Date(s) - 16/04/2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This session will be online. When you have reserved your place you will receive a Zoom link a day or two fefore the event.
This month’s book isThe Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Queen of the elegant psychological thriller, Patricia Highsmith is best known for her wickedly addictive Ripley novels, of which this is the first. Tom Ripley, charming yet petulant, reckless yet calculating, is one of the great literary anti-heroes, and his shocking actions across the jet-set Europe of the 1950s have thrilled and appalled millions of voracious readers.
‘As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murder as paper will bear.’ – The Sunday Times
Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start over.Ripley wants money, success and the good life and he’s willing to kill for it. When his new-found happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.
The IH book club meets once a month to discuss a different work of literature. Discussions are wide ranging and and often demonstrate an interesting variety of interpretations and opinions. So far, we have read books by a wide variety of authors including George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Graham Greene.
As well as the great enjoyment of reading and discussion, our members regularly comment on the benefit that they have noticed to their English studies. Getting into the habit of reading regularly in English helps greatly as it builds vocabularly and grammar and exposes us to a range of styles and registers.
Michael Smith – Club Coordinator