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review 2018-11-22 08:12
Alles zu verstehen, alles zu vergeben: "Ripley's Omnibus" by Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr Ripley / Ripley Under Ground / Ripley's Game / The Boy Who Followed Ripley - Patricia Highsmith



(Original Review, 1995)



I remember trying to follow a DVD of Mr. Ripley one evening many years ago. I was at the time dazed by antibiotics and kept drifting in and out of semi-consciousness, so I managed to catch only the odd isolated scene with the angelic-looking cast, a golden trio swanking around a sunny, shimmering lotion. Matt Damon looked like a bespectacled, goofy nerd who had probably began his acting career in commercials playing the Milkybar Kid.

 

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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text 2018-09-04 03:26
Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 281 pages.
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith

Bruno had not wanted to go to Haiti, but it offered escape. New York or Florida or anywhere in the American continent was torture so long as Guy was there, too, and would not see him.

 

He's like a proto Ripley

 

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text 2018-09-04 01:12
Reading progress update: I've read 58 out of 281 pages.
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith

Everything was created to be seen drunk. Certainly this wasn’t the way to see the world, with his head splitting every time he turned his eyes. Last night he’d wanted to celebrate his last night in Santa Fe. Today he’d be in Metcalf, and he’d have to be sharp. But had he ever known a hangover a few drinks couldn’t fix? A hangover might even help, he thought: he had a habit of doing things slowly and cautiously with a hangover.

 

This sounds familiar

 

On familiar notes, here is Highsmith, making us feel anxiety over despicable characters.

 

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review 2017-11-30 05:10
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Audio) - Patricia Highsmith

 

Tom Ripley is not a likable character though I did kind of feel sorry for him at times. What really motivates his actions? Is it his superiority complex, his contempt for others, his confused sexuality, or just boredom?

 

The murders are particularly vicious. His ability to mimic others is uncanny. The audio was good and I couldn't skip over the descriptions of the killings, so I really got the full effect. 

 

Part of me wanted him to get away with it and part of me wanted him to get caught. I was a bit disappointed at the lack of resolution at the end. I didn't realize there were more books, so there's that. But overall a good book, fun to listen to.

 

I watched the movie many years ago and this book makes we want to see it again - to compare. 

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text 2017-09-04 15:40
August 2017 Round Up!
The Suicide Motor Club - Christopher Buehlman
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston
Marvel 1602 - Neil Gaiman,Richard Ianove,Andy Kubert
Mass Hysteria - Michael Patrick Hicks
Through A Glass Darkly - Donald Allen Kirch
The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman
Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) - Tom King,David Finch
Dreamwalker - James Russell Lowell
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests - Chris Smith,Jon Stewart
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith

I read 15 books In August

 

 

Graphic Novels:

 

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

The Lost Boys Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three-Lady of Shadows by Robin Furth

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three-Bitter Medicine

Batman: Volume 3 I am Bane by Tom King

 

Total: 5

 

Audio Books:

 

The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

The Daily Show The Book: An Oral History

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

 

Total: 4

 

ARCS:

 

Mass Hysteria by Michael Patrick Hicks

Spungunion by John Boden (not yet available)

 

Total: 2

 

Random Books:

 

The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman

Through a Glass Darkly by Donald Kirch

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Dreamwalker by Russell James

 

Total: 4

 

 

 

 

READING CHALLENGES

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge: 

(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)

Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017

 

January Count: 1

February Count: 2 

March and April Count: 0

May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)

June & July: 0

August: 1-The Talented Mr. Ripley

Running Count: 6

 

Graphic Novel Challenge:

(Paced Reading Group on GR)

Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017 

 

January count: 5

February count: 2

March count: 5

April count: 5

May count: 3

June count: 4

July count: 4

August count: 5

 

Running Count: 33! Challenge Met!

 

 

 

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