The Talented Mr. Ripley
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
Patricia Highsmith
Mystery & Suspense
Aug 1, 2018
Patricia Highsmith's most brilliant creation, the suave, repellent, fascinating, and psychopathic Tom Ripley, made his first appearance in this perversely appealing tale. He would go on to grace, in his dark way, four subsequent novels in the series known to Highsmith aficionados as the “Ripliad.” In The Talented Mr. Ripley, the twenty-five-year-old Ripley is an antihero awaiting his cue when fate arrives in the form of the wealthy father of Ripley’s college acquaintance, Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie has gone to Italy and—seduced by beauty of several kinds—won’t come home; the elder Greenleaf hires Ripley to persuade him. Introduced into a world of style, wealth, and sophistication, Ripley finds himself right at home in Dickie Greenleaf’s European life, and will stop at nothing to stay there. Ripley’s debut is quite simply one of the most engrossing novels you’ll ever find in any genre.
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Apr 13, 2019
Excellent story and well told.
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Highsmith will have you in her grip.
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