Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Review: In Cold Blood

In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an incredibly told, tragic tale. I often found myself thinking that if someone was to tell a story from A & E's The First 48, this would be it. However, that statement doesn't do the writing justice. Truth be told, the story itself is tragic and at times not easy to read (as if not reading the remaining pages would prevent harm to the victims, if only it was that easy). What makes this book that much more powerful is Truman Capote's writing. The story of this family is told so well, but you *feel* the story.. the town reaction to the murders and how they changed everything.. the detective's and their time put in tracking down clues.. the murderers themselves and their cold hearted reasoning behind everything they did. T. Capote apparently spent several years investigating, researching and writing this case, and what he wound up with was a masterpiece that transports you back to the 1950's, and in the process a new and novel genre in writing.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read! I just finished up "A Rose For Her Grave" by Ann Rule http://www.planetannrule.com/ and found it to be similar- The author depicts both the criminals and female victims in an intriguing yet disturbing collection of several true crime stories. Hard to read, yet intriguing. Amamzing book! Can't wait to read "In Cold Blood."

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