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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Highsmith, Patricia

(Book - 1992)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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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 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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Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 0679742298
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIGHSMI
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm

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Dec 22, 2014
  • loudem rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It might be because it was written in 1955, in another time and in a different world, but I'll give it Highsmith her due anyway. The book is well written, that's not the problem. The problem is that the story feels old, and takes place a time that most will not recognize. The story is slow, but the suspense is there (even if it's in his head), even if you can't understand Tom's motives. Is he homosexual? Because the way he acts doesn't make sense to me. I mean wearing Richard's cloths, his rings? Bizarre in the least. And his jealousy over Richard's relation with Marge. He wants Richard all for himself. He's not interested in Marge in the least. Very strange. Very hard to find why Tom is acting the way he does. And to think that there are 4 more books about the guy. I'm not sure to be ready for it.

Feb 13, 2014
  • iRead26 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was on a list of classic/must-read mysteries and I'm glad I picked it up! Very engaging writing. Tom Ripley is not a likeable character in the least yet I found myself hoping he would get away with murder...

Nov 22, 2012
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highsmith gets into the head of a madman like no other author. Very creepy.

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