John Lutz: Single White Female



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The damn trash at one pointThe only downside of the book version is the incredibly weak and abrupt ending Allie went through complete hell and really grieved from the betrayal and loss of her lover and the epilogue is like well she moved to another state and lives in the suburbs nowyup The author s note about his experience visiting the set of the movie adaptation was really adorable and it was nice to hear a positive experience of an author s work being changed for the screen nice to learn This was a very ick and easy read I found I didn t like either Allie or Hedra Allie is conceited and Hedra is obviously wackedI sa It s hard to judge this book on its own because I m a huge fan of the film which is why I read it And it s like a rough draft that was made a lot better The film is much thrilling and psychological with Hedra s character being much dangerous realistic and driven Allie is also better in the movie she s ite annoying in the book The book feels dated the dialogue is stilted and the characters feel like walk on puppets to fit the plot rather than real people There was a few derogatory remarks about gay people and animals I didn t like tooShe wanted to do this right didn t want to attract the wrong kind of people E together in their small New York apartment it becomes clear that Hedra doesn't merely admire Allie she actually wants to be Allie And she.

The book is so distinctly different in tone and direction than the film that you might as well consider them separate entities that just happen to share some character names This is not necessarily a bad thing though as the book takes a restrained slow burn approach to the suspense and tension between Allie and Hedra that I think worked well for a rainy day when you just want a moody book that doesn t rush itself Some characters are developed better than the film and behave in ways that will surprise you and add a layer of dimension but for the most part a lot of motive background and reasoning is left hinted at or completely nsaid to increase the sense of paranoia Hedra doesn t just come out and drop exposition like Hey I m psychotically obsessed with you because my twin died and I ve always felt incomplete Instead you have to read in between the lines and pick The Queens Choice up on little pieces of dialogue and police procedural assumptions to form a picture of her issues Allie was much resilient and self aware in the book in my opinion and suspected something a bit off in her new roommate from the start When she is faced with theltimate isolation and betrayal she was willing to buckle down and do what she had to do including eating out of. Allie's new roommate Hedra at first just seems a shy awkward woman in search of a role model or a big sister But as the two settle in to lif.

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He d read the ads in some of the The Cowboy Wants a Wife! underground papers Desperate singles divorcees shut ins and gays People looking for sex partners who shared their particular perversionsHe remembered an apparently typical young mother who d murdered her two children as casually as one might destroynwanted kittensSeriously I am a massive fan of the film and only in the last year or so have I been aware that there was a book So i ordered it put it on the shelf and promptly forgot about itUntil this weekend Struggling to recover from an extremely nasty bout of Labyrinthitis has made going near any sort of book a massive no no for me Looking at words on a page was the last thing I wanted to do Still I decided to give it a try for 20 pages or so and ended To Defy a Sheikh up reading the whole thing in one sitting late into the night my head swimming I really liked this book I liked the character development and how we got to see inside Allie and Hedra s heads something obviously that you don t get to experience in a film Hedra or Hendra which is the peculiar name for her on the back of the book appears much evil in the book and it isite clear from the start that she is fixated on Allie and Allie s life I might persue another John Lutz when I feel completely bette. Has a plan The inspiration for the hit film Single White Female SWF Seeks Same is a chilling psychological thriller about envy and obsession.

Librarian’s note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameJohn Lutz has captivated suspense enthusiasts for over four decades He has been one of the premier voices in contemporary hard boiled fiction His work includes political suspense private eye novels urban suspense humor occult crime caper police procedural espionage historical futuristic amateur det