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The Tremor of Forgery

valutazioni:
3.5/5 (5 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
300 pagine
4 ore
Pubblicato:
Nov 8, 2011
ISBN:
9780802194961
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

An expatriate is beset by dark temptations in this tale by the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley: “Her best novel” (The New Yorker).
 
Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, this is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to gather material for a movie too sordid to be set in America. Ingham is cool toward the girlfriend he left behind in New York—but his feelings start to change when she doesn’t answer his increasingly aggravated letters, and the filmmaker who hired Ingham fails to show in Tunisia.
 
Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, and the beaches and hotels frequented by international tourists, Ingham tries to pass the time by working on a writing project. But a series of peculiar events—a hushed-up murder, a vanished corpse, secret broadcasts to the Soviet Union—will pull him in, and may finally put his increasingly fragile sense of morality to the test.
 
“Highsmith’s finest novel.” —Graham Greene, author of The Quiet American
 
“Her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability.” —The Sunday Times
Pubblicato:
Nov 8, 2011
ISBN:
9780802194961
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

(1921-1995), una de las escritoras más originales y perturbadoras de la narrativa contemporánea, ha publicado en Anagrama las novelas El talento de Mr. Ripley (Premio Edgar Allan Poe y Gran Premio de la Lite­ratura Policíaca), La máscara de Ripley, El amigo americano, Crímenes imaginarios, El juego del escondite, Extraños en un tren, Tras los pasos de Ripley, Un juego para los vivos, Rescate por un perro, Gente que llama a la puerta, El hechizo de Elsie, Mar de fondo, El cuchillo, Carol, Ripley en peligro, Small g: un idilio de verano, El diario de Edith, Ese dulce mal, El temblor de la falsificación, El grito de la lechuza, La celda de cristal y Las dos caras de enero; los libros de relatos Sirenas en el campo de golf, Catástrofes, Los cadáveres exquisitos, Pájaros a punto de volar, Una afición peligrosa, Pequeños cuentos misóginos y Crímenes bestiales; así como el libro de ensayos Suspense.

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  • (4/5)
    A very well written book! An author travels to Tunisia to work on a movie script and finds some adventures (and misadventures). This book really drew me in with the descriptions of the country and its customs and the details about the time in which it is placed. And I liked the unveiling of the character Adams, or OWL as the main character names him! My only "issue" was that I was expecting a story of mystery and suspense, and this read, for me, more like a travel adventure. Still, I'm glad I read it, because Patricia Highsmith sure spins one heck of a yarn!
  • (4/5)
    I am a fan of Highsmith's writing and don't know how I missed this one until now. Having traveled in Tunisia a few times in the past 10 years, the writing took me right back to time spent in Tunis, Hammamet, Sousse, Carthage, and Sidi Bou Said. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it, particularly to those have been to or are interested in Tunisia.
  • (4/5)
    There is something very visceral about this story. A sharing of the experience and the way the author presented it, like peeling back the layers slowly until you understood. And understood what exactly? That Jensen was in love. That Hasso meant a whole lot.more than just a dog. The joy of everything being resved and OWL left behind to begin a new story. I liked it. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in a lazy way, like those newly meeting friends who reveal themselves little by little and always a little mystery left. I need to read more Hightower.