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Patricia Highsmith

3.85 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Patricia Highsmith
Ripley Under Ground (1970)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: While this book--the 2nd in the Ripley Trilogy--is not as elegantly written or as conceptually elevated as The Talented Mr. Ripley, it is just as or even more gripping and unsettling. As with almost all Highsmith's books, the pacing and action of this novel is brilliant. There ...
Ripley's Game (1974)
language
English
series
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Highsmith takes the Ripley series in a totally different direction with this one. Surprisingly enough, Ripley himself appears only occasionally throughout the first half of the novel, as much of the action focuses on leukemia sufferer, John Trevanny. Ripley's German acquaintance ...
Il sepolto vivo (1970)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: In this second Ripley novel Tom is married ( rather surprisingly), and living a moneyed existence in France. Part of his wealth comes from his involvement with art forgeries, involving him in audacious impersonations, and doing away with those who threaten to expose him.Slightly...
Azul Cobalto (1970)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Highsmith's 2nd Ripley is deceptive in its power. By that I mean, it may not seem as effortlessly written as 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (although it takes effort to make a work seem effortless), but by the novel's conclusion you see the cleverness of its entire construction. The b...
El amigo americano (1974)
language
English
series
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This took me an absolute age to plough through, not a good sign. After reading the second Ripley novel I probably wouldn't have picked up a third, but this was in a compendium of four. Most of the novel followed a very dull chap who though having a terminal illness, still comes...
L'amico americano (1974)
language
English
series
3.87 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A reread as per the others. Compelling and psychologically vivid, and the social portrait of expat life in rural France charming as before. This one is about an innocent person who snubs Ripley; Ripley takes an idle revenge which then spirals out into a storm that he can't reel b...
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