Searching for a book.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Geoff, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Roommate found it ages ago for me, and I've forgotten so hopefully someone here can figure it out.

    I think "window" is in the title somewhere. Short title. The story revolves around like 6 people who are taking a trip to the mountains to ski. During the trip, the main character (I believe her name is Linda?) gets injured and is in a wheelchair for most of the book. Eventually she spends most of her time looking out her window with binoculars. She accidentally witnesses a murder but can't see who did what because it was dark out, unfortunately, the killer saw her watching.

    Oh, I remember the cover perfectly. It's the view from the outside, looking into a window where 2 women silhouettes are fighting (one jabbing a finger at the other) and there are bloody icicles outside.

    It bothers me that I know this much but can't figure out the title! It's probably just "The Window" or something...


    So...I found it...
     
  2. Hexalan

    Hexalan Achievement Hunter

    It's not Westing Game, is it?
     
  3. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    The TV show castle did a great parody episode of that book, it was S5E19 The lives of others. Worth a watch
     
  4. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester TF2L developer

    That storyline sounds soo familiar... probably because it's got elements from a lot of better known classics.

    Namely - Stephen King's Misery, and Hitchcock's "Rear Window"/Woolrich's "It had to be murder" (that's what the castle episode is "officially" a parody of). The former has been done by Family guy as well - so it's all over pop culture.
     
  5. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    Castle... Such a good show. Too bad they renewed it after a perfect perfect ending so it can't go anywhere but downhill.
     
  6. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    Kinda the exact opposite of the other show Nathan Fillion is known for (Firefly), the second half of this last season was actually really good.
     
  7. Geoff

    Geoff Sir "Let's Play"

    Thought I edited my post to say the name...

    It's called The Window, it's by Carol Ellis. I know I have it lying around the house somewhere...
     
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