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AllDebooks
Ripley Under Ground | Patricia Highsmith
Mehso-so

This picks up Tom Ripley's story 6 years after The talented Mr Ripley. I adored the 1st book, it was a taut, enigmatic fast-paced thriller. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by her sequel. I found the plot far-fetched, irritating characters and little tension. Shame really as I was really looking forward to it. I will read more of Patricia Highsmith's work, just not Ripley.

#192025 challenge - 1971 ✔️
@Librarybelle

eeclayton I enjoyed all of the 5 Ripley novels, but I agree that none of them is as brilliant as the first. I think it's best to think about them not as sequels but as stand-alones that happen to have the same character. 4mo
Librarybelle I do need to read Highsmith - maybe I can get to The Talented Mr Ripley for this challenge! 4mo
AllDebooks @eeclayton that's a good point actually. 4mo
AllDebooks @Librarybelle it is a very good read, the films good too, cos y'know, Jude Law 😉 4mo
Librarybelle Haha! I haven‘t seen the film in years! 4mo
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AllDebooks
Ripley Under Ground | Patricia Highsmith
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1. Every day without fail, it's the only thing that keeps me sane(ish)

2. I listen to a lot of audiobooks when doing other things. I have a lot of free time due to chronic illness. Sometimes it's the only thing I can do during flareups.

3. Non-fiction - nature books
Fiction - gothic novels
If stuck in a reading rut, poetry or short stories, moving on to essays as my concentration mojo comes back 😁

@Eggs

Eggs #3 good strategy ❣️ 4mo
AllDebooks @Eggs it really works too 😁 4mo
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johncadams
Ripley's Game | Patricia Highsmith
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Minervasbutler
Ripley Under Water | Patricia Highsmith
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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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Minervasbutler
Ripley's Game | Patricia Highsmith
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Pickpick

A perceived slight leads Tom to entangle hapless picture-framer Jonathan in a deadly plot to scare the Mafia out of Hamburg. Predictably, things get messy, and equally predictably Tom walks away with his life, and his reputation unsullied or no more sullied than it was before. Great fun.

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Minervasbutler
Ripley Under Ground | Patricia Highsmith
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Pickpick


A few years have passed since the events of The Talented Mr Ripley and Tom is now living high on the hog in France, and married to the beautiful Heloise ("So, what first attracted you to billionaire's daughter Heloise, Mr Ripley?" one would love to ask), and generally enjoying life. Then an art scam threatens to disturb Tom's peace. A worthy sequel.

Amoon Loved the film, nice to know there‘s a sequel. Will have to read the first book first . Thanks 1y
Minervasbutler @Amoon there are actually 5 in all. Definitely read them in sequence 1y
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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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andrew61
Ripley's Game | Patricia Highsmith
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Pickpick

Its a while since i last dipped into the wonderfully sociopathic mind of Patricia Highsmith's creation tom Ripley so in this 3rd bk he didn't fail to impress and appall. Ensconced in his french villa with heiress wife in the 1st half he uses an English picture framer as a pawn, enjoying manipulating him into a criminal path. In 2nd half he cleans up and mayhem ensues. I love Highsmith's mind so will find bk 4 et al v soon.

LeahBergen I loved these books. I recently read that there‘s a new Ripley TV series being made? 2y
andrew61 @LeahBergen i hadn't heard about a tv series i will look out for that and i keep meaning to rewatch the mat damon film. 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
Ripley's Game | Patricia Highsmith
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12-11-19: My 101st finished book of 2019! #ripleysgame #patriciahighsmith 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
Ripley's Game | Patricia Highsmith
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12-8-19: Trying to read 😻😂📖 #ripleysgame #patriciahighsmith