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The Talented Mr. Ripley (book)

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Patricia Highsmith

One of the great crime novels of the 20th century, Patricia Highsmith'sThe Talented Mr. Ripleyis a blend of the narrative subtlety of Henry James and the self-reflexive irony of Vladimir Nabokov. Like the best modernist fiction,Ripleyworks on two … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Fiction, Novels, Crime Novels, Patricia Highsmith
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about The Talented Mr. Ripley (book)
review by . March 13, 2011
A brilliant suspense built on actual suspense rather than "effects" or sensationalism. Highsmith thoroughly explores the mind of an amoral aesthete, for whom, despite his shortcomings, we find ourselves craving redemption.
review by . January 15, 2000
Tom Ripley: the name conjures up an image of the all American boy--a little shy, modest and not as suavely in control as a European counterpart. The old adage that one should not judge a book by its cover could not be a truer in this instance. Poor, underprivledged Tom takes his pursuit of the American dream a little too seriously, yet he manages to pull off unbelievable and almost unspeakable acts with the finesse and skill of a master jeweler and the audacity of a veteran politician. Highsmith's …
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