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  • Title: The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Author: Patricia Highsmith Kevin Kenerly
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  • 9hrs 35Min 575 minutes Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers.In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s A product of a broken home, branded a sissy by his dismissive Au9hrs 35Min 575 minutes Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers.In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s A product of a broken home, branded a sissy by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enad of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal, but he grows enraged by Dickie s ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.A dark reworking of Henry James s The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr Ripley immortalized in the 1998 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gywneth Paltrow is an unforgettable introduction to this debonair confidence man, whose talent for self invention and calculated murder is chronicled in four subsequent novels.

    The Talented Mr Ripley Dec , Directed by Anthony Minghella With Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett In late s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy But when The Talented Mr Ripley Rotten Tomatoes The Talented Mr Ripley was based on the first of a series of novels featuring Tom Ripley written by Patricia Highsmith the story was previously filmed in as Purple Noon, with Alain Delon as The Talented Mr Ripley film The Talented Mr Ripley The Talented Mr Varg by Alexander McCall Smith The Talented Mr Varg is the second book in the Detective Varg series by popular British author, Alexander McCall Smith. The Talented Mr Varg A Detective Varg Novel BN The Talented Mr Varg A Detective Varg Novel Alexander McCall Smith Shop Now Chapter Four GENUINE IMITATION LEATHER They left the coffee bar at the same time as the engineers, who were still talking about the instability of bridges The barista gave Anna a wave and Ulf an involuntary frown This young man was stuck behind the bar of

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      Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist who is known mainly for her psychological crime thrillers which have led to than two dozen film adaptations over the years She lived with her grandmother, mother and later step father her mother divorced her natural father six months before Patsy was born and married Stanley Highsmith in Fort Worth before moving with her parents to New York in 1927 but returned to live with her grandmother for a year in 1933 Returning to her parents in New York, she attended public schools in New York City and later graduated from Barnard College in 1942 Shortly after graduation her short story The Heroine was published in the Harper s Bazaar magazine and it was selected as one of the 22 best stories that appeared in American magazines in 1945 and it won the O Henry award for short stories in 1946 She continued to write short stories, many of them comic book stories, and regularly earned herself a weekly 55 pay check During this period of her life she lived variously in New York and Mexico.Her first suspense novel Strangers on a Train published in 1950 was an immediate success with public and critics alike The novel has been adapted for the screen three times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951 In 1955 her anti hero Tom Ripley appeared in the splendid The Talented Mr Ripley , a book that was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere as the best foreign mystery novel translated into French in 1957 This book, too, has been the subject of a number of film versions Ripley appeared again in Ripley Under Ground in 1970, in Ripley s Game in 1974, The boy who Followed Ripley in 1980 and in Ripley Under Water in 1991.Along with her acclaimed series about Ripley, she wrote 22 novels and eight short story collections plus many other short stories, often macabre, satirical or tinged with black humour She also wrote one novel, non mystery, under the name Claire Morgan, plus a work of non fiction Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction and a co written book of children s verse, Miranda the Panda Is on the Veranda.She latterly lived in England and France and was popular in England than in her native United States Her novel Deep Water , 1957, was called by the Sunday Times one of the most brilliant analyses of psychosis in America and Julian Symons once wrote of her Miss Highsmith is the writer who fuses character and plot most successfully the most important crime novelist at present in practice In addition, Michael Dirda observed Europeans honoured her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Dostoevsky, Conrad, Kafka, Gide, and Camus She died of leukemia in Locarno, Switzerland on 4 February 1995 and her last novel, Small g a Summer Idyll , was published posthumously a month later.Gerry WolstenholmeJuly 2010

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    1. Two reviews in one First, the supercilious parody Tom Oh Dickie, that shirt is so gorgeous It s so you Where did you get it Dick You re not a fairy are you Tom No The very idea Dick Well then, I got it from a divine little boutique near La Fontana della Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna We should go there tomorrow.Tom Oh Dickie, let s Marge soliloquy Dick is just the handsomest American 25 year old trust fund baby in all of Italy Or this part of it, anyway Sigh I love him so much it makes my eyes sl [...]


    2. When Tom Ripley is offered a handsome reward to go to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, he accepts and soon finds himself living the good life in Naples with Dickie An obsession blooms and Tom finds himself wanting to be Dickie Greenleaf But does he want to be Dickie Greenleaf enough to kill his new friend I was somewhat familiar with The Talented Mr Ripley because I nearly took a girl to see the Matt Damon version in the theater back in the day We opted to see Dogma instead Anyway, I knew Hig [...]


    3. Anticipation It occurred to him that his anticipation was pleasant to him than the experiencing Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr RipleyHighsmith is amazing She alludes to Henry James, plays with Nabokovian style, James Cain s dialogue, and blends it all with a Camus like modern existentialism Plus, the goddess walked around with snails in her purse Face it, pretenders, The Talented Mr Ripley is an amazing psychological crime novel This is one of those books which should be used as evidence t [...]


    4. First off, Mr Tom Ripley is no sociopath While he is skilled at social manipulation, this is not out of the need to hide the fact that he has no capacity for emotion Judging by his frequent mood swings, he most likely has some flavor of manic depressive disorder Now, with that out of the way, we can begin.Identity is a tricky business If it was anything but, I wouldn t have found this book nearly as fascinating as I did Murder mysteries are not my cup of tea, and while the setting was delightful [...]


    5. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 3.5 StarsI came upon a little list recently called 17 Books for People Who Hate People and I immediately thought, hey, that s me Mitchell concurred I ended up with a super stinker as my first selection, but luckily I fared better with The Talented Mr Ripley.I knew the premise of this book to be Tom Ripley, an acquaintance of Dickie Greenleaf, is asked by Dickie s father to go to Italy and attempt to convince Dickie to return to the U.S I also knew at some [...]


    6. I was not a big fan of Highsmith s Strangers on a Train, so I wasn t really looking forward to tackling another of her novels Fortunately, I had a much better experience with Tom Ripley Oh, if only his other acquaintances could say the same Our story begins with Ripley being sent to Italy to talk Dickie Greenleaf, the prodigal son of a wealthy man, into coming home The two guys hit it off, and spend some time bopping around Europe like two Ken dolls on holiday But things turn ugly when Ripley s [...]


    7. UN FALSO QUALCUNO PIUTTOSTO CHE UN AUTENTICO NESSUNO New York anni Cinquanta Tom Ripley sbarca il lunario tra furtarelli e truffe Un giorno conosce un ricco industriale che gli propone di pagarlo per andare a recuperare il figlio in Italia, Dickie Greenleaf.Dickie si insediato sulla costiera amalfitana, a Mongibello, paesello d invenzione Tra spiagge, barche, Venezia, Roma, la Liguria, la Grecia, si dipana un intricata avventura, che diventato un classico dei classici, almeno per me Un sogno, un [...]


    8. I ve been dabbling in some of the classic thriller writers Simenon and Sciascia, too It is summer in the northern hemisphere after all.The Talented Mr Ripley will have you squirming in your seat Tom Ripley is a man with champagne tastes and a beer pocket book He possesses very low self esteem, very little money and he is undoubtedly a closeted queer He likes queers, likes to be among them, but doesn t like admitting to himself that this is so Mr Ripley s talent is an extraordinary gift for forge [...]


    9. Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s A product of a broken home, branded a sissy by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enad of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf This fondness turns obsessive when [...]


    10. Honestly, I m of two minds on this one The first is just how much fun I had running around with a trust fund buddy and the scam, enjoying 50 s Italy, and especially the really delicious riffs from so many of the great authors doing their thing in the day, the subversion and the dark twist I mean, we re all super familiar with the heroic anti heroic murderer protagonist, and some of us might be extremely familiar with it if they ve read practically any mystery novels or watched ANY tv at all but [...]


    11. This classic novel of suspense lives up to the hype I was familiar with the story of Tom Ripley because I had seen the Matt Damon movie, and the book was just as good as other readers had promised Ripley is skilled at manipulating people, lying, impersonations, con jobs and feigning interest in others What terrifies him is 1 getting caught and 2 being himself It s a classic case of someone who feels arrogant and snide toward others but who also hates himself and feels like he doesn t fit in anyw [...]


    12. His stories were good because he imagined them intensely, so intensely that he came to believe them Tom Ripley has to be one of the most intriguing characters I ve come across in a while talented , perhaps some would say so, but mostly conniving, obsessive, self loathing, and quite lucky Viewing everything from his perspective was fascinating and disturbing I m not sure if I was supposed to identify with him or not I certainly never felt any empathy towards him, but at times, while not exactly r [...]


    13. 7 10 I can do a number of things valeting, baby sitting, accounting I ve got an unfortunate talent for figures No matter how drunk I get, I can always tell when a waiter s cheating me on a bill I can forge a signature, fly a helicopter, handle dice, impersonate practically anybody, cook and do a one man show in a nightclub in case the regular entertainer s sick Shall I go on What Mr Ripley leaves out from his resume is his readiness to murder anybody he sees as an obstacle in his path to persona [...]


    14. When the 1999 film adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley was released, I remember reading a lengthy magazine article that discussed all the things about the book that were changed for the movie I don t remember now what any of those changes were, but I do remember that I came away from the article thinking the book didn t sound very good Thus, even though I had a copy of it, I avoided reading it for years and years In 2017 it finally occurred to me that the book wouldn t have the staying power it [...]


    15. This book got under my skin The narrator, Tom Ripley, is a sociopath who is one troubled and sinister character The father of a friend makes him an offer to go to Italy to bring the father s son back to America Upon accepting his proposal, the tale of obsession and deception begins as Tom Ripley weaves his life into a tangled web, and what he manages to pull off is appalling This story requires a tolerance for unlikable characters, as Tom is a violent, manipulating, pathological liar who is lack [...]


    16. One of the most chilling characters in literature I have ever encountered Tom Ripley is all the horrifying because of his total lack of empathy someone who has looked into the abyss and thinks nothing of pushing others into it while laughing.


    17. What a creepy little book Highsmith takes us into the head of Tom Ripley, and it is an unsettling ride Tom is a sociopath or is he , but an anxious one And inside his head, we are carried along as his crimes mount, one upon the other, and feel the tension as he skirts the edge of disaster and discovery Are we tense because we want him to be captured Or because we want him to get away with it Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read [...]


    18. Oh Tom Ripley what to say that hasn t been said dozens of times already I clipped through the last pages at work tonite, hungry to know desperate to hold hands with Tom Reeepley as he navigated his way through layer after layer of lie upon lie upon psychopathology I found myself irked at customers who disturbed my reading, mid paragraph inconsiderate indecisive patronizing people pick out your own damn flowers take a chance for Christ s sake No, I don t know what white roses means pick a damn me [...]


    19. He loved possessions, not masses of them, but a select few that he did not part with They gave a man self respect Not ostentation but quality, and the love that cherished the quality Possessions reminded him that he existed, and made him enjoy his existence It was as simple as that And wasn t that worth something He existed Not many people in the world knew how to, even if they had the money It really didn t take money, masses of money, it took a certain security.The Talented Mr Ripley was my fi [...]


    20. This one didn t work for me at all For one, I think this is the first time I will ever say the following words The movie adaptation is far powerful than the book Matt Damon was likable as Ripley The Ripley in this book was fucking boring Also, there s a character in the movie that is not in the book, and I think he made all the difference, even if he wasn t the center of attention His character made for a much interesting and emotional ending Luckily, I read this after having seen the film ove [...]



    21. To Tom Ripley, being bored, being around dull people and having nothing to do are among the WORST things in existence Of course, he never has to be bored again after brutally murdering his friend and assuming his identity.Tom is recruited by Mr Greenleaf, the father of Tom s acquaintance, Dickie to bring his son home from Italy Tom is even given a hefty sum with which to support himself in Italy while working his come home magic on his friend Unfortunately, Ripley has no luck persuading Dickie t [...]


    22. if you re interested in the longer post I ve made, you can read it at myonline reading journal Spoilers are noted where needed Tom Ripley is an extremely disturbed man Knowing what we know about him, we probably wouldn t want him to come to dinner, live in our neighborhood, date our daughters or our sons, handle our investments in short, after we ve gotten to know him, we discover he is someone we would avoid like the plague But all of the above are judgments made from our outside, reader point [...]


    23. This probably isn t going to sound good, but I feel for Tom Ripley He embodies all my weakest, most petulant, lowest self esteem moments when I find myself asking, Why don t you like me Why can t I have what you have Why can t I take the easy way Just stuff sucks, give me your stuff.Nobody likes Tom No one s ever really even tolerated him He can t tolerate himself You root for him not because you like him you probably don t but becauseere but for the grace What would you be like, if no one had [...]


    24. Man, damn good book, I mumbled to myself as I turned the last page early this morning, far too early to express substance or insight through the strange mental fog that renders me zombie like yet still allows me to read with clarity, as what I read seeps down into my body soul where nerves are racing and my palms are clammy while person after person files by examining me with suspicion for every indiscretion or deception I ve ever committed Deep in the fog I remember the lies I ve told myself a [...]


    25. 3.5 starsA creepy thriller with themes of identity and sexuality at its core Tom Ripley, an observant yet dull man, befriends Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and charismatic aspiring artist Tom s relationship with Dickie turns into an obsession that spirals into bouts of anger and jealousy When Tom makes a life altering decision, he finds himself changed as well a new identity forged from his own dark desire.I love Patricia Highsmith s characterization of Tom Her portrayal of him raises so many questio [...]


    26. Big thanks to Mishy for another great buddy read and to Giulio for scholarly guidance.For a super exclusive behind the scenes look at this amazing buddy read follow this link Here s a little peek at what you ll see Mish and I are both camera shy, but sometimes the paparazzi gets past security.



    27. 7.5 10When an acquaintances father hunts down Ripley to dispatch him on a mission to Italy and persuade his estranged son to come home to then work in his shipyard what could possibly go wrong The fact that you re sending a sociopath to a foreign land with quite a wedge of money to persuade someone who really doesn t want to be persuaded might dent the chances of success but let s give it a shot The first third of this novel didn t sit well with me, I don t think I took to the plausibility of th [...]


    28. I don t think I ve ever been so stressed out reading a book I thought I was going to lose it about 15 times I just couldn t see how he was going to get through the entire novel without ending up dead or in jail somewhere Highsmith is absolutely impeccable at creating intelligent nuanced characters.


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