In Cold Blood
A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its ConsequencesBook - 2013
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JCLMelissaHH Jul 26, 2018
Truman Capote set the true crime narrative bar very high with this landmark book. The murder of Kansas' own Clutter family and the tale of its two perpetrators continues to fascinate readers more than fifty years after the first throat was slit.
Actor Alan Tudyk from Firefly fame picked this renowned Capote book that redefined non-fiction storytelling.
LorieH Aug 14, 2017
Lorie - Capote's classic work of novel-sized journalism. Fiction (based on meticulous research) fills in the gaps where fact isn't known. Capote himself called this narrative nonfiction style a "nonfiction novel." Do you agree? In most libraries it is shelved with true crime (nonfiction... Read More »
JCLMattC Jun 14, 2017
Portions of this novel dragged for me, I'll admit, but the rest was exciting. Some parts were shattering. Having watched Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, I can't help but feel the author's presence lurking just outside the perimeter of the text.
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"The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there." "
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