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To See a Stranger

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published June 28th 1961 by Chivers North America (first published June 1961)
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Peacha
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Superb gothic mystery about a young girl named Dorcas - sorry to anyone hampered with this clunker but Dorcas is a lousy heroine's name!- but fortunately it doesn't stick around because she falls asleep the night before her wedding and wakes up in the body of a forty year old woman named Lisa! Is she the victim of some reincarnation ghost hell bent on revenge or is something more sinister afoot? Dorcas/Lisa battles the knife edge of sanity as she's forced to play the part of a cold wife and moth ...more
Sally Elick
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The idea of this book is brilliant, how one person can become two or even three different characters due to memory loss/regain. I don't wish to give away more.

My favorite Egyptian movie, El-Leila El-Akheer or the Last Night, is based on this novel. I found that while reading the book, i always pictured the cast of the movie as the main characters, particularly Faten Hamama as Lisa/Dorcas with her fragility and sensitivity, and Mahmoud Morsy as the brooding and menacing Charles. Dr. Broderick, ho
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Nattie
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very twisty. I'm trying to come up with other words for twisty and twist, but I've got nothing so far.

I'm not a fan of the ending and was actually considering knocking off a star for it.
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