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You Can't Catch Me

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
An acclaimed master of psychological suspense returns with a seductive thriller in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems. Tristram Heade arrives in Philadelphia and immediately becomes enmeshed in a beautiful woman's plot to murder her husband.
Hardcover, 193 pages
Published December 31st 1995 by Dutton Books (first published 1995)
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mark monday
Joyce Carol Oates writing as Rosamond Smith, in one of her more appealing yet perverse outings. rather oddly, this time there is something wonderfully light and stylized in the usual depiction of doubles and deception and murder. the regular heaviness is absent; was Oates in a good mood when she wrote this and so only feeling slightly brutal? maybe someone did something nice for her that afternoon.

still, the traps she sets for the protagonist and the reader are cruel and plentiful, and the depth
Larry Bassett
Nov 10, 2013 Larry Bassett rated it really liked it
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Joyce Carol Oates occasionally hides behind the name Rosamond Smith. Her characters often come in twins in those times. In You Can’t Catch Me, Tristram Heade is mistaken for Angus Markham so thoroughly that his personality changes as he lives his life. Is Tristram enjoying his transformation into Angus? “Who is who, what is true and good and what false and evil, and where will it all lead?”

I enjoyed being captivated by the words of JCO as she accomplished the metamorphosing of the one character
Tristram Heade kann seine bescheidenen persönlichen Ansprüche und seine Leidenschaft für antiquarische Bücher aus seinem Vermögen finanzieren und muss nicht für seinen Lebensunterhalt arbeiten. Nach einer Bahnreise nach Philadelphia zu seinem Stamm-Antiquar findet Tristram sich im Hotel plötzlich mit dem Gepäck und der Persönlichkeit eines Mr Markham wieder. Der Bücherliebhaber ist ein wohlerzogener Tagträumer, gutmütig und phlegmatisch, der häufig etwas verliert. Seine neue Identität wird ihm ...more
Jan 08, 2014 Ronsens rated it liked it
Wollt dann mal JC Oates ausprobieren, hatte so das Gefühl, dass zumindest thematisch (Vorliebe für "Gothic" etc) das ja passen könnte und einfach mal mit zwei Genrebüchern "Thrillern" angefangen, las sich wie nix weg und war auch amüsant, vor allem, weil das mir relativ furchtlos geschrieben scheint, d. h. keine Furcht vor Loopholes oder "peinlichen" Stilmitteln, so ists zwar auch ein bisschen hirnrissig und over-the-top manchmal, andererseits eben auch ein hübscher Schmarrn gewesen (gilt für ...more
Overuse (she has long earned that right!) of commas aside, I've always had a thing for Joyce Carol Oates and her writing style, and this book is among my favorites.
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