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Other Voices, Other Rooms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Point of View Develops the Theme

    Joel Knox, a boy of just twelve years has just lost his beloved mother and is sent to live with his father, who he has never met. Shipped off to a secluded southern town, Joel is faced with a whole new set of challenges. He is now living with a mentally unstable family, adjusting to a drastic change of life, and slowly losing all sense of innocence. Swimming through an ocean of family secrets and unanswered questions, Joel finds the true meaning of love and life. <P> 'Other Voices, Other Rooms,' is written by Truman Capote, in third person. By using this point of view the author achieves a closeness between each one of the characters and the reader. Through each of the character's eyes it is evident to see the growth of Joel, the main character. The theme is developed not only in the eyes of the reader but also by the characters surrounding Joel. The vivid description, symbolism, and emotion used throughout the story gives a better understanding of the issues addressed in the book. During the teenage years a person finds out a lot about who they are, because one is face with many new challenges. In, 'Other Voices, Other Rooms,' Joel finds the true meaning of love and the purpose of life.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    confusing to me

    There were characters in this book who I truly enjoyed. My problem, and I believe it was my problem, afterall this was written by a literary giant, was that I'd be reading along and understanding what I was reading, and then I would find myself lost in a maze of creative writing. I needed an English tutor. Anyways, after reading this, I'm looking forward to simplicity--Danielle Steele anyone?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2002

    An eccentric debut novel

    If you only know Capote through his work in 'In Cold Blood,' then you've experienced only a part of his potential. Capote's first published novel (another unfinished prior novel was put aside and eventually discarded by him), reflects his own emotional journeys through the South, looking for comfort and place. 'Other Voices, Other Rooms' is cast with eccentric characters, atmospheric settings and an overall ethereal quality. At times it reads like a poem viewed through a hazy mist. The story is murky at times and the ending somewhat inconclusive. But readers who are up for a challenge and want to see another side of Capote's talent are bound to find rewarding and intriguing moments in this relatively short novel.

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