Mad About Mysteries

Mad About Mysteries Book Discussion

Join our book discussion of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith on Wednesday, February 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

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Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in the first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.

 

The Mad About Mysteries Book Club is held in the Tutoring Rooms on the Upper Level. Registration is not required, and new members are welcome! For more information please contact Joelene at jdiana@ccpa.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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