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The Complete Ripley Novels ❴Read❵ ➲ The Complete Ripley Novels Author Patricia Highsmith – Thomashillier.co.uk The Complete Ripley Novels a first time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series is a cause for critical and popular celebration Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, no a pr The Complete Ripley Novels a first time, boxed collection of the entire Ripley series is a cause The Complete PDF/EPUB or for critical and popular celebration Its publication reflects the fact that Patricia Highsmith, no a practitioner of the murder mystery genre than are Dostoevsky, Faulkner and Camus Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times , has finally entered the American literary canon Marginalized throughout her career as a mere thriller writer, Highsmith has experienced a remarkable renaissance since her death inNow Highsmith fans and new readers alike can find these five novels The Talented Mr Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water all housed under one roof in this brilliantly designed, highly collectible edition.


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  1. Cathy Cathy says:

    I read the Ripley books many years ago, long before the pretty good movie The Talented Mr Ripley with Matt Damon I think I ve seen a movie version of Ripley s Game as well, with John Malkovitch, but don t remember much if it.It was the first time that I encountered a hero that was so unapologetically bad and very likeable to boot As far as I remember, these books are not high octane or extremely suspenseful, they arecharacter studies than thrillers and very well written.


  2. Ieva Andriuskeviciene Ieva Andriuskeviciene says:

    It was like completely new genre for me radio mystery BBC4 radio plays based in Ripley books Really enjoyed listenings with Ian Hart as Tom Ripley New experience as I read a paper copy of Talented Mr Ripley before Classical twisted detective stories


  3. Ryn Ryn says:

    Okay the Ripley books are by far, some of the most interesting reading I have ever done So much so that I decided to re read them during the summer of 2007.To be fair this type of book is not going to be everyone s cafe au lait it has a delicious European setting Tom Ripley is a bad, bad man BAD But the author has done something really unique hereshe writes him very empathetically so you WANT him to get away with all his crimes and you HOPE no one will ever find out Further, y Okay the Ripley books are by far, some of the most interesting reading I have ever done So much so that I decided to re read them during the summer of 2007.To be fair this type of book is not going to be everyone s cafe au lait it has a delicious European setting Tom Ripley is a bad, bad man BAD But the author has done something really unique hereshe writes him very empathetically so you WANT him to get away with all his crimes and you HOPE no one will ever find out Further, you WANT to live his lifestyle and HOPE that he gets even further untoward gained success to further his fantastic lifestyle Now, you may have watched the movie of the same name with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law oh, and a charming little performance by the deep dish apple pie, Phillip Seymour Hoffman I LOVE HIM Okay, back to the review the movie is very close to the book Some movies take far to many liberties this movie is quite close to the original Of course there are a few changes but it s one of my favorite movies ever I am going to watch it again this weekend I think I ve given myself a movie appetizer here just remembering it.The other four books Ripley Under Water, Ripley s Game which is also a movie with my other, weird love interest John Malkovich don t ask , The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Underground, are all equally strange and delicious Oh LOVE THEM ALL


  4. Lavell Thompson, Jr. Lavell Thompson, Jr. says:

    So, after an INCREDIBLY LONG journey, I can officially say that I have COMPLETED the entire Ripliad It s name derives from the utilization of a central character throughout the 5 novels Thomas Ripley The five titles in the series are as follows The Talented Mr Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water These five novels were some of Patricia s best sellers in the U.S She was overlooked in the U.S prior to the creation of one Thomas R So, after an INCREDIBLY LONG journey, I can officially say that I have COMPLETED the entire Ripliad It s name derives from the utilization of a central character throughout the 5 novels Thomas Ripley The five titles in the series are as follows The Talented Mr Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley s Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley, and Ripley Under Water These five novels were some of Patricia s best sellers in the U.S She was overlooked in the U.S prior to the creation of one Thomas Ripley Albeit, she did have a great deal of success in many European countries because it was there that she spent much of her adult life namely Switzerland and France Hence, her fascination with and keen understanding of all things European can clearly be witnessed throughout her work especially in this series.One idea that is alluded to in her work is the relationships between males She had an interest in themes and conceptualizations pertaining to homosexuality Under an assumed name Claire Morgan , her novel The Price of Salt, addresses this matter directly It was shunned and dismissed by her American publishers because of its content And, although there is no direct reference to it within The Ripliad, she does, in fact, connote homosexuality via the interactions between Thomas Ripley and the various males throughout.Now, that being said, I will commence by saying that of the five books she created, the middle novel Ripley s Game, is by far the weakest It seems to me that after her commercial success of The Talented Mr Ripley, she decided to cash in on this character, writing as many situations and scenarios as she could think of It is for this reason that the 3rd novel was difficult to begin I will say that I must ve started it and stopped, restarted it and stopped again, and then again, and then again There was a very slow opening to this novel Plus, it probably didn t help that it was NOT my initial intention to read all five of the books I was referred to read the first book in the series The Talented Mr Ripley Yet, upon discovering that there were four additional books with the same character, I decided to read the entire series I have no regrets having read the entire Ripliad But, if you asked me if I had an interest in reading it again the answer is an EMPHATIC NO.As I began in the preceding paragraph, the 3rd book is certainly the weakest The four outer books books 1 and 2 4 and 5 are definitely worth the read There are some great moments to occur in all of them I was most impressed with Highsmith s ability to see Monsieur Ripley through a number of obstacles Each time that I was convinced his demise was imminent, he would always find a way out of the stickiest, most troubling situations Each novel presents him with newer,challenging ways to scheme, plot, and disguise himself for the reader He was even able to utilize his talents for the advancement of friends colleagues Some of the rather unscrupulous characters with whom he was involved at times, were just as disreputable as he.In describing Thomas Ripley, I would liken him unto a PROTAGONIST VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF AN ANTAGONIST I say this simply because he spends the entirety of the series fighting against the establishment, against authorities, against would be informants, who, otherwise, would see his destruction, but for his wit, his intelligence, quick thinking, and lack of sympathy or empathy He is 100% NARCISSISTIC he is 100% PSYCHOPATHIC And, anyone threatening the life that he worked very hard to create, is one who needs to be handled Other reviews of the novels suggest that Tom Ripley is merely a charlatan However, this is simply an untruth It s impossible for that to be a reality In point of fact, Tom Ripley spends his life, year after year, committing murders whether directly OR indirectly , all in the name of JUSTICE and PRESERVING his life with his wife at his manor estate The killings, in his mind, are all justifiable For this reason, he is not merely a con artist No He is a charlatan AND SERIAL KILLER It was unfortunate, in some instances, that persons were somehow too smart for their own good, or just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time.Would I recommend reading the novels Hmmmperhaps I would say that the FIRST novel is certainly worth a read But, if you would like to witness the ingenuity of one Thomas Ripley, from one disguise to another, from one inventive killing to another, from one LIE TO ANOTHER, then dive in head first Or, if you are looking for a series to read as was I at the time, and thus, I decided to COMMIT to all 5 novels, since I hadn t read a full series before , then The Ripliad would not be a bad choice


  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    This might be the only time I have ever preferred the movie over the book The portrait of a cold, calculating psychopath who doesn t realize that s what he is is intriguing, but in book form, I just found the story too draggy So much text devoted to Tom playing out the possibilities and worrying about getting caught The movie was so well done that a lot of the psychological nuances are conveyed just with a look or a gesture.


  6. Denise Denise says:

    Classic Ripley is one of the most intriguing and strange whilst still remarkably believable characters I ve ever enjoyed getting to know How did she make me care for someone so stark and hopeless These are definite re reads Can t wait because I miss walking around his French home, his maid, his harpsicord, his little town genius.


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  8. BOOK BOOKS BOOK BOOKS says:

    I VE BEEN READING PATRICIA HIGHSMITH NOVELS AND I CAN T TELL IF SHE HATED WOMEN OR IF SHE S JUST REALLY GRATE AT WRITING DUDES WHO HATE WOMEN I THINK IT S THE LATTER BUT I M NOT POSITIVE.IL THE FIRST RIPLEY NOVEL, ARE THE OTHER ONES AS GOOD IT FEELS SO PERFECT THAT IT S HARD TO THINK ABOUT A SEQUEL D I THINK THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY IS MY FAVORITE BOOK FROM THAT ERA.


  9. C.M.J. Wallace C.M.J. Wallace says:

    4.5


  10. Paul Paul says:

    What can i say about the Ripley series by Patricia Highsmith that hasn t been said This audiobook is ideal for anyone with a visual impairment or, if you are like me, enjoy playing it as a bedtime story.Below is included all the information one might need, thanks to the BBC Saturday Play The Complete Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 5 Episodes img Episode 1 of 5 The Talented Mr Ri What can i say about the Ripley series by Patricia Highsmith that hasn t been said This audiobook is ideal for anyone with a visual impairment or, if you are like me, enjoy playing it as a bedtime story.Below is included all the information one might need, thanks to the BBC Saturday Play The Complete Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 5 Episodes img Episode 1 of 5 The Talented Mr Ripley Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith s mischievous anti hero with a taste for the finer things in life In the first of five Ripley novels Tom is barely one step ahead of his creditors when a stranger offers him a free trip to Europe and a fresh start Tom wants money and success and he is willing to kill for it.Tom RipleyIan HartDickie GreenleafStephen Hogan Marge SherwoodBarbara BarnesMr GreenleafMalcolm TierneyMrs GreenleafJanice AcquahRoveriniStephen CritchlowBuffiMatt AddisDramatist Stephen WyattDirector Claire GroveTom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary He prefers someone else to do the dirty work But if he s called on to act there is no onecool, calculating and clever Radio 4 brings all Patricia Highsmith s Ripley novels together in a thrilling series on five successive Saturdays Written over 35 years Patricia Highsmith kept being drawn back to her hedonistic, charming, cultured and mischievous anti hero who has a taste for the finer things in life Always on the edge of being discovered, Ripley appeals to the amoral instinct in all of us These are unique and complex crime novels with a brilliantly twisted centre.Ian Hart stars as Tom Ripley A BAFTA Award winning actor, Ian Hart has starred in projects as varied as Land and Freedom, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Cock and Bull Story, Blind Flight and Harry Potter Highsmith s novels are peerlessly disturbing, bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night THE NEW YORKER.Episode 2 of 5 Ripley Under GroundIan Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in the second of Patricia Highsmith s classic thrillers With a dead man s money safely stowed in the bank Tom is living in luxury in a chateaux in France with his beautiful French wife But the clever art forgery which funds Tom s expensive tastes is about to be uncovered.Tom RipleyIan Hart HeloiseHelen LongworthBernard TuftsBenedict SandifordJeff ConstantStephen HoganMadame AnnetteCaroline GuthrieMurchisonMalcolm TierneyWebsterStephen CritchlowDramatist Alan McDonaldDirector Claire Grove.Episode 3 of 5 Ripley s GameIan Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith s classic thriller Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders but an attack of conscience propels him on to a train to take on the Mafia.Tom RipleyIan HartHeloiseHelen LongworthMadame AnnetteCaroline GuthrieReeves MinotPaul RiderJonathan TrevannyTom BrookeSimone TrevannyJanice AcquahGauthierPhilip FoxMarcangeloMatt AddisLippoSam DaleDramatist Alan McDonaldDirector Steven CannyProducer Claire GroveEpisode 4 of 5 The Boy Who Followed RipleyIan Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith s classic thriller A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre He and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually ambiguous, underworld Berlin.Tom RipleyIan HartFrank PiersonNicholas HoultHeloiseHelen LongworthLily PiersonJanice AcquahReeves MinotPaul RiderEric LanzJonathan TaflerRalph ThurlowPhilip FoxMaxMatt AddisDramatist Stephen WyattDirector Steven Canny and Claire GroveEpisode 5 of 5 Ripley Under WaterIan Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith s classic thriller Strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley s past Tom discovers they are not who they say they are but will his shady dealings be exposed after all Tom RipleyIan HartHeloiseHelen LongworthMadame AnnetteCaroline GuthrieDavid PritchardWilliam HopeJanice PritchardJanice AcquahJeff ConstantStephen Hogan


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