April 11, 2016

The Absorbing Non-Fiction Novel -In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: A Book Review


In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brilliant and evocative with detailed psychological descriptions, In Cold Blood by Capote is one of the best I have read on crime. So used to the 'detective' mileu I devoured as a child, this sensitive, engrossing and striking account of a cold-blooded murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb made a refreshing literary change.

'In Cold Blood' is intense and viscous. What is most astounding about this book is its narrative structuring, flow and the neutrality of tone in profiling murderers; all of it adding up to chill you to the bone!

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Murali said...

Read this book too. Not sure whether you know Truman Capote himself had a troubled life. The guy who play capote in an oscar winning performance himself committed suicide.
Almost all characters associated with In cold blood had unhappy endings.

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Hi Murali,

Yes, I am aware of the tragedy that surrounds this book. Pretty sad!

Thanks for dropping by :)

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