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The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley #1) - Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley #1)
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In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley.  Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be... show more
In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley.  Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie Greenleaf. He wants to be like him--exactly like him.  Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679742296 (0679742298)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
Series: Ripley (#1)
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
**Please note that this review is LOADED with spoilers! If you plan to read this book in the future, you should! But you should NOT continue to read this review.** To Tom Ripley, being bored, being around dull people and having nothing to do are among the WORST things in existence. Of course, he n...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Brilliant mind spook
This is an unsettling book.Ripley is a non-entity, whiny, unimpressive. A nobody, as Marge very insightfully observes in a letter. Which makes him eerie, and by all rights not a character we should wish to root for. Yet from the middle on, I found myself anxious over the instability of his position....
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 Mr Ripley!
I need a massage from all that tension Mr. Ripley caused in my neck! More tomorrow because it's Preacher time.
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Talented Mr. Ripley
Rereading The Talented Mr. Ripley has been so much fun and it´s a book that actually improves during the second read. Knowing the basic outline of the story makes this a more satisfying read, because you can focus on all the fine nuances the story has to offer. Tom Ripley is a delightfully creepy ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 The Pathologically Insecure Mr. Ripley
This was both my first introduction to Tom Ripley, and my first introduction to Patricia Highsmith. I was somewhat aware of the story before I started the book, although I'd neither seen the movie nor read any of the Ripley novels. I knew going in that Tom Ripley was a sociopath and a murderer. Wh...
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