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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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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
Read this on an Alaskan cruise....blown away!!!!
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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.
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A story well told. It's worth a read.
Mar 29th, 2013
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