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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

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16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Haunting

I have given this title five stars because the five stars represent an 'outstanding' work. In Cold Blood is certainly that an outstanding work. However, there was little to enjoy but the style, the pure ease at which this tale stretches its legs in your imagination a...
I have given this title five stars because the five stars represent an 'outstanding' work. In Cold Blood is certainly that an outstanding work. However, there was little to enjoy but the style, the pure ease at which this tale stretches its legs in your imagination and makes itself at home...A little too at home. I am haunted by this, Mr. Capote's masterpiece. The sheer omniscience which Mr. Capote achieved through so many hours, days, months, years of research bring to the page the godlike perspective one expects from a well crafted work of fiction. While I have heard from some sources that this work was embellished, I am hard pressed to believe that the core tale is any way affected by fabrications. Reader beware you shall know know both slayer and slain. And, if in the end you put this down untouched, unmoved, unshaken, I hope to God that you just didn't understand it. Consider this review both a reccomendation, and a warning.

posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2007

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34 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

Too 'Cluttered' For This Reader

Having never read anything by Truman Capote and after seeing the Oscar-nominated 'Capote,' I was inspired to pick up (finally) IN COLD BLOOD. I was a bit annoyed by Capote's personality in the movie and realized that I could have never stood to be in the same room with ...
Having never read anything by Truman Capote and after seeing the Oscar-nominated 'Capote,' I was inspired to pick up (finally) IN COLD BLOOD. I was a bit annoyed by Capote's personality in the movie and realized that I could have never stood to be in the same room with him because his self-love would have drive me crazy. I didn't let that stop me from purchasing the book, though, as I had heard good things about his writing and his 'masterpiece.' I've often been disappointed by books, but finished them to completion for the sake of not jumping to conclusions. Unfortunately, this is one book that I had to stop halfway through because, again, Capote's personality seemed to be shining through and I was getting annoyed. I know I'm going against the grain of many critics, educators, and readers alike, but I was not enjoying one bit of my reading experience. I found his writing to be the rambling of a man who couldn't keep one consistent thought going (perhaps it was the alcohol?). It was like reading a stream of consciousness that wasn't going anywhere. His thoughts jumped from past to present and back again without any cohesiveness. Halfway through the book, I was still unfamiliar with the 'characters' and much of their personalities. If it gets better in the second half of the book, I'll never know. Go ahead...give me a poor rating for my review. Just giving my opinion as a reader of many quality classic and modern books.

posted by Anonymous on April 4, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Disappointing!

    'nough said! Would give -5 stars if possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    O My Gosh

    I really wanted to read this book it pops up on almost every Google search for one of the best true crime books of all times. I cant finish it to much blah blah blah !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Made me angry

    This book was written by a man who set out to make you hate the victims (Nancy is very successful, Mr. Clutter is strict with his employees about alcohol,etc.) and both empathize and sympathize for the murderers! I feel in love with the Clutter family, they were stable, nice, hard-working people and so this angers me so much and yet I am forced to read it for school. As far as I'm concerned, we showed them no mercy for they had none. Once they reached the Clutter residence for the safe, they found out that there wasn't one and consequently killed everyone; this made me demand vengeance and I was happy when they were caught and later hanged for their brutal crime! And further, I passionately hate Truman Capote for this, he used a tragedy to make money, money which was later used to help exonerate the murdering scum!

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