The Talented Mr. Ripley

crime fiction, Novel by Patricia Highsmith


In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, 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--to accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.

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Nette Idee -- man filtert mit Mr Ripley mit und freut sich am Ende für ihn. Aus heutiger Zeit ist es darüber hinaus als "Zeitzeugnis" spannend -- wie haben Dandys mit zu viel Geld dieses damals auf Reisen ausgegeben, wie musste man sich ohne eMail organisiert halten, um nicht von der Welt abgeschnitten zu sein, ...

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