Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley


Patricia Highsmith is outrageously readable, and she suffers from the movie adaptations of her books all being too good. People will watch the movie and not bother to read her books, but her books are all so so so good.

Highsmith also wrote the greatest New Years resolution of all time:

To all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle—may they never give me peace.