporaries, Paul [...]
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Carla Remy Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
The first half of this 1964 novel is about life in prison, anxious and violent but surprisingly readable. The second half is about life after prison, developing into a classic Highsmithian tale of murder, guilt and lack of guilt.
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Gabi Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
The first part was so heavy that I needed to get away from the book from time to time, even though the writing is superb. The second part, however, I found so fascinating that I literally couldn't put the book down. One of the best Highsmith novels I've read.
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J Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
If it's Highsmith then you know it's going to be compelling, and The Glass Cell is no different. There is less of the pursuit aspect than in her other novels, like the Ripleyad, but what little there is is exciting and tense.
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James Perkins Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
After six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Philip Carter returns to the real world, but he's not the same. Set in the early 1960s, novelist Patricia Highsmith provides us with a psychological study of how prison can change a person. Suspicion, addiction, dishonesty, sudden violence - they all play a part in this novel. Even the most trite dialogue, gesture, or expression can carry a hidden menace. The plot is simple, but the meaning is not. Nevertheless, I did not think it as engagi [...]
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Francesca Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
This one is oddly structured, and it took me a while to get used to, mainly because wasn’t a fan of the writing style, which did a lot of telling instead of showing. It felt more like an information dump than a novel and jumped around a lot to the point that it was as if I was reading a rough outline of a story to be improved later. I found the prison half messy and too long for its relevance and contribution to the rest of the story but after Carter’s release it was much more gripping and h [...]
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Small Cho Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
This is the second Highsmith novel I've read and I'm still baffled as to why her work sits in the "thriller" category - it feels reductive for such incredible work.This book tells the story of Carter, a man wrongly imprisoned for fraud in the '60s, and the course of his life both in prison and on his release. The prose is sparse and eminently readable and Highsmith delves into the psychology and brutality of the prison system and the toll it takes on individuals and their relationships. Marvello [...]
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Leer por Placer Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
Cuando he empezado a leer esta tarde, iba por la página 62. Ahora, a las dos de la madrugada y 224 páginas después, acabo de llegar al final de la historia y no puedo hacer otra cosa que arrodillarme ante la mente perturbadora de Patricia Highsmith.
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Vincent Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
"The Glass Cell" is about Philip Carter, a man who is sent to prison though he is innocent and ends up being changed by the system. The book is a little slow at times, but fairly interesting nonetheless.
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Nicholas Rathbone Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
How does Patricia Highsmith always make you sympathise with homicidal lunatics? I think this is almost as good as the Ripley novels.
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M- S__ Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
pointless but fun. people get so hung up on fidelity, man.
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Rosario Oliveira Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
An other crime novel in which the criminal is an ordinary person, who gets caught in the prison scams. Arrested for a crime he hadn't commited, once outside (after six years) his immunity to death and suffering is so high he doesn't ehxitate to kill and this time he won't get caught.
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Charles Fischer Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
3 and a half. Involving, with many of the classic Highsmith themes and character types, but this one doesn't tighten the screws as adroitly as other, better novels of hers. And if you find her detail-oriented buildup a little drab and repetitive, then you'll rate this one a little lower than I did. I love her, but I think I have exhausted her oeuvre.
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Andrew Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I really enjoyed this stand alone Highsmith novel and at a time when Psychological thrillers written by women appear to be the new vogue in fiction (albeit there are some cracking books out there at mo.) it is fascinating to read someone who 50 years ago was a master of the craft. until this year I had only read a few in the Ripley series and loved his sociopath wave of destruction, and then this year read Carol and equally enjoyed the slight ambiguity in the characters. This book is equally as [...]
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Laura Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
I bought a number of the latest Virago reprints of Highsmith recently. Why? She's not my usual sort of writer, largely because read at length, the flatness of her prose gets monotonous and frustrating. However, the themes of her work, and the fact that she has nothing but contempt for the notion of a providential universe, mean that there is no 'safety net' for her characters. 'The Glass Cell' is an oddly haunting book, one I liked far more than 'The Two Faces of January' or 'Those Who Walk Away [...]
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Aaron Mcquiston Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
If there were half stars, I would give "The Glass Cell" 4.5. I am still tempted to give five stars but five stars is too hard to give. As it is, this is a four and a half star book.What makes this so good? Phillip Carter is in prison for six years. Whether he did it or not is not explained, and all prisons are filled with the innocent. The first half is Carter going through the dark years of being without his wife, without his son, and wondering if his wife is going to run off with David Sulliva [...]
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Daniel Gamboa Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
What a pleasent and engaging surprise this book was. This is the 6th non-Ripley Highsmith book that I read and I am surprised it hasn't received the attention it deserves. I have never been a fan of books about life in prison, and that's why I think I enjoyed it even more.The first half of book is about Phill Carter's life in prison. It mostly deals with his experience during his first years there, but after a while, I was a bit bored because it offered nothing I didn't know already. However, th [...]
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Lynne Sep 24, 2020 - 21:19 PM
Of the three recently read Highsmiths, this is the best. Engineer Philip Carter is wrongly-imprisoned and spends six years inside, slowly becoming addicted to morphine and paranoid that his wife is having an affair with lawyer David Sullivan. During his incarceration Carter becomes hardened both physically and emotionally, capable of murder. Perhaps surprisingly for a female writer, Highsmith's male characters are more rounded and credible than their female counterparts who tend to be stereotypi [...]
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A cela de vidro By Patricia Highsmith Em A Cela de Vidro o leitor assiste hist ria de Philip Carter, um homem condenado a seis anos de cadeia por um crime que n o cometeu Brutalizado pelos guardas, que lhe esmagaram os ossos das m os, vicia se em morfina a fim de poder suportar as dores Quando, enfim, recupera a liberdade est imbu do de um ardente desejo de vingan a ati ado por uma teia de interessesEm A Cela de Vidro o leitor assiste hist ria de Philip Carter, um homem condenado a seis anos de cadeia por um crime que n o cometeu Brutalizado pelos guardas, que lhe esmagaram os ossos das m os, vicia se em morfina a fim de poder suportar as dores Quando, enfim, recupera a liberdade est imbu do de um ardente desejo de vingan a ati ado por uma teia de interesses bem urdida.

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