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Breakfast at Tiffany's - A Short Novel and Three Stories

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8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Strawberry-cream dish

A seductive story that brings excitement to every word you read. In this book, the author, Truman Capote, uses a descriptive language that makes you feel and understand the way the characters live. Holly Golightly, a New York woman that lives her life like in ...
A seductive story that brings excitement to every word you read. In this book, the author, Truman Capote, uses a descriptive language that makes you feel and understand the way the characters live. Holly Golightly, a New York woman that lives her life like in a theatre play, meets her wonderful neighbor, and together they get to know themselves in a story accompanied with passion and greatness. Both characters get to know each other enough to know that she comes with a dark past with a husband and children and that he is a writer with big hopes and dreams. Throughout the story, Holly is constantly in helped by his neighbor to get out of trouble. Together they guide us through a story of friendship, hopes and dreams, passion and trouble where every word represents a feeling. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. In every page I experimented excitement, curiosity and a passionate feeling. Reading through the book was like eating a strawberry-cream dish. Truman Capote makes you feel you never want to stop reading it is a book that makes you know you┬┐ve never wasted your time.

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1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I JUST FINISHE BREAKFAST

!!!!!""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAD PUNUT PUTER TOST!!!!!!

posted by Anonymous on January 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Breakfast at tiffanys

    Want my kund of book, either that or its just bad!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2004

    Hackneyed Holly makes Tiffany's a flop

    In an Upper East Side brownstone and the surrounding neighborhood in New York City, we meet Holly Golightly and the people in her life, a small group of characters that form the basis of Breakfast At Tiffany¿s, a not-so laudable novel by Truman Capote. Holly¿s life is presented not through her eyes, but from the viewpoint of a lonely young man who becomes acquainted with her wacky ways during their brief time together. When Holly realizes that her carefree nature has brought her more trouble than good, she not only has to face her present circumstances, but is also confronted with an internal conflict that threatens to disprove everything she¿s ever believed in. When Holly and the narrator, who remains nameless throughout the entire story, first meet, I got a taste for her character pretty quickly as Holly enters the man¿s small apartment through his window, saying she had to escape from an unpleasant guest. And though the narrator finds her forward, outgoing nature intriguing, it struck me more as oddly bold and somewhat intrusive. This apparent contradiction between the way Holly is meant to be characterized and the way her character was perceived seems to be a problem that plagues Breakfast At Tiffany¿s from start to finish. And this was the main reason why the story felt cold and contrived to me. Holly, who is supposedly a fun and wacky playgirl, came off as self-absorbed and contrived. Saying ¿darling¿ in nearly every dialogue was an example of this that I found especially perturbing. To make matters worse, the narrator is smitten with her wild ways almost instantaneously, and finds her absolutely enchanting. Their chance meeting meant little to Holly, and she promised she wouldn¿t bother him anymore. But the narrator replies that she should bother him more often. And when she continues to be flaky and unresponsive, you might expect that the narrator would get the message, and proceed to leave her alone. However, he continues to pursue her, until they settle into a somewhat awkward, one-sided friendship. Instead of being annoyed by Holly, he is utterly taken by her, which not only made him difficult to relate to, but also made him all the more desperate and not at all respectable in my eyes. I had very high expectations for Capote¿s Breakfast At Tiffany¿s, and anticipated a brief, fun novel that would be the epitome of a good summer read. Unfortunately, though I did find the plot somewhat amusing, I was completely turned off from the story by its forced, unrealistic characters that failed to engage me. I found them impossible to relate to, and because of this didn¿t find the novel particularly enjoyable, which was an inexplicably disappointing outcome to a novel that is revered as a great classic.

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    Posted January 1, 2009

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