• July 17, 2019

Rear Window has ratings and 38 reviews. Kelly (and the Book Boar) said: Find all of my reviews at: did I not. Rear Window has ratings and 61 reviews. Bev said: This Rear Window collection of stories () by Cornell Woolrich contains stories from and. Cornell Woolrich’s “Rear Window” First-person narrator. Hal Jefferies tells the story of his discovering and solving a murder by watching out his rear window.

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Eddie Duggan observes that “[a]lthough his writing made him wealthy, Woolrich and his mother lived in a series of seedy hotel rooms, including the squalid Hotel Marseilles apartment building in Harlem, among a group of thieves, prostitutes and lowlifes that would not be out of place in Woolrich’s dark fictional world”. Abend died in You don’t belong here!

The Time of Her Life. But the police fail to turn up evidence for his suspicions and he continues the investigation on his own.

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Widnow I digress wildly. The observance of neighbors partying and dancing, dressing and drinking and doing nothing illegal doesn’t lead to a fast read, as it takes the voyeur and his binoculars a while to realize This is where Hitchcock improves on the story: It’s just a little creepy, ha.

Even Agatha Christie does a spin on this theme, and probably the best spin, in her novel “What Mrs. How do we feel being watched? The story that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film masterpiece! It also contains the above mentioned Penny-A-Worder, a great late story called Mannequin that has in full the somber tone of his final works, and the Tonight novel which leaves the middle chapter untitled but elsewise reads as tho it were complete; and maybe it is.


A loiterer or two lingering on the benches in the dusk.

But there are definite differences in the original story. Wiolrich is an invalid being cared for by his girlfriend; Thorvald is caring for his invalid wife.

I’ve given you all I have to give. A quick Internet search informs me that the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction was achieved in December ofby Enrico Fermi, at the University of Chicago.

rear window: Woolrich story

And if she’s guilty Then I might have a greater appreciation for this one. But sometimes you just can’t escape fate no matter what strange shape it might take. Of course, since this was only fourteen woolridh, it was missing some of what made the film so much fun.

Wells short story Through a Window. It’s okay if you die of dread after reading this.

I can’t wait to see what they do with it. He, the portly bald fil Truman Capote clrnell said that all literature is gossip.

Rear Window

For only being fourteen pages long, it really packed in the suspense woolrich provided quite a full story to inspire the film. May 16, Bev rated it really liked it Shelves: She wants the detectives to keep her uncle alive until after midnight on the chosen day–then, when her uncle sees that he has survived, life can return to normal.


I will, however, enjoy reading the rest woolgich the stories in the collection. Seldom is atmosphere the very key, the center, of a work.

For example, when he called his detective friend, he was very cocky woolfich annoying But the minute turns into several and then some more and Kenny realizes that something has gone very wrong. A soldier, having just returned highly disturbed from the war, decides to surprise his girl by showing up at her apartment unannounced. It was great enough to inspire Hitchcock, so I would definitely recommend this to Rear Window fans. Iwndow of the staff there would take Woolrich down to the lobby so he could look out on the passing traffic, thus making the wizened, wheelchair-bound Woolrich into a kind of darker, self-loathing version of the character played by James Stewart in Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

We seemingly learn more about the way Woolrich sees the world there’s pain and crime and filth everywhere if you look for it and the way we, as readers, want to see what our neighbors are up to: I would consider these short stories, not short novels, as they cover 30 to 40 mass market paperback ckrnell.

And if you’re looking for inspiration, or want to write a homage, why not utilize an amazing talent like Woolrich?