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Does he cook too?
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Aha!
No, by now he has a couple of servants....

"a young Italian couple who had worked for an American in Venice before, so that they knew the difference between a Bloody Mary and a creme de menthe frappe".

Because who needs food?

No, seriously, there is little talk about who does his cooking, but I bet it is not him, even tho he does complain about the cold roast beef he's having for lunch (after emptying a couple of pitchers of martinis shared with Marge).

Seriously, who needs food?
This book sounds bonkers in a good way.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
It is. I like Highsmith's books a lot.
"furniture that did not resemble furniture at all but an embodiment of cinquecento music played on hautboys, recorders, and violas da gamba" ... oy. That's some description. And it works marvels, too!
BrokenTune 4 years ago
"He had given his undivided attention to decorating his house for more than a week."

Apparently, he did decide on a modern bathroom, tho. The descriptions in this book crack me up. Highsmith must have had a blast writing this.
She certainly had a way with words.

Geez -- Tom Ripley comes up with that sort of interior decoration in the space of one single week?!
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Of course! He's talented, you know. ;)
Also, he blames his aunt for not ever sticking with anything he has a go at. LoL.
Of course, and he's totally blameless himself in that respect, too ...
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Of course.