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.
An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic
[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
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.
I love that [Highsmith] makes this sociopath so completely charming that you're rooting for him