Book :: In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
By: Truman Capote
Pages: 343
Published: 1965
Genre(s): Crime
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With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.

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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

Wow. This is the true story of the senseless, gruesome murder of a family in the 1950's. Very well written and performed.

Feb 17th, 2020

forline forline

Read this on an Alaskan cruise....blown away!!!!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Feb 5th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

There is something beautiful in Capote's writing that takes a simple newspaper article about the horrific killing of four members of a family and turns it into a truly mesmerising book. Whilst you can never excuse Perry or Dick for the murders, you somehow learn to understand something more of who these people are and they become a little less inhuman.

Dec 7th, 2014

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Apr 1st, 2013

VRBoyle VRBoyle

A story well told. It's worth a read.

Mar 29th, 2013

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