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reviewed In Cold Blood. May 11, 2013
In Cold Blood
The murders that are graphically depicted in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood -which is now universally recognized more for its writing than anything else- are nauseating, grisly and malicious; these …
posted a Quick Tip about In Cold Blood. October 27, 2010
In Cold Blood
An extraordinary compelling work, seminal and pioneering in its nature, that plumbs the depths of a motiveless multiple murder in 1950s Kansas and brings the reaction of the community and a shocked nation …
reviewed In Cold Blood. October 27, 2010
In Cold Blood
Dateline 1959, Holcomb, Kansas: Herb Clutter, a wealthy, well-respected God-fearing Methodist farmer, his wife and two children are brutally murdered in what modern police parlance would term a home invasion. …
posted a Quick Tip about In Cold Blood. October 25, 2010
In Cold Blood
Read this when it first came out and have never forgotten it. Working on this book changed Capote's life, and not for the better.
posted a Quick Tip about In Cold Blood. October 25, 2010
In Cold Blood
First of the so-called non-fiction novel. The book is the biography of a crime, the victims, and particularly the murderers. What makes the book so good is that it is told with a novelist's ear for telling …
reviewed In Cold Blood. October 15, 2010
In Cold Blood
Capote's prose is fantastic. His images are precise and vivid, and due to this his ability to create an encapsulating scene that truly puts the reader in the moment, in this Kansas city--a quiet, small-town …
posted a Quick Tip about Capote: A Biography. July 13, 2010
Capote
Read this book and the other current Capote biography to obtain an objective perspective of this great writer.
posted a Quick Tip about In Cold Blood. June 24, 2010
In Cold Blood
Fabulous true crime novel
posted a Quick Tip about In Cold Blood. June 23, 2010
In Cold Blood
the things men do!
reviewed In Cold Blood. May 15, 2010
In Cold Blood
If you read the first paragraph of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" it may seem at first to just be a descriptive opening for the book until you read it again. Those opening lines can almost be scanned …
reviewed In Cold Blood. May 23, 2009
In Cold Blood
...if it only were one! I would feel so much better liking it. It is a brilliant piece of borderline writing, mixing 'fiction' and journalism.   Unfortunately it also seems to have done something …
reviewed Truman Capote: In Which Various Frien.... April 29, 2008
Truman Capote George Plimpton
This is a much easier read than the Clarke biography on Capote, but just as fascinating. It's essentially a little background on Capote at certain stages of his life (in Plimpton's words), supplemented …
reviewed Capote: A Biography. April 29, 2008
Capote
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 …
reviewed In Cold Blood. February 05, 2008
In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, with major help from Nell Harper Lee, produced groundbreaking work with 1965's In Cold Blood. These days there are probably few readers or film fans not already acquainted with the basic …
reviewed In Cold Blood. August 20, 2007
In Cold Blood
And certainly every writer who is interested in writing narrative nonfiction should start right here, then compare everything else to this one.
reviewed In Cold Blood. June 29, 2001
In Cold Blood
The murders that are graphically depicted in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood -which is now universally recognized more for its writing than anything else- are nauseating, grisly and malicious; these words …
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