Ripley Read - Update: I've read 202 out of 249 pages.

The Talented Mr. Ripley -  Patricia Highsmith

Well, we know Tom is a hot mess, but does he have issues with untidiness in general or just with these specific items?

 

"He was too sleepy to form specific questions and answers, and too tense to get to sleep. He wanted to make coffee and wake Marge up, so he would have someone to talk to, but he couldn't face going into that room and seeing the underwear and garter belts strewn all over the place, he absolutely couldn't."

 

Yeah, because ladies underwear is so much more creepy than going into someone's room while they are asleep.

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