The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley (Audio) - Patricia Highsmith


Tom Ripley is not a likable character though I did kind of feel sorry for him at times. What really motivates his actions? Is it his superiority complex, his contempt for others, his confused sexuality, or just boredom?


The murders are particularly vicious. His ability to mimic others is uncanny. The audio was good and I couldn't skip over the descriptions of the killings, so I really got the full effect. 


Part of me wanted him to get away with it and part of me wanted him to get caught. I was a bit disappointed at the lack of resolution at the end. I didn't realize there were more books, so there's that. But overall a good book, fun to listen to.


I watched the movie many years ago and this book makes we want to see it again - to compare.