Why You Should Read ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’

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TheTalentedMrRipley coverTitle: The Talented Mr Ripley
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: First published in 1955, my edition is from 1999.
Rating: ★★★★★

This is not so much a review as it is an unashamedly biased post of opinion. The Talented Mr Ripley is one of those books I’m so enthusiastic about that I struggle to string together my thoughts coherently. So instead I’ve decided just to list a few reasons why you should this book if you haven’t already. If you have read it, then let this be a timely reminder for you to give it a reread.

Tom Ripley is a fantastic character

In my opinion there aren’t enough books written from the point of view of the character who could be perceived as “the bad guy”.  So it was a nice change to be in the head of a sociopath, rather than following someone who is…

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