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The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a... show more
Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley—immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow—is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self-invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099282877 (0099282879)
Publisher: Coward-McCann
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
Series: Ripley (#1)
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tom Ripley has no money, no talents, no job and he doesn´t fit in with the type of people, he most ardently wants to fit in with. On top he has some major issues with his self esteem and is totally paranoid. Does he sound fun? No, definitely not and he even turns into this mentally disturbed and des...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
2.0 The Talented Mr. Ripley Review
This one didn't work for me at all. For one, I think this is the first time I will ever say the following words. The movie adaptation is far more powerful than the book. Matt Damon was likable as Ripley. The Ripley in this book was fucking boring. Also, there's a character in the movie that is not i...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
4.0 READ THIS, but no further.
Skip the sequels. I mean this. Disclaimer: I can't speak with authority as I didn't read Ripley Under Ground or Ripley's Game, but I tried and it was a mistake. Learn from my experience, don't ruin the high this book gives you. Seriously.
buchflimmern
buchflimmern rated it
5.0
Tom Ripley schafft sie alle Ich bin ja nicht der Typ für Krimis. Ein weiterer Beweis, dass man The talented Mr. Ripley nicht als solchen einordnen sollte :) Toller Roman, faszinierender Protagonist!
MishyJo
MishyJo rated it
5.0 The Talented Mr. Ripley
Nick: Shall I look for some gifs?Mish: No. No gifs.Nick: Why not?Mish: You'll just look for something shocking and bloody. I don't want to be grossed out by our review.Nick: Okay... you start, though. I need another drink.Mish: Isn't that your third?Nick: Are you counting my drinks, woman? Just star...
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