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To coincide with the premiere of the paperback publication of 1992's Ripley Under Water ( LJ 10/1/92), Vintage is releasing a brace of Highsmith's earlier adventures of Ripley, the cordial young man with the talent for murder. Dubbed "especially brilliant" by LJ 's reviewer, Ripley's Game ( LJ 5/1/74) finds the protagonist continually bungling a hit, while The Boy Who Followed Ripley ( LJ 5/1/80) finds him trying to protect a young man on the run after murdering his wealthy father.
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Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1921 but moved to New York when she was six. In her senior year she edited the college magazine, having decided to become a writer at the age of sixteen. Her first novel Strangers on a Train was made into a famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland in 1995. Her last novel Small g: A Summer Idyll was published posthumously just over a month later. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I suspect that author Highsmith was feeling more comfortable with expressing her own sexuality by the time she wrote this entertaining little mystery, as the homoeroticism is... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2003 by Nelson Aspen
This book is definitely my favourite of the Ripley novels. Patricia Highsmith has an incredible ability to detail the touching relationship between Tom Ripley and Frank Pierson. Read morePublished on March 8 2003 by Justin
In the fourth Tom Ripley novel, we meet sixteen-year-old Frank Pierson, the younger son of a millionaire. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2001
Don't read this unless you loved the rest of the series and can't stop. You just aren't going to convince me that Ripley could turn in the ransom money, or that his friends... Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2001 by moth
The Boy Who Followed Ripley is my third RIPLEY book. I've read a couple of other Highsmith's as well (The Tremor of Forgery and Eleven were both excellent). Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2001 by David Krasner
I just read all the ripley books, and this was my least favorite. It starts off good, but as soon as Frank is safe from the kidnappers the books meanders and takes a really long... Read morePublished on April 8 2001
I'm working my way through the Ripley series (am currently into number five), and I think that *The Boy who Followed Ripley* is the best since *The Talented Mr. Ripley. Read morePublished on March 26 2000 by Debra Hamel
This was definitely a favorite book of mine out of the Ripley books. Highsmith created a character that you can't help but love - and hate - at the same time. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2000