Rating: 4.5/5 stars.
If like me, you love the film, then I suggest you grab a copy of this book and read it. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.
Having just finished the book I wanted to watch the movie again. This classic has really stood the test of time. Audrey Hepburn made a very polished Holly Golightly. The movie made a few changes and Hollywoodized the ending but overall a good interpretation of the book. The anniversary copy that I had included some entertaining behind the scenes segments. I am now inspired to watch some more Audrey Hepburn movies.
Lovely novella about Holly Golightly and her neighbor “Fred“ in 1950s New York. I can see how this story was modern for the time. Holly is a very entertaining character and I enjoyed learning her back story. Looking forward to re-watching the movie. This is my 4th book by the author and I enjoy his writing. #1001books
I've decided I love the way Capote writes, this paragraph being an example of why.
Ranking the stories in this collection:
1) Breakfast at Tiffany's
2) A Christmas Memory
3) House of Flowers
4) A Diamond Guitar
Basically all these stories will break your heart. 💗
Didn‘t realise I don‘t have many white books at all! Love the movie adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany‘s too much I‘m scared to read the book since it‘s not exactly the same and I‘m afraid I will end up not liking Holly Golightly from the movie 🙈 But one day, I will be brave enough to read it! 😅
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This has been on my tbr for so long and it felt like the right time to read it after reading Swan Song. I do love Capotes writing but the story itself didn‘t really grab me. It didn‘t feel very memorable. I actually preferred House of Flowers that‘s included in the book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #foodorbeverageoncover #booked2019
“Never love a wild thing... [t]he more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That's how you'll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky." — Breakfast at Tiffany‘s, by Truman Capote
THOUGHTS | I found this to be a charming, bittersweet read; being quite a fan of Truman Capote‘s writing style (though the only other work of his I‘ve read is the captivating In Cold Blood), I enjoyed diving once more into his lush words and plot lines. The characters are finely drawn, though still with an air of ambiguity, and the tense atmospheres created are palpable. Some touches of racism given the times; nevertheless an enjoyable book. | 4/5
⭐️⭐️ “Now, I ain‘t sayin‘ she a gold digger” .... actually, yeah. I am. Holiday “Holly” Golightly is a beautiful, charismatic opportunist and a fraud. As expected, Capote‘s writing is fantastic, but I detested its “American Geisha.” I appreciate that for a book published in the late 1950s, Golightly‘s language and behavior is quite brazen, but even that couldn‘t save the story for me.
Ariana Grande wrote the song #7rings after she splurged on her best friends. "Twas a pretty rough day in nyc," Grande said of how her friends inspired the song. "My friends took me to tiffany's. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings.”
Immediately reminded me of the tagged book and the scene from the film.
I got new book mail today! But since I'm too tired to unbox it, I'll just drop in this #unpopularopinion review lol. I honestly hated this #novella. I felt like nothing happened, Holly was not a redeemable character, & the writing didn't age well at all.🤷🏽♀️ I know everyone loves the movie, mainly because of Audrey Hepburn, but this is one of the few times I think the movie is probably better than the book. #audio #audible #audiobook #classics
Melancholic and misogynist but masterful work of Capote. Much more veracious than the film by Edwards. Holly
1. Sabrina (original), Key Largo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2. The Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings (all 3)
3. The Girl on the Train
4. Audrey Hepburn & Humphrey Bogart
5. Killers of the Flower Moon
Book #2 complete! Michael C. Hall performed this #Audible beautifully, but not a bit surprising, eh? This was my first exposure to Breakfast at Tiffany‘s beyond classic images of Hepburn in pearls and dark glasses. Clearly this is from a different era but I was caught off guard with so much language showcasing once pervasive demonstration of “isms”. I am glad I read it for cultural context but I cannot say I enjoyed it.
I love the movie with Audrey Hepburn, but the story it‘s based on is much darker than I expected. I also enjoyed the short story “A Christmas Memory,” though not enough to crave fruitcake.
Watching this movie for the first time... Look at all the books... What? She has never been to a library before? 😫🤐
Truman Capote‘s writing is truly beautiful. If you don‘t look to closely at this book, it may seem like it‘s not about anything at all really. But I love that everything is so much deeper than it seems here. Holly‘s character also seems frivolous and superficial at first, but as you learn more about her you find out that she‘s so much sadder and more complex than she initially appears.