Book Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


One of the first and most successful crime fiction novels, knowing the chain of events and how it ends doesn’t take away from the narrative. While dry in places, the insertion of anecdotes and quotes, as well as trying to use a third person narrative to get inside the head of the killers, keeps it fresh. You can read in Capote’s words his interest and passion in this case. What I liked most of all was that he took a murder case (something, in and of itself, not so rare, unfortunately) and turned it into a case backed with the reasons we should know more. Great re-telling, if a bit slow at times. 4 stars.

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