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Our Big Summer Readathon: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' by Truman Capote *****

I first watched the film version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s some years ago, and whilst I liked it, I was not immediately captivated by it.  I was still so keen to read the novella, however, and was so pleased to find a beautiful Penguin edition in a secondhand bookshop in Coventry a couple of years ago.  594 more words

Our Big Summer Readathon: Short Stories (2) by Truman Capote *****

Our Big Summer Readathon, co-hosted here at The Literary Sisters and at theselittlewords, encompasses the final six of Capote’s short stories: ‘Master Misery’, ‘Children on Their Birthdays’, ‘A Diamond Guitar’, ‘A House of Flowers’, ‘Among the Paths to Eden’ and ‘Mojave’.  1,062 more words

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote vs. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a non-fiction novel based on the murder of the Clutter family, husband and wife, son and daughter, all four killed in their own home by Perry Smith and his accomplice Dick Hickock in 1959. 1,401 more words

Book Review

9 Times Truman Capote Inspired Me to Reach for the 'Inner Music that Words Make'

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Truman Capote’s death. He was just 59, but the decades of drinking and drugging made him look much older and pathetic when you’d see him on The Johnny Carson Show, silly and chatting away in that nasal, high-pitched voice. 603 more words

Entertainment

Judge orders release of "In Cold Blood" documents

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has ordered the state to release more documents to people fighting to write a book about the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders. 95 more words

News

Capote in Kansa by Kim Powers and an Interview with the Author

Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers takes a lot of chances. Recreating the lives of not one but two well known and well respected American writers and dealing with subject matter that has not only been covered by others, but covered very well. 5,173 more words

Book Review

Throwback Thursday: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Narrator: Michael C. Hall

Length: 2 hours 52 minutes

Unabridged

I read this story for the first time just after I saw the movie for the first time.   459 more words

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