Not just one of the best biographies of Capote, but one of the best biographies ever.
Apr 29, 2008
This is one of the books that the movie, Capote, was based on, and I can't think of any biography I've ever read that is more thoroughly researched than this one. At a certain point, Gerald Clarke documents Capote's life day-by-day and it was a pretty incredible life. It took him something like eight years to write and you can tell. Capote knew it was being written and loved the idea--I'm not sure if he cooperated with him or not, but it sure seems like he must have. I've read it a couple of times and each time it takes me at least a month to get through it!