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The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr Ripley
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley 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-...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679742296
ISBN-10: 0679742298
Publication Date: 9/1/1992
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 115 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Talented Mr. Ripley on
Helpful Score: 3
The quiet malignity of Ripley's personality really gave me the creeps-a good story
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reviewed The Talented Mr. Ripley on
I went in search of this book because of the movie. I must say that I found the book to be just "okay." Ms. Highsmith's Ripley was not an interesting character apart from being a pure sociopath. In my never to be humble opinion the movie took the somewhat dull elements and plot of a somewhat boring book and fleshed them out to add much more intrigue and tension. It was the book Ms. Highsmith would have written if she were a better writer. I don't recommend the book to fans of the movie. Sorry.
ehines avatar reviewed The Talented Mr. Ripley on + 29 more book reviews
Highsmith's most famous book, but reads as if she were just finding her form, by the end though you'll probably want to read more about Mr. Ripley.
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So creepy and good.


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