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While this is probably my favorite Highsmith/Ripley novel so far, it is also the most unsettling. She manages - by introducing a new counter-Narrator (Jonathan) - to make Ripley's amorality seem even more fragile and desolate. Jonathan's wife Simone also stands as an interesting counter-spouse to Heloise. Throughout the novel the twisting and sometimes converging tales of Ripley and Jonathan seem like spinning endless images mirrors. Each narrator reflecting the existential, blood-splattered flatness of the other. It was brilliant and disconcerting at the same time.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Only if they're into the series. This isn't a bad book, but it's not terribly compelling either.
What did you like best about this story?
The telling of the tale from 2 sides was interesting.
Which scene was your favorite?
Isn't this a spoilery question? Well, if I had to answer, it would probably be the scene on the train platform (outside the bathroom)
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
It's Ripley... same ole' bumbling through murders mostly clueless and somehow getting away.
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