Book Review: Ripley’s Game

If you are not familiar with Tom Ripley ┬áthen you need to do yourself a favour and read ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’. In all of the fiction I have recently read I find Tom Ripley to be the most complex and multifaceted main character. His motivations, actions, reactions, and perspective fascinate me as his complex story unravels. This story is the next chapter of Ripley’s story.

Ripley’s game is another story altogether and the author Patricia Highsmith has done an amazing job of making Tom Ripley take a back seat to a main character we are made to sympathize with. The author takes us on quite a ride forcing us to contemplate just how far we would go to ensure our family would be taken care of after we have passed on. It is extremely difficult to begin to talk about this book without delving into the story which would be robbing you of the amazing number of twists and turns that await you.

Suffice to say that this book, as with ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ is an intriguing character study wrapped in a compelling story that will keep you reading. The locales are of course France, England, and Germany and the story unravels to a very satisfying conclusion. A definite must read.

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