The Talented Mr Ripley

11 03 2010

Título: The Talented Mr Ripley

Autor: Patricia Highsmith

Editorial: Penguin

Obra adaptada: SI

Nivel: Intermedio

Review: “The Talented Mr Ripley” was written by Patricia Highsmith, author of other famous books as  “Strangers on a Train”. This story has been made into a successful and popular film starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. 

The book tells the story of Tom Ripley, an American young man, who starts a new life when  Mr Greenleaf, Dickie’s father, asks him to persuade his son to return to the U.S. In return, he would pay all his expenses. Dickie and Tom had met a few years ago but they had never been friends. Tom goes to Italy, where Dickie lives, and they start a friendship. However, Tom  had always wanted to become  a successful person as Dickie is, with enough money to live without any worries. He thinks it is the right time to get it, and  the best way is to kill and impersonate Dickie. Tom looks enough like Dickie so it isn’t difficult to use Dickie’s passport. He is a very clever person and finally he manages to deceive everybody, even the police who conclude that Dickie killed himself. 

From my point of view, the book is quite entertaining. Actually, I couldn’t put it down until the end. On balance, I ‘d recommend it as a good book for those who enjoy modern fiction stories.

Valoración: 5/5

Salome Menéndez  2ºNI



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