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Talented Mr. Ripley, The

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  • Talented Mr. Ripley, The
  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Year: 1966
  • 264 pages
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The chameleon-like Tom is sent by a rich American to retrieve his dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf, from Italy. When Tom cannot win Dickie over, he kills him and assumes his identity.

Qvamp says:

While Tom does not come out, there are enough clues dropped to give us a good idea that he is not straight.

This is not a positive portrayal of gays, as Tom is simply a shallow, sociopathic murderer

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