The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Ripley #1

Patricia Highsmith

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious slow-paced

273 pages | first published 1955

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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...
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Moods

dark 84%
tense 73%
mysterious 61%
adventurous 44%
reflective 14%
funny 9%
challenging 8%
emotional 5%
lighthearted 3%
sad 2%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 20%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 35% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 34% | No: 29%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2%

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3.82

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