Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Book #42 - In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote

5th book finished (and just in time!) for the R.I.P. Autumn Challenge

My Rating: 3.5/5

There has been a lot of talk about this book and the author since the film, Capote, came out; I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. It was a compelling read and Capote did a wonderful job describing the killers, taking us into their thoughts, and making them human. Perhaps I'm too desensitised by crime shows on TV, or violence in the news, because I didn't have a particularly strong emotional reaction to the story, but it was interesting to read, on several levels. Groundbreaking at the time it was written, it's definitely worth the read. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the film.


  1. Welcome home, Nat! I missed your posts and am happy to see you've returned to the blogosphere.

    I read In Cold Blood this summer (reviewed on Aug. 13th) and had the same reaction to the violence as you. While the book was compelling and very well-written, it didn't scare me. I was thinking maybe I'd been desensitized to violence, too. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts about the film. I saw it before reading the book and am tempted to go back now and watch it again. I still have Capote in my stacks to read. Hubby read and enjoyed it.

  2. Thanks Les. Nice to be back although it'll take me a bit to catch up.

    I also have Capote, the book, here to read at some point. Definitely looking forward to the film now. Will let you know when I finally get a chance to see it.


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