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The Boy Who Followed Ripley Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Tom Ripley, now a country gentleman living in France, befriends a young American runaway, and learns that the boy has a guilty consicence. This book is far more introspective than the first three Ripley books; we see Ripley's paternal side, his desire to set things right, as well as his comic flair. The humor that has always been lurking in the Ripley stories finally shows up in this one.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Germany Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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