Series: Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith

The Boy Who Followed Ripley (2008)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
Oh, no. The Boy Who Followed Ripley, judged based on its own merits, is a boring book that has almost no tension or excitement in it whatsoever. I feel blasphemous writing that, especially from just previously finishing the superb Ripley’s Game. This, in fact, is the first Highsmith novel I have ...
Ripley Under Ground (2008)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
Nonostante il libro sia una lettura di certo godibile e scorrevole, è un po' spiacevole constatare che Ripley da cinque anni a questa parte (letteraria) s'è un po' ammosciato. Forse i soldi in tasca, la nuova moglie a letto e la bella villa con tanto di domestica fidata hanno un po' oscurato la s...
Ripley Under Water (2008)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
Damn, is the word that comes to mind for this book. Not, DAMN! or Dayyum! but just … damn. I wanted to like Ripley Under Water so much more than I did. This series of books really has been a bumpy rollercoaster ride. Let me show you.The First Book (Talented Mr Ripley) – Impeccably paced, with hon...
The Talented Mr. Ripley (2008)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 5
[7/10] I can do a number of things – valeting, baby-sitting, accounting – I’ve got an unfortunate talent for figures. No matter how drunk I get, I can always tell when a waiter’s cheating me on a bill. I can forge a signature, fly a helicopter, handle dice, impersonate practically anybody, cook –...
L'amico americano (1974)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
This is a stunning book, and (for a change) an equally stunning movie. Ripley is chilling in his attitudes to those around him, and yet one has a curious empathy with him. It's fascinating to read; the explosive moments of violence, mixed with quiet moments of introspection. It's as though he has...
El amigo americano (1974)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
I've been dying to read a Ripley book since I saw the Matt Damon film in the movie theater, some years ago. I decided to read "Ripley's Game" because I knew there was a film adaptation, and for once John Malkovich seemed perfect for the part. I had read a profile on Highsmith -- about her insane ...
Azul Cobalto (1970)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
In many ways I enjoyed this book more than "The Talented Mr Ripley". I guess it's because Highsmith is more accomplished as a writer but I suspect it's because it's set in France and Ripley spends a wonderfully privileged life gardening, eating, and reading. It's true escapism married with murder...
Il sepolto vivo (1970)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 2
Murder, motive, multiple clues...Ripley Under Ground has all the stuff of a mystery, but it is not a whodunit. It is rather a mystery turned inside out. The last person you want to see succeed in this suspenseful novel is the detective.The protagonist, Tom Ripley, is a very likable, very intellig...