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Ripley Under Water
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, ).
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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so

And so the Ripliad limps to its conclusion as Tom is spooked by a prying American who is intrigued by his less than pristine past. Fairly thin gruel, to be honest. Stop after the first three would be my advice.

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GidgetsTreasures75
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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12-23-20: My 111th finished book of 2020! This is the 5th and final book of the series. Tom Ripley, living in France, has to deal with a mysterious couple who seem to be onto his sinister ways. He handles them in true Highsmith fashion. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #ripleyunderwater #patriciahighsmith 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣

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Clare-Dragonfly
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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I‘m visiting my parents today and went with my dad to the community recycling for the free book table. Here‘s a picture of the table. The next post will have my haul!

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LeahBergen
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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I‘m just starting the fifth (and final) Ripley novel.

I like the back cover blurb by Newsday: “Tom Ripley is as appalling a protagonist as any mystery writer has ever created.” 😆

Centique Brilliant 😂😂 4y
vivastory I need to read these. I love Everyman's Library editions, but the font size kills my eyes 4y
LeahBergen @vivastory @saresmoore The font size isn‘t too bad in this volume and several others that I have. Some of the big whopping classics on the other hand? Yikes! 😬 (edited) 4y
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eeclayton
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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GuiltyFeat
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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And for the #octphotochallenge today I offer the ultimate sociopathic #antihero, Monsieur Tom Ripley.

#booktober

LeahBergen I've read them all except The Boy Who Followed Ripley. So good! 6y
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