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The Tremor of Forgery Epub The Tremor Of Forgery Patricia Highsmith Bandcamptomp3.co.uk Howard Ingham Llega A Tunicia Con La Intenci N De Preparar El Gui N De Una Pel Cula Desconectado De Su Ambiente Habitual, Inmerso En Un Medio Extra O, En Una Cultura Regida Por Una Escala De Valores Totalmente Ajena, Ingham Sufre Una Crisis De Identidad.


10 thoughts on “The Tremor of Forgery

  1. says:

    The Tremor of Forgery is the first novel by Patricia Highsmith that I have ever read It was this year s main holiday book , taken with me to Tunisia for no better reason than it is set in Tunisia I chose it, in other words, for precisely the same reason that I took Agatha Christie s Death on the Nile to Egypt last year Setting out on a review here is beset with uncertainty, a little like going on safari without a guide, a map or a compass I simply have no landmarks, no basis for comparison I certainly know of Highsmith s work, her reputation as a writer of thrillers and crime stories, through film adaptations of novels like Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley, but as commendable as these may be they are little better than palimpsests The Tremor of Forgery is a simple, subtle and altogether deceptive piece of work, a trap for the unwary, for those beguiled by surfaces As I read it the impressions crowded in I had no Highsmith to compare with Highsmith What I had instead was Albert Camus The Stranger and Paul Bowles Let it Come Down, novels that also happen to be set in North Africa, the latter in Morocco and the former in Algeria, Tunisia s neighbours in the Maghreb But there is than mere geography here All of these books deal with displacement, alienation and moral ambiguity all,...


  2. says:

    People on vacation, or on a working vacation, or on a vacation that turns to work occasionally are slightly different than ordinary people Their connection to the world is shifted, their spending, dining, recreating, interacting habits are all slightly different in the vacation or travel mode Either their guard is up, or down, or the general components of what comprises their guard has shifted a little, subtly changed The talented Miss Highsmith sympathizes, taking genuine interest and fairly bloodthirsty delight in the crossed signals and misplaced allegiances that can result Written in 1968, The Tremor Of Forgery is Highsmith at the top of her game, or even maybe just past it, enough that her usual ingredients are stirred, shaken, and mixed up a fair amount Without doing a summary of the plot, it s enough to say that her usual Innocent gets himself entangled in traps of moral, sexual, criminal and cultural dimension, all while trying to navigate a self appraising re inventory of his life and oh, yes, happens to be writing a novel The best of it is in the early going, when an imminent, unnerving something is swirling in the air of the Tunisian resort where our protagonist has set up camp As usual in Highsmith, something inevitable is happening, forming in dark clouds j...


  3. says:

    There has always been traces of Paul Bowles in Highsmith s fiction and this book is almost a love letter of sorts to Bowles world Without moral overtones one falls into the spell of evil or at least except it on a face value Very disturbing, even creepy like.


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    I found this different from other Highsmith novels in that the characters are all fairly likeable and believable, not as extreme or as paranoid as I ve come to expect What isn t likeable is Howard Ingham s increasingly less than sympathetic view of Arabs Ingham imagined that Arabs were or less always the same from one day to the next, that no external events could much affect them, for example Highsmith does a good job of showing Ingham s shifting sense of self, of morality, in the heat, barrenness and otherness of the Tunisian landscape She seems genuinely interested in exploring notions of morality and in following Ingham s search for an authentic self, less intent on taking us down the path of an inevitable downturn Ingham missteps but he also confesses , and still is able to follow his...


  5. says:

    Sweaty Tunisia in the blistering sun PaHi, suspense writer of sheer dread, keeps you uncomfortable in a labyrinth of amorality, ethics and ambiguous relationships That said, I don t think you can kill someone ...


  6. says:

    I honestly don t think I ve read this one before, which surprises me May just be my failing memory This novel ranks right up there with STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and TALENTED MR RIPLEY All of Patty s usual motifs, quirks and neuroses are on full display here Reading Patty can be dangerous Patty is a misogynist lesbian, or vice versa The ultimate misanthrope, she shows contempt for most of humanity, but she has a special animus towards women Look at the nasty homophobic speech she puts into the mouth of the only female character of note in this novel Or her vicious depiction of Marge Sherwood in TALENTED.Her main male character is nearly always some version of herself esp the successfully depicted ones Ergo, her depictions of heterosexual relationships always strike me as a little off Not that I would know much on the subject than she did Patty reminds me of certain gay men of her era, her attitudes which define character, accdg to her The sex scenes in this one really ring false Howard and Ina are so formal, distant and uptight with one another Like Patty had no idea how to play out the scenes hence, simply unbelievable Of course, the only intimate relationship in the book is between Ingham and Jensen They actually trust each other, like each other, are at ease in the other s company These closety, vaguely referenced q...


  7. says:

    CRIME Unknown Victim in a Beach Bungalow with a typewriter.BOOK 176 Mid 20th Century North American Crime Readathon Round 8This is my second reading In my first review below I state this is the most unusual Highsmith I ve read that remains true and that I d have ended the book 20 pages earlier with Ingahm lit a cigaratte and there I was wrong.HOOK 4 stars You re sure there s no letter for me, Ingham asked Howard Ingham I n g h a m He spelt it, a little uncertainly, in French, though he had spoken in English The plump Arab clerk in the bright red uniform glanced through the letters in the cubbyhold marked I J, and shook his head Non, m sieur This 2 paragraph opening tells us Howard Ingham is waiting on a letter, that he is unsure the clerk understands him, that he s somewhere, geographically, that consists of mixed cultures, that Howard himself is apparently well traveled and well educated as far as languages but still he is unsure of his own communication capabilities What s in the letter Who is it from Where is Ingrahm, anyway Tunisia PACE 3 Steady character development and continual tension after an early murder takes place But Highsmith doesn t rush things, she never does.PLOT 4 Ingham is hired to write a screenplay set in Tunisia and to be filmed there The producer, John Castlewood, has sent Ingham ahead to get a feel for the area, to perha...


  8. says:

    I have purchased waaayyy too many books this year and decided to put myself on a book buying ban But when I visited one of my favorite bookshops, I decided to ignore the ban and allowed myself to buy just one book I was on the fence with what I wanted and finally decided to purchase this Highsmith, which on the front says one of her bes...


  9. says:

    E o que est certo e errado, supunha Ingham, aquilo que as pessoas que nos rodeiam dizem que as pessoas vivem segundo um c digo moral, no qual lhes tinha sido ensinado a acreditar desde pequenos At que ponto se manter , at que ponto se poder actuar segundo ele, se n o for o mesmo c digo daqueles que nos rodeiam Howard Ingham, um escritor divorciado cujos ganhos lhe permitem ter uma vida simples sem preocupa es monet rias, encontra se na Tun sia para realizar um projecto com o seu amigo John Castlewood Este pediu a sua participa o na produ o de um argumento de um filme de baixo or amento que ir realizar A ac o passa se na Tun sia e por essa raz o, Ingham viaja para l a fim de conhecer o meio, as pessoas e a cultura No entanto, o produtor do filme, que ficou de se encontrar l com ele, n o aparece no dia combinado nem lhe responde s cartas O mesmo acontece com Ina, a sua namorada que ficou em Nova Iorque a trabalhar Tamb m ela n o lhe d qualquer not cia Os dias v o passando devagar e Ingham acaba por aceitar este sil ncio Faz a sua vida normalmente escreve, vai praia e conduz at outras cidades E assim o in cio de uma s rie de acontecimentos estranhos que ir o atravessar o caminho de Ingham e que o far o debater se sobre o que...


  10. says:

    The Tremor of Forgery defies description I loved it and I m at a loss to explain why Patricia Highsmith must have been an utterly intriguing and mysterious woman The only other books I have read by here are the first three Ripley books, which I devoured one after another in short succession This book is neither a mystery nor a thriller It is a morality tale And even though nothing much happens, I can t stop thinking about the protagonist, Howard Ingham He is the book s narrator and it s fascinating to follow his thinking as he tries to explain away an inexplicable lapse in morality So, here are the three elements that I think combined to knock my socks off The setting Tunisia, summer, 1967 Near the beginning of the book, the 6 Day Arab Israeli War occurs And for the rest of the book, Ingham and his friends discuss the war and its potential to impact them as they live and work in seaside Hammamet This is so strange given the recent eruption of violence in the Gaza Strip Could the situation be different today We take it for granted that the Israelis have superior military strength than Hamas Still no ceasefire Still no p...


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