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Truman Capote's defining work,
This review is from: In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This is part murder mystery, part psychological suspense thriller with an intricately unravelling plot that would leave fans of Michael Connelly or Patricia Cornwell quivering for more. But it is not fiction. Truman Capote literally created a genre with this book, the true account of a quadruple murder in Kansas that shocked the nation. In another author's hand, this subject could degenerate into a red-blooded witch-hunt, but Truman Capote is too good for that. He is the king of sympathy, where others see good and bad, he sees individuals and intertwining stories of tragedy. He is able to seamlessly blend touchable characters with adroit observation's and brilliant one-liners. And it is neither macabre, nor gruesome, but rather a glorious investigation into human weakness. Read this book, it is hard to describe why it is so good, but it is.
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Initial post: 29 Sep 2013 11:41:56 BDT
Steve G says:
I think you left 2 stars off here. The review you give, is for 5 stars, not 3
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 10:39:58 BDT
I really appreciate your review... but wonder why you only gave it 3 stars. I would love you to share your 5 star book titles.
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 10:47:17 BDT
I have found your review interesting and very helpful but I am wondering why you gave the book only 3 stars? I would love to know the titles of some of your 4 and 5 star books. :-)
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