In Cold Blood
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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote
Nonfiction
Jul 31, 2018
When Herbert William Clutter and his family were bound, gagged, and murdered on the night of November 15, 1959, there was little evidence of who’d done it, or why. The story of their gruesome end made the New York Times, where it was read by literary light Truman Capote, who determined almost immediately—even before the eventual suspects were arrested—that he would go to Kansas and write the story of the crime. In this groundbreaking work of creative nonfiction, Capote reconstructs the homicides and their aftermath with stunning attention and a paradoxically expressive reticence; from the perpetrators’ first knowledge of the well-to-do farmer, gleaned from a former jail mate, to the discovery of the murder scene and the subsequent investigation, capture, trial, and punishment, In Cold Blood is one of the most powerful true-crime dramas ever penned. It remains the gold standard of the genre it transfigured, and transcends.
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Oct 28, 2018
Chilling and oh so brilliantly written.
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Nov 28, 2018
Clear-eyed view of evil.
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Dec 2, 2018
The king of True Crime, as long as you don't wonder too much about Capote's recall.
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Dec 2, 2018
Perfect book.
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The first and maybe the best of true crime.
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Great book but kept me awake for weeks.
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Terrifying to think this was based on a true story
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Apr 13
A non-fiction book that read like a top-notch crime thriller.
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