The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Book - 1980
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Fearing that he was directly responsible for the death of his father, an American multimillionaire food magnate, sixteen-year-old Frank Pierson learns of a plot to kidnap him and enlists the aid of Tom Ripley, an American expatriate in Paris

Publisher: New York : Lippincott & Crowell, [1980]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1980
ISBN: 9780690019117
0690019114
Branch Call Number: FIC HIghsmith, P 1980
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 cm

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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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