He hated becoming Thomas Ripley again, hated being nobody.

The plot of Highsmith’s novel is perhaps best known from the 1999 film: it is essentially a character study, the character just so happens to have a knack for forgery, imitation and murder. We follow Tom Ripley as he leaves New York (and a bunch of income tax scams) to undertake the task of...

June 2015 and September 2016

What was it to love someone, what was love exactly, and why did it end or not end? Those were the real questions, and who could answer them.

This review is long, winding and spoilery…


This novel is at its heart a love story, a girl meets woman, a fall in love at first sight love story, a coming of age story, an artist’s s...

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