Books-to-Movies / John / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Towards the beginning of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, Tom Ripley is looking at checks he has collected fraudulently. He has been calling people and telling them they owe back taxes. However, instead of cashing the checks, he simply collects them, as if he is performing the whole ruse for his own amusement or … Continue reading

Books-to-Movies / John / Literary Fiction / Romance

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Higsmith’s The Price of Salt was the famed suspense writer’s second novel after Strangers on a Train. Due to its realistic and non-judgmental portrayal of a lesbian relationship, Highsmith first put the novel out under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. Only years later was it revealed that Highsmith was the book’s author. The two main … Continue reading