READ LAST CHAPTER FIRST
Before you see “Carol” read Marijane Meaker’s memoir “Highsmith” about her two year affair with Patricia Highsmith, author of “The Price of Salt” and “Strangers on a Train.” Meaker gets it wrong about the movie made from the later title. Farley Granger played the tennis player, not Robert Walker. The last chapter sums up the real Highsmith, brandishing a switch blade and spewing anti-Semitic and racists nonsense. “Highsmith” is an interesting look at the artists’ lives in Greenwich Village in the 1950s.
I read this on a Caribbean cruise Jan. 2016.