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In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote--also available are "Breakfast at Tiffany's "and" Other Voices, Other Rooms "(in one volume), " Portraits and Observations, "and "The Complete Stories" Truman Capote's masterpiece, "In Cold Blood, "created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in "The New Yorker" in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the "new journalism." Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. "I thought he was a very nice gentleman," he says of Herb Clutter. "Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat." Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers' flight, Capote's account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.
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Daisey
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I finished out November with 16 completed books. I enjoyed them, but I doubt any will make my best reads for the year. I think In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood probably tops the list due to vivid writing and good discussion. Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth was also an unexpectedly wonderful read.

For my weekly #BookReport, I finished 6 books and will share those specific titles tomorrow as I decide what to read next.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

JazzFeathers Wow! That's a great result. 5d
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, I was surprised when I looked at the total. I didn‘t realize I had read that much. 4d
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There's no denying that Capote can write. I was continually struck by his language, his skillful pacing, & his characterizations of even the minor players. But the horror & bleakness of the events sometimes overwhelmed me. Perhaps that's why I don't typically read true crime. Also, I was constantly wondering about the liberties Capote took to craft this "nonfiction novel." ?

readordierachel ...What's true? Am I being manipulated? What are the ethics of mining a tragedy in this way? In the end, it was worth reading & I might seek out more information about his writing/research process, but I might be done with true crime in this vein. Thanks for the readalong! @merelybookish @batsy @Daisey @Texreader #readcoldblood 1w
Addison_Reads I felt similar to you once I finished this one. I read it for the first time last year and at times I had to stop and go watch cartoons to clear my head. 😉 It is a well crafted book though. 1w
merelybookish Great description of what it's like to read this book! We all seem to have arrived in similar places with it! Perhaps none of us read much true crime! 1w
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8little_paws Yeah I really struggled with this book and I understand that it's genre breaking for its time--however the genre's been nuanced and perfected since then. There was too much blending of fiction and reality here for this 2019 reader. 1w
Daisey After the additional reading I did, the blending of fact and fiction is definitely my biggest difficulty with this book. Where is the line between fiction and nonfiction? Most of it is fact, but there are clear examples of invention and fictionalization. This led to a greater feeling of manipulation. 1w
readordierachel @Addison_Reads I hear you. I've watched a lot of Steven Universe the last few weeks so cleanse my palate. 🙃 1w
readordierachel @merelybookish I wonder if true crime officianados feel differently 🤔 1w
readordierachel @8little_paws Yes, that blending was too much for me, too. Keep my peanut butter and chocolate separate, please. (Not really, but you get it 😉) 1w
readordierachel @Daisey Makes sense. You know, for some reason I don't mind being manipulated as much if it's total fabrication (ie, fiction). But in a "true" account it's annoying. I feel like this book has endured partly because of all these questions surrounding it. 1w
batsy Nice review! "Am I being manipulated?" was a key question for me, as well. All art involves some form of manipulation, for lack of a better word, but with a true account the stakes are raised. And when it involves crime, then I start thinking about a writer's responsibility. Glad I read it with you guys and that we can have this discussion :) 1w
Reggie It‘s funny how much I like horror but one time I tried to read Helter Skelter about the Manson murders and I just couldn‘t do it. I started having nightmares where he was trying to murder me and my brother. So I understand this. Great review! 1w
readordierachel @batsy So true. And I don't necessarily mind being manipulated, if it's done well and is fiction. You're exactly right about the raised stakes of something true. This has been a really thought-provoking read. I'm glad we read it too 🙂 1w
readordierachel @Reggie Yikes!! And I know what you mean! I kept thinking about Laws of the Skies, actually. Parts of that were so incredibly gruesome, and although I didn't delight in that or anything, I was pretty unfazed (don't know what that says about me but there you have it). But this I just couldn't stomach. 1w
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Squeezing in a few pages before my gym class starts. Hoping to finish this up today.
I'll be honest, good as this book is, I'll be happy to move on to something else.

Librariana I would imagine the subject matter would wear on me mentally, too based on the little I know about the title. Your brain probably needs a break! Hope your next read is cozy and lovely 😊 2w
Qpri I felt the same way through the second half of this book! 🙌 2w
readordierachel @Librariana yes, exactly! Thanks 😊 2w
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readordierachel @Qpri It's just so sad, isn't it? 2w
Qpri @readordierachel 100% agree! I couldn‘t wait to get out of the misery 2w
JSW That book killed true crime for me. Which, TBH, I was ok with. It was so dark, so ugly, so hopeless. Stay strong!! 2w
batsy That's how I felt towards the end, as well. It's a lot to process plus the book itself was kind of winding down for me (could have been shorter, imo 😬) 2w
readordierachel @JSW Only 20 pages to go! Yes, it's so ugly and hopeles. I'm not a big true crime person in general, because I find it too upsetting. I think this might be my last, too...about violent crime for sure. 2w
readordierachel @batsy I'm with you. It treads the same horrific ground over and over. 2w
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Daisey
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I‘m so glad I joined in the readalong for this book! I‘m not a big true crime reader, but I truly appreciated this story and the discussion so far. Truman Capote is a fantastic writer, making you feel that you‘re right alongside as events are happening. At the same time, I‘m really curious as to how much his own involvement at the time influences the story and the actual accuracy of some aspects, although it‘s impossible to ever know for sure.

batsy Yes! Nice review. Capote's writing is so vivid. 2w
readordierachel I'm really curious about that, too. Great review! 2w
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readordierachel Can't wait to hear what you think of that one! 2w
CafeMom This reminds me to ask my son if he likes the book. His English class is reading this now. 2w
merelybookish Glad you joined us. I'm also not a true crime fan so it was interesting to read this one that seems different from how I imagine typical true crime reads. But that difference is also what potentially makes it problematic. 2w
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batsy
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I can understand why this nonfiction novel broke boundaries & continues to affect readers. Capote's writing is assured & beautiful even for such a heavy subject. Like @merelybookish I'm curious about his writing process. It left me wanting to know more about Capote as a writer & the form of male violence this book looks at. My only issue is that my attention sometimes flagged when reading, but I reminded myself that this isn't "entertainment". ⬇️

batsy True crime always raises these questions for me; as a reader I'm pulled in by the narrative momentum, but then I feel uncomfortable when I think about the implications of reading about what happened to real people as though it's a crime novel. I sense that Capote wrestled with these questions as a writer. Thanks for giving me the motivation to read this @merelybookish @readordierachel #readcoldblood Good to read with a group @Daisey @Texreader 3w
Cinfhen Wonderful review 3w
erzascarletbookgasm You make me want to read this! 👏 Great review, as always. 😘 3w
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twohectobooks I‘ve had this one on my tbr for quite a long time. Good to hear your perspective! 3w
Billypar @batsy Excellent review! I haven't read In Cold Blood, but I felt the same way after Killers of the Flower Moon. I just finished Maggie Nelson's The Red Parts, which raises some interesting questions about the range of responses to violent crime, referencing true crime writing when she refers back to her prior book, Jane. 3w
Oldschool_millenial I read this book senior year of high school and we talked about Capote's process. My English class also watched the movie "Capote" (stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, highly recommend). I think it is mentioned in a note in the book that, remarkably, he didn't use any recording devices nor take notes when he interviewed people. He relied on his (allegedly) remarkable memory. 3w
Texreader I‘ve been “flagging” too while reading it. Glad I am not alone. 3w
Hamlet There‘s an excellent but neglected film with Toby Jones called “Infamous” that covers the same ground as the Philip Seymour Hoffman film. Also, it‘s worth looking at George Plimpton‘s oral biography called “Truman Capote” (which interviews many persons who knew him, supporters & critics) along with Gerald Clarke‘s biography, “Capote.” 3w
Reviewsbylola Your insight is so valuable. As an avid true crime reader, I totally get where you‘re coming from. And ICB is so interesting because of the relationship Capote formed with the murderers and how is suffused itself into his writing. It‘s clear he had a soft spot for Perry, so it leaves questions for the reader to grapple with. Did Perry deserve Capote‘s empathy? 3w
batsy @twohectobooks Thanks! I'd love to know your thoughts when you read it. 3w
Reviewsbylola @bedcloud/the-destructive-bond-between-capote-and-smith-558929e4127a" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@bedcloud/the-destructive-bond-between-capote-and-smith-55892... This is a very interesting read. 3w
batsy @Billypar Thank you! Killers of The Flower Moon is in my list, but I'm steeling myself because I know it's a tough topic. I'm so keen to read The Red Parts as well! 3w
batsy @Oldschool_millenial That is pretty amazing! I've heard a lot of about Capote in relation to this book because of how popular it is, but I realise I don't know many details, as such. I hope to watch Capote at some point. 3w
batsy @Texreader I'm glad to know I'm not alone, too! I think I struggled a bit after the first half. 3w
batsy @Hamlet Thank you for that! I've made note about Infamous but didn't know which books to check out, so I appreciate the recs! 3w
batsy @Reviewsbylola Thank you for that link. I'm going to check that out. I appreciated how Capote tried to humanise people that we might be inclined to think of as pure evil. At the same time, I'm sure his relationship with Perry would have affected how he portrayed him...there's always that risk of getting too close. 3w
Suet624 Didn‘t Harper Lee help him write this book? 3w
youneverarrived Excellent review 🙌 3w
merelybookish Wow! Great review and discussion! 3w
readordierachel Fabulous review, Suba! I'm having that same kind of discomfort. Even as I appreciate what a feat this novel is, I'm reminded of why I don't read true crime. 3w
readordierachel @Suet624 Yes! She help with the research, and I believe she helped edit the book as well. 3w
batsy @youneverarrived @merelybookish Thank you, ladies ❤️ 2w
batsy @readordierachel Thank you! I think this is why I haven't made much progress on true crime myself. I'm fascinated by a lot of true crime books but the ones about murder and rape are tough reads. 2w
batsy @readordierachel @Suet624 I learned on Litsy that this book sheds a bit of light on this 2w
Suet624 Thanks! Stacked. 2w
Daisey @Reviewsbylola Fascinating article! Thanks for sharing. @batsy As always, great review! I also agree I‘m going to be continuing to do some more reading and watching to go along with this read. 2w
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I‘ve read before that Truman Capote and Harper Lee were good friends, so I was intrigued to read this article about her helping with so much of the research for the book.

https://crimereads.com/harper-lee-and-truman-capote-partners-in-crime/

I was especially interested in the mention of the night Dewey got the call about the arrest of the suspects since I just listened to that section of the book today.

#ReadColdBlood

Pruzy I was just going to say you should read Furious Hours if you wanted to learn more about their relationship writing In Cold Blood! 3w
Daisey @Pruzy So, did it have a decent amount of information about their work together on In Cold Blood? What did you think of it? I read rather mixed reviews and it seems mostly about another case, so I hadn‘t actually looked to see if it was available at my library or not yet. 3w
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batsy Thanks for the link! And I was interested in Furious Hours, so I'm definitely adding it to the pile. 3w
Pruzy @Daisey I thought the book was great. The “other” case that Furious Hours was about was the case that Harper Lee spent a great deal of time researching for her own version of In Cold Blood that was never published. Furious Hours is about half about that case and half about Harper Lee researching In Cold Blood and her own true crime book. 3w
Daisey @Pruzy Good to hear! My library has it on audio and I‘ve added it to the list. 3w
Pruzy @Daisey Yay! 3w
readordierachel Interesting article! Must check out Furious Hours next. 3w
CafeMom My son is reading this book for 11th grade English. I will be interested to see what he thinks. 3w
Daisey @merelybookish Did you read this article/excerpt? It pretty much sums up the impression that most people in Holcomb were more comfortable talking to Lee. 2w
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merelybookish
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This "nonfiction novel" as Capote called it was as good as everyone said. It's a riveting story and a fascinating example of how a 'true' story gets written. It has left me with a lot of questions (not about the murder, although WHO was smoking the cigarettes Nancy kept smelling?) but about Capote and his process and his involvement with this topic. In the end, the book got me thinking about (toxic) masculinity which was not what I expected!

Daisey I‘m just over halfway through. I‘m thoroughly intrigued by the story and enjoying the writing. 3w
readordierachel I was wondering about those cigarettes, too! I've fallen way behind (we moved this week) but hope to catch up this week. I will reading with an eye toward toxic masculinity now! 3w
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ljuliel In case you‘re interested in reading more about Capote during the writing of this book. : 3w
BarbaraBB Great review and interesting question. 3w
merelybookish @Daisey Oh good! Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts! 3w
merelybookish @readordierachel Those cigarettes are a red herring, I guess! 🤔 And I don't know...in the last section the masculinity thing came up. I can explain why after you've done. I guess I started to wonder how Capote's position as a gay man also affected how he hells the story. Basically all my questions are Capote related. 😂 (And I hope the move went well! Never easy!!) 3w
merelybookish @ljuliel Thank you for the recommendation! It's exactly what we were hoping existed. 🙂 3w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanks! And thanks for encouraging us to read it!! 3w
ljuliel You might want to try locating this book also. Our library used to have a really old copy of it, which they no longer have. There‘s a chapter in here called GHOSTS AND SUNLIGHT. THE FILMING OF IN COLD BLOOD. I think that‘s the story I read. It explains in detail how difficult writing In Cold Blood was, since he got so well acquainted with so many key people, including the killers. I think this was the beginning of his downfall. 3w
youneverarrived The film Capote is worth a watch if you haven‘t seen it already. 3w
batsy Great review! I finished last night & my only complaint is that I didn't find it as gripping as I thought I would. When I put it down, I wasn't really itching to pick it up again. (I think that's just me, tho!) I have the same questions about the cigarettes. I'd love to know more of your thoughts about toxic masculinity. For me the whole experience of reading it was about the senselessness of masculine aggression, a bit like watching Mind Hunter. 3w
batsy @ljuliel Thanks for the tip about that book! I'm super curious about Capote's whole process and will see if I can access that. @readordierachel Hope the move went well and all the best with settling in! 💜 3w
merelybookish @batsy I found the last section a bit of a slog, when he got into the death penalty and so on. But all the profiles of men on death row started me thinking about the kind of toxic masculinity and sense of white male entitlement that leads to domestic violence and.school shootings today. And I'm curious about Capote's perspective as a gay man. 3w
merelybookish @batsy But yes, senseless male aggression pretty much nails it! 3w
batsy @merelybookish Yes, when he talked about Lowell Lee Andrews and the AWOL soldiers George York and James Latham I got the sense that maybe Capote was wrestling with these questions about violence & the formation of a certain type of masculinity, too. I don't know if you've seen Mindhunter but that's what it feels like watching the show—the ever present specter of toxic masculinity. 3w
merelybookish @batsy That's exactly where I first felt it, the section where he describes Andrews killing his family in such a blase way. (it's also where Capote describes his sister Jennie May as "intelligent but rather plain" ?) I have not watched Mind Hunter and Im not sure toxic masculinity is much of a sell. ? 3w
batsy @merelybookish Re: Mindhunter, I hear you! I watched the first season & found it really compelling but it takes a mental & emotional toll. I don't know if I'll get around to the 2nd season. 3w
merelybookish @ljuliel Great! Thank you! I know he became friends with Perry Smith and I felt that in the book. 3w
merelybookish @youneverarrived Good to know! My husband has it so plan to watch it soon! 3w
TheLudicReader The movie Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is really excellent, too. It takes a look at this period in Capote‘s life. 3w
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I haven‘t had a chance to look into the process of writing this book as much as I might like yet, but based on what I have read these lines caught my attention. It seems that Truman Capote might have felt somewhat the same as he researched and wrote about these murders.

#ReadColdBlood #1001books

batsy I haven't had much of a chance to do research on his process, either, though I'm really curious! I'm hoping to watch both Capote and Infamous when I'm done. 3w
merelybookish I know! It's hard not to have lots of questions about the writing of this book! And like @batsy I'm hoping to watch the biopics! 3w
Daisey After reading more about Capote and Harper Lee‘s contribution to the research, I‘m going to guess he felt more this way about the murderers themselves. 2w
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Trying to read as much non-fiction this November.

TheLudicReader That‘s a great choice. 3w
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Well, this is weird. The Clutter house is currently for sale. Maybe I could go to an open house. ( Just kidding. My curiosity does not go that far!)
Link is from realtor.com. Not much of an "untold" story but some info about whose owned the house since the murders.
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vivastory I'd want to visit, but I definitely wouldn't want to live there... 3w
BarbaraBB This house is coming up all the time! Maybe you should visit it, you know it‘s just a few hours away 💕 3w
ljuliel I wouldn‘t mind living there. I might sound like a Fruitcake , ( but I don‘t really care) . The spirits of that poor family have got to still be lingering there. I believe I‘d talk to them a lot , and promise them to take good care of their house. I‘m sure they‘re not “ bad spirits” that‘d cause problems. They died in a violent and unsettling manner , so I think they‘d still be there , lingering............ 3w
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batsy What @vivastory said ... I've started it & really intrigued by how Capote spins the tale like a novel, but also periodically looking up pictures of the Clutter family & feeling sad 3w
merelybookish @vivastory Who would want to live in Holcomb, KS? 😬🤣 3w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanksgiving holiday is coming up. I have half a mind to propose a road trip...😏 3w
merelybookish @ljuliel The house needs someone like you! Someone who will tend to its spirits...and I agree, it's easy to imagine some energy lingers... 3w
merelybookish @batsy It's hard to resist googling all the "characters" which then reminds you they were real people! ? Glad you started. Rachel and I had a discussion on her post about the writing, how it challenges the idea of "true account." 3w
readordierachel It's making me quite sad, too @batsy I don't think I'd want to visit... 3w
GingerAntics It probably doesn‘t look like it did during the murders. I doubt they‘ve put signs “body found here” and “blood spatter here.” 3w
LeahBergen Yep, I think you should road trip! 😆 3w
Daisey I looked up this article and then I had to read a few more . . . It‘s always fascinating to read a book that makes me want to do other research. 3w
merelybookish @GingerAntics That would be beyond morbid if it did. 3w
merelybookish @LeahBergen Nothing says Thanksgiving like true crime tourism. 🤣 3w
merelybookish @Daisey I know! I keep checking out stuff. Eventually I'm going to need to read more about how Capote wrote the book. 3w
GingerAntics That would be pretty twisted, yeah. 3w
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I‘m calling time for my weekend #Readathon at just over 18 hours. I finished 3 audiobooks and 1 print book, did a decent amount of catching up on the #NotionClub Papers in Sauron Defeated, and started In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood. I haven‘t reviewed The Remains of the Day, but I need to think on it for a bit. Now, I have to settle in for a bit of serious school work this evening.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

MrBook You have rocked this!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us! 4w
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us 😄 4w
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Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏👏🙌👍🥳🍾🥂😍 (edited) 4w
Daisey @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 Thank you! Also thanks so much for hosting and cheering all weekend! 4w
JazzFeathers That's a fantastic result! I can't wait to read your review of The Ranains of the Day. 4w
Andrew65 @Daisey We‘ve loved it! Thanks 😊👍 4w
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"...stoked a longing to realize an adventure his imagination swiftly and over and over enabled him to experience: the dream of drifting downward through strange waters, of plunging toward a green sea-dusk, sliding past the scaly, savage-eyed protectors of a ship's hulk that loomed ahead, a Spanish galleon---a drowned cargo of diamonds and pearls, heaping caskets of gold."

Yeah, I guess this Capote guy can write ?
#readcoldblood

merelybookish Yeah, the writing is pretty amazing. It reads like a novel, which raises some interesting questions! And @Daisey @kspenmoll and @Cathythoughts all expressed interest in joining. But not sure... 4w
readordierachel @merelybookish Indeed it does. The dialogue in particular, I think. 4w
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merelybookish @readordierachel blurs what it means to give a "true account." Not that I'm complaining! It's so good. And I'm okay with getting creative with nonfiction. Still, it makes me wonder about his process. 4w
readordierachel @merelybookish I'm not mad at it either. It makes for great reading, but yeah, it makes me so curious. How much is imagined? Next we need a book about the writing of this book 😆 4w
merelybookish @readordierachel or maybe an article 😉 4w
Texreader Yes I‘ve started but I haven‘t gotten very far. I keep hearing so many great things about it but I keep getting pulled away with chores. 4w
batsy FOMO is real 😅 I need to start this soon! 4w
LeahBergen This is the book that made me a Capote fan. 😍 4w
Cathythoughts Brilliant piece you‘ve quoted! Yes he sure can write. I‘m hoping to join you in the read 🤞🏻we need more reading time ❤️ 4w
youneverarrived 🖤🖤 this book. 4w
Daisey I downloaded both the ebook and audio yesterday and hope to start in the next day or so. Audio is probably all that will fit in my schedule. 4w
readordierachel @Texreader @Daisey Life is getting in the way for me too this week, and I haven't been able to read much more of it. Luckily this a low-key buddy read. We'll finish when we finish 🙂 3w
batsy @readordierachel @merelybookish I'm with you guys on wanting to know more about the process! As a reader, the writing is so amazing and the narrative so propulsive, there's an odd pleasure there, like reading a crime novel. But on another level I want to know how much was imagined in portraying how the characters/people think and what went on in their minds in terms of their hopes and dreams. I realise it's a question that can't quite be answered. 3w
merelybookish @batsy So many times I pause and think "Wait, how could he know that?! Especially when he was describing (creatinging) the inner lives of the Clutter family members. I'm in the last section now and it's clearly shaped by the time he spent getting to know Perry Smith. 3w
readordierachel @batsy @merelybookish I'm having those pauses as well. I find it a little jarring, even as it makes the reading experience more fluid. What are the ethics of manufacturing some of the family's last moments, thoughts, conversations? I suppose he did his homework and is trying to give them dimension beyond "victims." 3w
batsy @readordierachel @merelybookish Yes, I'm also going to assume that he was scrupulous with his research... If you guys know of any good reads (articles or books) or anything related to the making of this book, please feel free to share! 3w
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Morning plans.

GoldenGirl One of my faves! 4w
KristenDuck Great book 4w
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Thanks to @merelybookish I‘m starting this one tonight.

TheBookAddict True crime has always been interesting to read, but it‘s also tough to read once you actually take in the fact that it actually happened. Definitely it my TBR. 1mo
kylienoele A very sad case, but an excellent book! 1mo
readordierachel Cool! I'm starting this soon also. 1mo
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Bklover That book is haunting! 1mo
merelybookish Nice! 1mo
youneverarrived Posts about this book always make me want to read it again! (edited) 4w
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In this true crime nonfiction, Truman Capote recounts the Clutter case: four members of a family shot dead with no apparent motive, and few clues...
We follow the investigation, the arrest, and the trial. Psychology is very present in this book; Truman Capote tries to understand what led to this tragedy.
Despite a quite difficult beginning, I found this book very interesting, and I would recommend reading it while watching Mindhunter ;)

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You guys were right! Truman Capote's #iconic true crime account is enthralling! And last night, I realized our #readcoldblood buddy read coincides with the 60th anniversary of the murders that inspired the book. 😯
#MOvember @cinfhen
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readordierachel Whoaa. What a wild coincidence! It's fate then 😉 1mo
readordierachel I'm second guessing my use of a winky face emoji on a post about murder... 1mo
merelybookish @readordierachel Yes, definitely fated. And I didn't read the wink as about the murder. More a comment on our brilliance. 😏 1mo
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readordierachel Perfect. As it was intended 😆 1mo
batsy Wow, that's wild! And yup @readordierachel winky face for our brilliance 😆 1mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! That‘s awesome timing / 60 years isn‘t that long ago 1mo
GingerAntics Oh that‘s so cool! I wish I could read it with you guys. I won‘t be able to get a copy in time. 1mo
merelybookish Well if you can get a copy, please join. It's a pretty low-stakes buddy read. Basically the only "rule" we have is that we will try to read it in November. I have started reading but I'm the only one so far. 1mo
Texreader Husband just got his copy to me. I‘ll start it tonight 1mo
Daisey I would really like to join in on this one! Looking to see if I can get a copy and fit it in somehow . . . 1mo
merelybookish @Daisey Yes, please do! It's pretty casual. Mostly we agreed to read it in November. 1mo
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#TIL It's a 5 hour road trip to visit Holcomb, KS, in case I ever feel like going to see the Clutter family home where the murders took place. #nfnov
@Clwojick @rsteve388

TheBookAddict That‘s a long drive! 😳 1mo
Lifeisasnap What a book. It might be an interesting trip. Do you think it‘s still there? 1mo
Texreader Wow. There‘s an idea to map the distance to a location in a book! But yikes! This one? 😬 1mo
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merelybookish @TheBookAddict I drive across Kansas often to visit friends in Kansas City, so it actually doesn't seem that far. 1mo
merelybookish @Lifeisasnap Yes, still there. I guess in the 90s, there were tours. 😬 But it's a private residence. 1mo
merelybookish @Texreader I was curious because it was described as close to the CO border. But apparently lots of gawkers go there. I wouldn't be the first. 🙂 1mo
Texreader @merelybookish I think that was a very cool idea! I want to read the book but a little scared to do so 1mo
merelybookish @Texreader I understand! True crime isn't my usual cuppa either but @readordierachel @batsy and I are trying to read it this November. You're welcome to join us. Pretty low stakes. 1mo
Texreader Great idea! Are you all very far along? I‘ll have to find a copy to read. 1mo
merelybookish @Texreader I just started tonight. I don't think the others have started yet. It's a pretty loose buddy read 1mo
Texreader @merelybookish ok good. Husband is finding his copy for me. 1mo
merelybookish @Texreader Sorry, hit send before I was done. So no rush. Really all we said was, let's read it in November. 🤓 Everyone on here sings the book's praises so I'm guessing it's more than a tale of murder. 1mo
merelybookish @Texreader Excellent! 🙂 1mo
kspenmoll I read it ages ago- my dad‘s copy -so a reread decades later might be fun ! 1mo
merelybookish @kspenmoll Yay! Please join us! 1mo
batsy Oh, this is very cool! I wish I lived close by so this could be a readalong plus road trip 😆 @readordierachel 1mo
BarbaraBB I would love to do that too. Unfortunate I have to stick to google earth 😂 1mo
merelybookish @batsy I know! A readalong road trip would be next level! 😀 1mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Should I ever go, I'll be sure to send you a pic! 1mo
readordierachel @batsy Sign me up for the read along road trip! Meet y'all there 😆 1mo
readordierachel And no, I haven't started yet. But plan to start this week! 1mo
GingerAntics Oh that might be worth the drive, though! 1mo
merelybookish @GingerAntics I think I could make a little jaunt down there someday! 1mo
GingerAntics I don‘t see why not. Maybe make a weekend of it if there is anything else in the area or along the way. Hm. It would be fun to check it out. 1mo
rsteve388 4 pts 1mo
Graywacke Think I‘ve about done that drive a few times. The Kansas part is ok as long as your not on i-70 (flat! And straight 😴 Not so busy at that time though...1990‘s) 1mo
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merelybookish
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Okay! Finally diving into this Litsy favourite!
@batsy @readordierachel
#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

batsy Look forward to seeing what you think! I've sort of overbooked myself with multiple group reads 🙈 I hope to start this next week! 1mo
merelybookish @batsy I understand! But I feel like it's time for me to *finally* read this book that everyone adores! 🙂 1mo
Rachel.Rencher This is such a good one! If you like it, read 1mo
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Cathythoughts I look forward to hearing all your thoughts.... I think@it‘s a brilliant book 1mo
BarbaraBB So so so good!! 1mo
merelybookish @Rachel.Rencher Cool! Thanks! 1mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Not very far but already loving the writing. I really appreciated his description of the eastern Colorado/Western KS landscape. 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh no !! I reread it this year ! Now I want to reread again ❤️❤️💔 1mo
Cathythoughts Whats yeer time frame ? 1mo
youneverarrived I hope you like it! I read it maybe last year or the year before and I still think about it. 1mo
Blaire It is so good! As a Kansan it was required reading. 1mo
readordierachel 👍🏼👍🏼 1mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts By all means join us for the least structured buddy buddy read ever. 🙂 1mo
rsteve388 1 pt 1mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Margot 👍❤️ 1mo
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Croissonter
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“...all crimes are only ‘a variety of theft.‘” P.289

Cathythoughts One of my favorite books 👍 1mo
Croissonter It‘s so good! I even have to force myself to read slowly so I can enjoy it longer. 1mo
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merelybookish
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For #nonfictionovember and because #longoverdue @readordierachel, @batsy and I will be reading Truman Capote's true crime classic In Cold Blood.
If you want to join us, please do! No set schedule. Just the goal to read it and discuss during November.
(Of course it's possible we are the only ones on Litsy who haven't read it yet. 😅)
#readcoldblood

Cathythoughts What a great book ! I reread it this year. Up there in my top 5 - for the last 40 years - 1mo
batsy Yay! So glad we're doing this 😁 1mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Wow! That's fun to hear! 1mo
merelybookish @batsy I know! It's only taken us a few months. 😉 1mo
readordierachel Seconding @batsy ! Looking forward to it! 1mo
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EmilyM
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Pickpick

Absolutely chilling! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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EmilyM
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1. In Cold Blood, by Capote and listening to Imaginary Friend, by Chbosky

2. Hillbilly Elegy (a reread to see if I want to teach it next year)

3. The Passengers by John Marrs

ReadingOverSleeping I read this year's ago and still think about it! 2mo
EmilyM @ReadingOverSleeping It is really good--well written in it's horrific subject. I am thinking of using it for my AP Language and Composition class of juniors. We only read nonfiction, but this is based on a true story, so it would work. 2mo
ReadingOverSleeping @EmilyM it is one of my favorites but I can safely say I'll never read it again, it was just so senseless and heartbreaking. You'd definitely have a lot of material for a paper! Best of luck! 2mo
EmilyM @ReadingOverSleeping Thanks! I agree....it is so senseless and disturbing. 1mo
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Scochrane26
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Day 17- I read this last yr for a book challenge, & it would be a perfect fit for this month‘s theme. Very #bloody crime (if I‘m remembering correctly). True crime isn‘t my usual genre, but this one is captivating.
#scarathlon #chillingphotochallenge #teamslaughter
@Clwojick

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ooohhhh The Witch‘s Handbook looks interesting!! 🖤🧡 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 2mo
kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a box shaped like a book- so sorry! 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks I was about to say the same thing about the Witch‘s Handbook, 😂. Cool box then! 2mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
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Born on this day in 1924

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Loreen
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It‘s day six of #bannedbooksweek2019. Today I thought I‘d go with two nonfiction books from my TBR. #InColdBlood has been challenged due to #violence, #sexualcontent, and #obscenelanguage. #NickelandDimed crimes are #drugs, #inaccurate, #offensivelanguage, #politicalviewpoint, and #religiousviewpoint . #standforthebanned

P.S. Why, yes! That is indeed my #bannedbooks mug from #theunemployedphilosophersguild. I love their bookish goodies. 😬😁😎

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Kimberlone
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For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

#7days7covers #Day4

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EmG
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Gorgeous.

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Leannr
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If your book doesn't look like this after a few days was it even your holiday read?

rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 3mo
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Arteriss
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“As long as you live, there‘s always something waiting.” - Truman Capote, In Cold Blood #quote #incoldblood

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kspenmoll
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#summerreading #buddyread

Summer program ends today. Now I just have some students to tutor for their summer reading requirement for the remainder of the summer.Have not read tagged book since I was quite young so I am happy to reread with adult eyes. ❤️📚

RaimeyGallant I need to dig back into this one, considering I've only read a few chapters so far! 4mo
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gradcat
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#LilithJuly

(Day 17 - #Criminal)

*It was absolutely criminal—what Perry Smith (center left, with Capote) and Richard Hickock (bottom left) did to the Clutter family (top right, Herb & Bonnie, parents; center right, son, Kenyon; bottom right, daughter, Nancy) in 1959. When Truman Capote (bottom center) and Harper Lee traveled to Holcomb, Kansas to report on the murders, the result was “In Cold Blood” which, arguably, started the true-crime genre.

gradcat Clutter family home is pictured top left. Photo taken in 2000. 5mo
Cathythoughts A book that made a lasting impact on me ... I reread it last year .... 5mo
gradcat @Cathythoughts It scared me so much when I first read it (I think I was twelve? Maybe thirteen?), that I didn‘t sleep well for months! So scary...and the movie affected me the same way! 5mo
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Cathythoughts I didn‘t know there was a movie. I‘m not sure I could watch .... 5mo
Samplergal This was a favorite as a teenager. I think I‘ve read it at least 6 times in my lifetime. Capote changed a whole genre with this book. So wonderful. 5mo
KarenUK Such a perfect choice 👍💕 5mo
gradcat @Samplergal You hit the nail on the head! I can‘t believe you‘ve read it six times, though—I think you might a true crime nut like I am!?! 😂 5mo
gradcat @KarenUK Thank you! 🙏 ☺️ ♥️ 5mo
Samplergal @gradcat I‘m also 63.... so I have had lots of years to read it. I read it first the yr it was published. At eleven. My parents were very liberal with reading materials. 😂Pretty soon I‘ll be demented and not remember I have read it!! 😂😂😂 5mo
gradcat @Samplergal My parents were like that, too...I remember being very young when I read it. By the way, I‘ll be 61 in December, so I‘m with you...but I hope & pray we‘ll NOT soon be demented!! 😂 5mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Holy cannoli Batman. This tells the true story of how an entire family was brutally murdered in rural Kansas in 1959. It follows with the investigation, the few clues available, how they caught the two guys (and in depth look at them as well) and their ultimate consequence for their actions. Well written- In fact I couldn‘t read this at night. #bbrc #growup #nonfiction #readmyowndamnbooks

LibrarianRyan ⭐️😜🤓 5mo
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In Cold Blood is really artfully done but it doesn‘t read like a non-fiction book: it reads as a novel. I don‘t think there can be any doubt that Capote was pretty liberal with the “truth“. I would wholeheartedly recommend In Cold Blood (as long as you‘re not a kill-joy that takes things too seriously and gets mad when Capote takes some liberties). Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/in-cold-blood-truman-capote/ #TrueCrime

Crazeedi It was his best 5mo
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Bookishlie
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A solid 3.5 stars. Not 4 because it took me over a year to read it. I would start and stop. Maybe if I had read this before some other true crime.....but that being said Capote has a way with words and now I‘ll be reading his other stuff too.....so. It‘s a win! Definitely read this if you want to see the advent of the “true crime” novel.

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My library loan finally came in, and I was determined to finish it before the end of the month! I think this is the first true crime novel I‘ve ever read, and it was a great introduction to this genre. I thought the event was interesting—gruesome, but the story kept me invested. The storyline was well-structured and I liked the writing. It was a fascinating book for sure!

#bookishbingo: True crime

marleed This was the only TC book I‘d read, but now I have a TBR collection of his work. I read The historical fiction Swans of Fifth Avenue and I‘ve become completely intrigued with the real life people behind the characters. 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Horrifying magic

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Found this gem at ‘The Old Book Barn‘ in Forsyth, Illinois, can‘t wait to dig in!

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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

While True Crime isn‘t my thing, I can definitely see why this is a popular title. Capote makes the story real, and not just a listing of facts. However, I was a bit bored, and when listening to the audio, I fell asleep a bit 🤭

#MarchMadnessChallenge - substitute for I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark.

BarbaraBB Oh too bad it‘s just a so-so for you. I remember reading it and being really sucked into the storytelling (not on audio though). 7mo
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Kalalalatja
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I have been together with family the last few days, and now I‘m finally home and ready to introvert and relax with this book 👌

#currentlyreading

BarbaraBB This book... so good! And chilling! 7mo
Cathythoughts One of my favorite books ever. 7mo
Avanders What a pretty edition! 7mo
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Oryx
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It may not be warm, but we're sitting outside anyway. It's the British way #dogsoflitsy

GatheringBooks loving those shoes! 7mo
tammysue ❤️🐾 7mo
Birdsong28 It's certainly is the British way!! Enjoy whatever sun you get! 📚📖 7mo
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Oryx @GatheringBooks thanks! 7mo
Libby1 Happy birthday, @Oryx ! Is your TBR on Litsy up to date? 😊 7mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 7mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 7mo
Oryx @Libby1 thank you! Yes it is I think. 7mo
Oryx @Redwritinghood thank you! 7mo
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Oryx
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Just remembered I was supposed to read my book club book this week! Got too distracted by other books and crochet. And I nominated this one, so I better get reading.

riversong153 It was hard for me to get into this one...it may have been bad timing. 7mo
Oryx @riversong153 Scrolling through the book profile, it looks like there are a few recent bails...🙄 Hope I like it. Or that nobody remembers that this was my suggestion! 7mo
Mindyrecycles Have no fear. It is excellent. Some might have bailed because they were disturbed rather than bored. 7mo
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Cathythoughts I loved it ! A very important book for me ... life changing ( for me anyway ) ... 7mo
Cathythoughts I read it when I was young in college & again last year ( 40 years later ) ... echoing @Mindyrecycles it is excellent 7mo
RealLifeReading I got distracted by the word crochet - what have you been working on? 7mo
Oryx @RealLifeReading Well I'm only learning, but just finished a snood. And bought a whole load more wool for more projects; 7mo
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Kalalalatja
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A little #libraryhaul 📚📚 so far this year, I have read more library books than books I own, which is a first for me. Being on a book buying ban has really opened my eyes to the wonders of my local library 🙌

erzascarletbookgasm What‘s the English title for the red book? 8mo
tammysue Yay 👍🏻 8mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! LOVE supporting public libraries. Circe and Winter were both 5* amazing for me 8mo
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emmaturi I read two or three books per month from the library. If I get anymore I would hardly read any of my own books! 8mo
cathysaid I ❤️ In Cold Blood (yes, I realize that‘s a disturbing statement) 8mo
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm I think it is this one 👉 it is a book about a rape victim and her perpetraitor, and how he didn‘t realize he was crossing her boundaries (I think), and how she moves to a place where see can forgive him. It sounds so interesting! 8mo
Kalalalatja @Emilymdxn I have been hesitant about Circe because I didn‘t really like Song of Achilles 🙊 but with all the buzz, I‘m hoping to feel differently! @emmaturi I haven‘t read a lot of my own books either. Tbh, I only have about 15 unread books on my shelves, so I‘m not really stressed about it 😄 and I‘m doing the #MarchMadnessChallenge, so it has been necessary to borrow quite a bit, since I can‘t buy. @cathysaid I‘m glad to hear it! 8mo
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MelissaSue81
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Panpan

I don‘t get all the love for this book. I guess the idea was to get inside the killers‘ minds.. but I honestly hated reading about those two awful people. Couldn‘t wait for this book to end.

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I‘m having trouble getting into this. I should stick with it though, right?

Amiable I think so. I really liked it, though (as much as one can like a book about mass murder). Because it‘s considered to be one of the grandfathers of narrative nonfiction. 9mo
bookaholic1 I had a hard time with it too, your not the only one👍 9mo
StellaDz I had trouble too. It‘s been put on hold for me. I‘m not even at the murder yet. And maybe that‘s why? It‘s a lot of info and a slow build up. 9mo
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MelissaSue81 @StellaDz @Amiable @bookaholic1 - I got to the part where the murders were discovered... it‘s definitely getting better now.. the way the story is told isn‘t what I was expecting at all. 9mo
bookaholic1 @MelissaSue81 no not at all, I also found it dragged here and there, good luck and enjoy!! 9mo
Weaponxgirl I really loved this but I know others who haven‘t. I‘m a bit of a capote fan though. 9mo
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racheleileen25
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Currently on a True Crime kick.

Christinak This book freaked me out 👀 (edited) 9mo
racheleileen25 Promising! I love a good scare from a book. 9mo
Kaye 👍🏼True crime 👍🏼 9mo
zsuzsanna_reads Welcome to Litsy! You might want to watch the movie "Capote" after reading this ? 9mo
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This is considered one of the first of the true crime genre as we know it.

I DNFed at 172 pages (50%). I would have given it sooner had this not been a book club pick. Wanted to at least have something to discuss.

However, I just found the writing to be too dry, too bland, too saturated with unnecessary details that detracted from an interesting yet sad murder case involving a family of four in the country.

Will study the case on my own, though

Butterflyamore You made through about ten more pages than I did! 9mo
ceruleanjen @Butterflyamore I don't think I could have taken much more. 9mo
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When you go to your parents‘ house for dinner and come home with books. 😁😁

The Folio edition of ICB was a Christmas present. My mom stumbled upon a box of Folio books in her basement and realized she forgot to hand out some of the Christmas presents. 🤣🤣🤣

The other two books are for our trip to London. We leave in one week! We‘re starting with Mapp & Lucia.

HardcoverHearts Wow! That‘s fantastic! 9mo
LeahBergen I hope you all love Mapp and Lucia. It‘s a bit wacky and wonderful. 😆 9mo
readordierachel Score!! 9mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m one chapter in so far and I can tell I‘m going to like the tone. Lucia is not to be messed with. This feels like some Desperate Housewives type shit. 😂 @LeahBergen 9mo
Megabooks Have a fantastic trip! 9mo
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Butterflyamore
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Initially my intention was, after 162 pages, to set this aside for a bit because I disliked it so much. It is one of the most boring things I‘ve ever read and as much as I wanted to participate in a discussion about it, I do not *have* to read this book. I‘ve concluded that there is no reason to further force myself through it. Perhaps true crime is simply not the genre for me. Perhaps Truman Capote is simply not the author for me. Maybe both.

Maggie_Reads I loved the book but yeah, not everyone is going to like this type of book. 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly I definitely found this one slow to start. No shame if you just don‘t like true crime, either! If you want to give true crime another try, I recommend 10mo
Karkar I think it is the book. There are some true crime that reads like fiction 10mo
lele1432 I actually felt the same way about Breakfast at Tiffany's. I remember reading In Cold Blood in high school and I think I liked it. I recently got it on Audible to revisit. Hopefully the audio version isn't very tedious! 10mo
Scochrane26 I read this last year and liked it, but it wasn‘t a favorite. I‘m not usually into true crime, but did a book challenge. A book rec from me—Killers of the Flower Moon. 9mo
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Butterflyamore
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I am wondering if someone can help me understand something: Is this what true crime is? A collection of thoughts and dialogue that couldn‘t possibly be verified, no matter how much research is done? It feels more like a fictional novel based on a true crime so far. Mind you, I‘m only on page 40 so perhaps I‘ll get more out of it as time goes on but right now I am just baffled, having not read a lot of true crime in my life, by the set up.

VioletBramble I've seen it called a non- fiction novel. 10mo
JacqMac There are usually a lot of facts, or at least the available evidence, in true crime, too. The kinds of things you would see presented at a trial. But I haven‘t read this one, so I don‘t know if it fits. 10mo
Kimberlone “True Crime” the genre as we know didn‘t exist when Capote wrote this. He himself believed he had created an entirely new genre, calling it a “non fiction novel”. The story was meticulously researched (Harper Lee was his assistant) but the voice of the books definitely makes it feel less than journalistic 10mo
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Califlamingo I thought of it as mix of true crime and non-fiction. I really liked this book. 10mo
Butterflyamore @Califlamingo Do you mean a mix of true crime and fiction? 10mo
Butterflyamore @Kimberlone Yes, “less than journalistic” describes it well. Despite not reading a lot of true crime, I‘ve read a good chunk of fact based non-fiction and this feels so different. I do know that he and Harper Lee were friends and that she helped him with his research, which he failed to properly credit her for. 10mo
Butterflyamore @JacqMac Perhaps I‘ll see more facts/evidence as it moves along. It feels more like storytelling right now, which was not what I was expecting. 10mo
Megabooks Usually when authors write true crime now, they explain in a foreword or afterward the methods they use to create dialogue, etc. Right now I‘m reading Columbine and a lot of what that author used to get in the mind of Dylan and Eric was from their diaries and the basement tapes plus memories of survivors. Because Capote basically invented the genre, his work has been built upon by more modern journalists/writers to provide greater accuracy. Imo 10mo
Butterflyamore @Megabooks Columbine is the only other true crime I‘ve read, as far as I can recall. It felt more like investigative reporting while this feels more like storytelling. I generally enjoy non-fiction journalistic pieces, although delving into true crime is a newer area for me and this is much different than what I had expected. 10mo
Butterflyamore @Megabooks But the part about him inventing true crime and other writers building upon that for greater accuracy definitely makes sense. I hadn‘t realized this was the first of its kind. 10mo
Califlamingo @Butterflyamore yes, that's what I meant. 😀 10mo
Megabooks @Butterflyamore i think my favorite true crime book is American Kingpin. It‘s not about murders, but the take down of the Silk Road dark web marketplace. I don‘t care for murders usually. Anyway, Kingpin is a great mix of journalism and narrative nf. 10mo
Megabooks I think you‘ll like it if you liked Columbine. 10mo
Butterfinger I think that is just how Capote wrote. Erik Larsson writes the same way. 10mo
Crazeedi I think it gives a book a mor readable tone, than just dry stats and sentences.authors might use recorded statements to help the flow, or I guess imagine what might be happening in the minds of the criminals etc. another one was 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Capote has an unusual style. I liked this but it definitely isn‘t as journalistic or compelling as other true crime I‘ve read. I understand that he may have taken the killers‘ own words too much at face value, as well. 10mo
Butterflyamore @Crazeedi That‘s interesting. So far, I‘ve felt the opposite, as I have felt it is pretty dry but I‘m not very far. I enjoy investigative journalism and fact driven pieces. 10mo
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