The Talented Mr. Ripley (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

by Patricia Highsmith | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0679742298 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Charleston, South Carolina USA on 9/24/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Saturday, September 24, 2005
Sending to the New Zealand Convention...a little hello from Charleston S Carolina USA where the 2007 North American Convention will be. Y'all come see us, hear?

Journal Entry 2 by Antof9 from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Caught for the m-bag going to our friends in New Zealand. Could this box please not be full of things I want to read before sending?!

I'm including a picture of the "Aspen turning", a particularly Colorado thing to see. This was taken on a quick drive my husband and I took up into the mountains. This is how my part of this country looks at this time of year :)

Journal Entry 3 by NZ-2006-Con from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Another book out of the bag.
Someone will enjoy reading this book.
I (rarsberry) have heard of the movie but never watched it so the book will be good.

Thank you bookczuk for sending this to us for our convention.

Journal Entry 4 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, February 20, 2006
Clever rarsberry to think of slipping this into my goodie bag - she's obviously aware of my reading tastes.

My personal thanks also to bookczuk and antof9 for their participation in our convention. As no doubt you've read in various threads, we all had a super time and the Highland bands playing and marching around the Octogan helped to make the atmosphere as perfect as the weather.

From the moment I arrived in Christchurch, during the drive to Dunedin, and all through the convention I was being pressured to organise the next NZ convention in Wellington. While I was initially stunned watch this space.

From the first time of Boreal's introducing me to Bookcrossing I've loved it and now I'm blown away by the wonderful people who make it what it is.
Thanks everyone

Journal Entry 5 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
This was a fairly quick but most enjoyable read.
What a tricky conniving fellow our Mr Riply turned out to be. One just never knew what he was going to think of next, although by about halfway through his character was starting to make one wonder just how he was going to use his undoubted talents next.

Once again Rarsberry - a good choice for me.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
RELEASE NOTE

I'm sending this to Wombles in Oz, together with a small memento from NZ to remind her of the Dunedin convention and what a curious way in which we Kiwis describe our world.

I'm sending a set of magnetic words with some of the Kiwi expressions that so puzzled Wombles while she was with us. "Suck the kumera" espcially puzzled her and I was unable to interpret. It puzzled me also but the young woman in the tourist store where I found the magnets interpreted for me.

It is apparently the sort of expression you use if the car engine breaks down and you are stranded out in the "wop wops" miles from any where.
Spouting out "Suck the kumera" supposedly relieves your feelings. Somehow I don't think it would solve your problems though.

Journal Entry 7 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Thursday, March 16, 2006
Many thanks for this book Sherlockfan! I was going to ask what Wopwops were! I knew some of the slang, Codswallop is used here also, piker, togs, dodgy, but I've never heard of "boy racer"? Is it like "budgie smugglers"?? I'd never heard that before new years when we had a hilarious conversation with my parenst, sisters and their hubbies. Turns out BS's are Speedos, mens tight undie swimwear (Not sure what Ant and bookczuk call them where they live!), my BIL told us he required Finch Smugglers. If you knew my parenst you'd know why my sister and I were amused by this conversation!
Again many thanks for the books and magnet, will put this in my tbr!

Journal Entry 8 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, November 15, 2015
Picked up at the Auckland uncon.

Wow, this book has been doing the rounds for a while - right back to the Dunedin uncon!

Hi Bookczuk and Antof9! :-)

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Journal Entry 9 by wombles at Auckland Uncon 2015 in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (11/13/2015 UTC) at Auckland Uncon 2015 in Auckland, Auckland Province New Zealand

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Journal Entry 10 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I saw the movie version of this ages ago, but had never read the book. As always, the book is better than the movie (am I mis-remembering, or did the movie have a different ending?) - so much more insight into his motivations (and doubts). Nicely suspenseful the way the second half of the book has you constantly wondering when and how he's going to finally trip up and get his comeuppance.

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