The no.1 Greatest Crime Writer
The Italian coastal scenes, beautiful cast and sense of summer languor that disguises evil impulses make this a disturbing but gorgeous read.
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
I'm a huge Highsmith fan. If there's one book I wish I'd written, it's The Talented Mr Ripley
Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation. It is hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels.
[Highsmith] forces us to re-evaluate the lines between reason and madness, normal and abnormal, while goading us into sharing her treacherous hero's point of view
I love that [Highsmith] makes this sociopath so completely charming that you're rooting for him