The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Book - 2001
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A polite young American whom Tom Ripley casually befriends turns out to be the runaway heir to a retailing fortune. But what precisely is he running from? And into what perils will Tom's commitment to his young friend draw them both?
Publisher: London, (England) : Vintage Books, 2001, 1980
Description: 291 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780099286592
0099286599
Branch Call Number: High

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lukasevansherman
Sep 02, 2014

The fourth and final of the Ripley novels.

Unclose Jul 16, 2012

Patricia Highsmith spent way too much time stalling, I thought. The build-up process for this novel was tiresome. It was worth it though for the scenes where Tom Ripley finally took action, and ultimately for the novel's ending. Even a character like Tom Ripley isn't one-hundred precent evil. A compassionate, parental side to this character surfaces -although he always seems to be dissecting life. This novel is a great read partially set in Germany when the Berlin Wall was still in place. It is out of context with the other four novels though.

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