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The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith
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Apr 07, 2011

really liked it
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Read from May 30 to June 15, 2011

I had seen the film many years ago and really enjoyed it, but I preferred the book. Tom Ripley is a sociopath. While the things he does, the crimes he commits, are beyond my comprehension, I did understand some of his frustrations. I enjoyed the style the author used, I loved being in the head of Tom, to understand the way he thought. I found the angle of his sexuality to be almost a red herring- to me his motivations seemed to be money and prestige, although it did contribute to his self-loathing and desire to be someone else. This is just a terrific read and a page turner that will make you surprised that you are rooting for Tom to get away with it all.
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