Noir Fiction: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

"Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novelists and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante."
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  • Bethany

    Fun first meetup with this group, thanks for setting this all up :)

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Kelsey C.

    We're voting on genres today!!

    March 25, 2014

  • Susie H.

    Is this book supposed to make me want Tom to kill himself?

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Bethany

    Looking forward to this meetup :-)Is there a specific spot in the restaurant you usally meet? Or a reservation name to ask for?

    March 24, 2014

    • Gavin

      The restaurant isn't very big; it should be pretty easy to find us. Typically we are in the room to the right after you enter. Otherwise you can ask for the book club.

      2 · March 25, 2014

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