The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
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

Fiction / John / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam, the main character in M.T. Anderson’s young adult novel Landscape with Invisible Hand, is a misunderstood artist. Much of the misunderstanding comes from the vuvv, the aliens who have taken over earth and forced most people, Adam and his family included, into poverty. If this sounds like some sort of depressing science fiction, it … Continue reading