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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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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 🤣🤣 2w
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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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#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! 2mo
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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. 2mo
Cathythoughts A book that made a lasting impact on me ... I reread it last year .... 2mo
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! 2mo
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Cathythoughts I didn‘t know there was a movie. I‘m not sure I could watch .... 2mo
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. 2mo
KarenUK Such a perfect choice 👍💕 2mo
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!?! 😂 2mo
gradcat @KarenUK Thank you! 🙏 ☺️ ♥️ 2mo
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!! 😂😂😂 2mo
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!! 😂 2mo
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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 ⭐️😜🤓 2mo
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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 3mo
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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. 3mo
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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). 5mo
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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! 5mo
Cathythoughts One of my favorite books ever. 5mo
Avanders What a pretty edition! 5mo
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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! 5mo
tammysue ❤️🐾 5mo
Birdsong28 It's certainly is the British way!! Enjoy whatever sun you get! 📚📖 5mo
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Oryx @GatheringBooks thanks! 5mo
Libby1 Happy birthday, @Oryx ! Is your TBR on Litsy up to date? 😊 5mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 5mo
Oryx @Libby1 thank you! Yes it is I think. 5mo
Oryx @Redwritinghood thank you! 5mo
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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. 5mo
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! 5mo
Mindyrecycles Have no fear. It is excellent. Some might have bailed because they were disturbed rather than bored. 5mo
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Cathythoughts I loved it ! A very important book for me ... life changing ( for me anyway ) ... 5mo
Cathythoughts I read it when I was young in college & again last year ( 40 years later ) ... echoing @Mindyrecycles it is excellent 5mo
RealLifeReading I got distracted by the word crochet - what have you been working on? 5mo
Oryx @RealLifeReading Well I'm only learning, but just finished a snood. And bought a whole load more wool for more projects; 5mo
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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? 5mo
tammysue Yay 👍🏻 5mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! LOVE supporting public libraries. Circe and Winter were both 5* amazing for me 5mo
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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! 5mo
cathysaid I ❤️ In Cold Blood (yes, I realize that‘s a disturbing statement) 5mo
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! 5mo
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! 5mo
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MelissaSue81
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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. 6mo
bookaholic1 I had a hard time with it too, your not the only one👍 6mo
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. 6mo
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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. 6mo
bookaholic1 @MelissaSue81 no not at all, I also found it dragged here and there, good luck and enjoy!! 6mo
Weaponxgirl I really loved this but I know others who haven‘t. I‘m a bit of a capote fan though. 6mo
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racheleileen25
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Currently on a True Crime kick.

Christinak This book freaked me out 👀 (edited) 6mo
racheleileen25 Promising! I love a good scare from a book. 6mo
Kaye 👍🏼True crime 👍🏼 6mo
zsuzsanna_reads Welcome to Litsy! You might want to watch the movie "Capote" after reading this ? 6mo
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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! 7mo
ceruleanjen @Butterflyamore I don't think I could have taken much more. 7mo
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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! 7mo
LeahBergen I hope you all love Mapp and Lucia. It‘s a bit wacky and wonderful. 😆 7mo
readordierachel Score!! 7mo
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 7mo
Megabooks Have a fantastic trip! 7mo
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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. 7mo
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 7mo
Karkar I think it is the book. There are some true crime that reads like fiction 7mo
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! 7mo
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. 7mo
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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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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 7mo
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Califlamingo I thought of it as mix of true crime and non-fiction. I really liked this book. 7mo
Butterflyamore @Califlamingo Do you mean a mix of true crime and fiction? 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
Califlamingo @Butterflyamore yes, that's what I meant. 😀 7mo
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. 7mo
Megabooks I think you‘ll like it if you liked Columbine. 7mo
Butterfinger I think that is just how Capote wrote. Erik Larsson writes the same way. 7mo
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 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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The enemy was anyone who was someone he wanted to be or who had anything he wanted to have.

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This has been on my TBR for a long time. I can‘t say it‘s my favorite true crime book, but Capote does a good job telling this story of senseless murder that rocked a small town.

Crazeedi I think his best 8mo
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithadeath - A classic in the true-crime genre, written in 1965. It‘s an Incredibly detailed book, that goes deep into backstories and psyche of the two murderers. This had been on my TBR since 2017 so very happy to have finally read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi It was a scary good book when I read it in the 70s. I don't know that I've like a lot of Capotes writing but he definitely got this book right 8mo
AnneFindsJoy @Crazeedi this was my first Capote read! He did insane amounts of research for this and he was definitely ahead of his time for how true-crime could be written! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi @AnneFindsJoy I read that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, helped him with a lot of his research and writing with this book. I‘ve always wondered how much of her is in it. 8mo
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Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa hmm didn't know that, very interesting! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi You are very welcome. 8mo
Megabooks Wow! You‘re doing really well on the bingo! I don‘t read much true crime. You really make me want to pick this up. 8mo
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks thanks! I❤️nonfiction :) this book reads a lot like a novel with all the focus on getting to know the characters and the various fates that await them. 8mo
Megabooks @AnneFindsJoy I 💜 nonfiction too! I‘ve read nine books this year and seven were nonfiction! Right now I‘m reading two more - Steve Jobs‘s daughter‘s memoir and 8mo
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks ooh that looks like a cool read, adding! And I‘ve got Small Fry on my TBR too! 📚💕🙌 8mo
Cathythoughts Tagged book ! One of my all time faves 👍🏻 8mo
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No other way to spend a weekend morning. ❤️

GoldenGirl My 16-year-old just read it last semester and she is still talking about it! One of the best books ever! 8mo
alisahar @GoldenGirl it‘s been on my list forever so when the local murderino book club picked it I decided it was time to read it! 8mo
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Finally read this book. It is the first from my #LitsyAtoZ 2019 for the letter ‘i‘. I loved the way it told the story from the viewpoint of the victims, the criminals and the investigators. I have always been fascinated with why people behave a certain way and do the things they do.

JaclynW I just finished this book for my second time in December. I love this book! It is written so well. Because it is true time, it is quite creepy. I too, was taken with how Capote gives you a peek into the lives of these criminals. You really do wonder what makes a person do the things they do. 8mo
Rissreads @JaclynW I am also fascinated with the story of the writer and his relationship with one of the killers so I think I will watch the film ‘Capote‘ tonight. 8mo
Kaye One of my favorites. Every time I read it, and they describe the family on their last day going about their normal daily duties, you know what‘s coming and you just want to yell RUN ! !! To them so they can get away in time. 8mo
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JaclynW @kaye Exactly! 8mo
JaclynW @Rissreads I will have to watch that again. Truman Capote is an interesting man. I've read a bit of his other stuff and liked it too. I'm interested in his relationship with Harper Lee also. A good book about Capote (fictionalized but based on real events) is 8mo
MrsMalaprop Oh yay, just read this too. We should have done a buddy read. 8mo
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readordierachel
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This one seems to fit for #wholiveswhodies, although it's still on my tbr. Maybe this will be the year I read It?

#musicalnewyear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

BarbaraBB One of the best books I ever read! 8mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB Well then, I will definitely try to read it this year! 8mo
merelybookish Well with an endorsement like that @BarbaraBB, I need to read it soon too! 8mo
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BarbaraBB @merelybookish It‘s so good, you‘ll love it. 8mo
Cinfhen One of the best true crime books ever!! Read it @merelybookish @readordierachel 8mo
vivastory I agree with @BarbaraBB & @Cinfhen It's incredible. 8mo
LeahBergen It made me a Capote fan. 👍🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts I reread this one last year ... one of my favorite books 8mo
batsy Count me in as one of the few who have yet to read it 😉 8mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @vivastory @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I can't ignore all this glowing praise!! I will definitely read it this year. 8mo
readordierachel @merelybookish @batsy If you're interested in a low-key buddy read at some point this year lemme know 😉 8mo
batsy I would love to! 🙂 Anytime from April onward is good for me, but should the mood strike you before that... Feel free to give me a shout 😁 @merelybookish 8mo
merelybookish @batsy @readordierachel Yes, I'm game! Hard to argue against all those raves! April onward also works for me. I'm already feeling a bit over-committed before then! 8mo
readordierachel @merelybookish @batsy Yay! Let's shoot for April or May then. We can play it by ear 😀 8mo
readordierachel @batsy @merelybookish Are you ladies still interested in a buddy read of this? I'm leaning toward May or June. 6mo
merelybookish @readordierachel @batsy Sure I'm game! Either works! 6mo
batsy Yes, I sure am! And either month works for me too. @merelybookish 6mo
readordierachel @batsy @merelybookish Wonderful! Let's make it June then. #coldblooded 🙂 6mo
merelybookish 👍👍🗡️ 6mo
readordierachel @merelybookish @batsy I totally spaced on this! 🙈 I'm ready whenever y'all are, if you're still down. 3mo
merelybookish @readordierachel No need to apologise. I also spaced. I'd still like to read it but may need to bump to July. 3mo
readordierachel @merelybookish @batsy works for me. I'm totally flexible. 3mo
batsy @readordierachel @merelybookish No worries at all! It completely slipped my mind, as well. I'm very ok with July 🙂 3mo
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Bookishlie
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My plan for 2019 is to loose some weight and to keep better track of the books I read, and to read more as always:)

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Bookishlie
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Bookishlie, I had visions of a book blog so came up with this. I'm better at litsy then blogs though! They are too much work:)

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MrsMalaprop
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Why did I wait so long to read this #classic #truecrime novel? Brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Now, can I squeeze one more 📖 in before the year‘s end? 🤔📚

Cathythoughts I‘m a huge fan of this book too 👍🏻 9mo
Eva2 This one has been sitting on my bookshelf for years! I really should get around to reading it 😀 9mo
Rissreads Yep! You can! What will you pick? 9mo
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MrsMalaprop @Rissreads Something short 😂. 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Yes you can!! I'm trying to finish 2 I've got going before Tuesday! 9mo
Jeg And you did I see. 😊 9mo
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MrsMalaprop
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Well this may be my final read for 2018. Have been meaning to read this for such a long time...
#currentlyreading #classics #truecrime

Bklover Love this book! 9mo
LeahBergen Ohhh, its GOOD. 9mo
JaclynW I just finished this book for the second time a few weeks ago. It is an excellent book! So well written and a fascinating subject. 9mo
Kaye One of my favorite true crime books. Capote could certainly tell the story....from everyone‘s viewpoint. I‘m not sure how many times I‘ve read it , but I always want to say RUN !!! at the beginning. 9mo
Jeg I think I‘ve read it but might give it another go if I can find it in the library. Look forward to hearing what you think. 9mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Dick Hickock and Perry Smith had #goneaway to Mexico after they brutally killed the Clutter family in 1959. Unfortunately for them though, they decided to come back to the US, where they were hung for their crimes.

I decided to reread this true crime trailblazer on audio. It was fantastic, and I was reminded of just how well Capote weaves a horrific tragedy into a compelling narrative. #winterwonderland

Samplergal One of my all time favorites. I‘ve read it at least ten times. 9mo
emilyhaldi So good (edited) 9mo
LeahBergen A brilliant read. 👏🏻 9mo
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BarbaraBB Such a good book. 9mo
Ruthiella Creepy but compelling! 9mo
Cinfhen My first #TrueCrime and probably one of the greatest 9mo
TrishB @Samplergal 10 times! There‘s very few books I‘ve re-read never mind 10 times! 9mo
Cathythoughts I reread this one this year .... so good 👍🏻 9mo
Samplergal @TrishB well I‘m 63, and I read it when it first came out. My parents never questioned ANY of my book choices. I was lucky. 9mo
TrishB Mine too! I have some frightening memories 😁 9mo
Reviewsbylola @samplergal that‘s how I was with Helter Skelter. And it‘s funny to say @britt_brooke because I know I just commented about how my mom wouldn‘t let me watch Dawson‘s Creek as a teenager but she had no problem with me reading shelter Skelter. On the flip side, I was not allowed to read (edited) 9mo
Samplergal @TrishB 😂😂😂 9mo
Samplergal The only book/tv show I couldn‘t watch was Peyton place. Lol. I was shooed out of the room, but I read the book in between my mom putting it down. I had no idea what I was reading, but I knew it was juicy. 😂 9mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I‘m just seeing this, haha! I think I understand @Mdargusch ‘s priorities and if I‘d have had girls, I might be the same way. 😆 (edited) 9mo
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An unexpected road trip due to a health scare with my mom. (It appears to not be as serious as we initially thought.) Scott Brick and Truman Capote kept me company as I drove though 6 hours of dense fog. I hate not being closer to my aging parents. #audiobook #audible #roadtrip #home

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callielafleur
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Yessss this was so great. A true crime classic to be sure. Beautiful writing, a fascinating story- it really shows the literary side of nonfiction. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves true crime, nonfiction, or lovely sentences. Probably covers just about everybody!

Read this for the True Crime Classic square in the Murderino #ssdgmchallenge @shanebeth

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this from the library right now. Going to start it next. 10mo
cathysaid Loved this...which seems a bit odd to say given the subject matter. You might also like 10mo
JenlovesJT47 Such a great book! Have you read anything else of Truman‘s? 10mo
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Blaire Yep! This is a classic for a reason. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I need to reread this one! 10mo
Cathythoughts Excellent... I reread this one recently 👍🏻🖤❤️ 10mo
RadicalReader @callielafleur fantastic a plus job with quoting the labyrinth my all time favorite movie can and do watch it repeatedly 10mo
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AMVP
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#criterion #adaptation

Feel like I've made this post before, but it's on theme so eh.

Tried reading this book previously, but found it to be rather slow. Think I might be more into "true crime" now, so it's probably due for another shot.

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Agentfalco
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Heartbreaking true story of 4 members of the Clutter family murdered in 1959 Holcomb, Kansas. Capote avoids sensationalising events but uses his exceptional journalistic talents to try to understand the town, residents, murderers, their family upbringing + the fateful choices/events that led them to that night. He doesn‘t give a word 4 word transcription of the trial but concentrates on the personalities, the legal limitations + verdict aftermath.

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callielafleur
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I'm totally shocked Worcester didn't adopt this as their town motto!

But having been there many many times, it's a fair description. 😂

Aimeesue To be fair, the one they went with -"Worcester: no one but Massachusetts natives can pronounce it right" - is just as accurate. ??? 10mo
callielafleur @Aimeesue Ha! Fair enough! 10mo
JSW Hahahaha!! 10mo
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Agentfalco
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“He‘s dying. I don‘t think he minds anymore.”

The mother of Richard Hickock, infamous murderer describing her husband, Richard‘s father‘s state of mind. So incredibly sad - it‘s not just victim and killer but so many others who are affected when a crime is committed.

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Cathythoughts
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#BooksChangeLivesGiveaway

Congratulations 🎉... a major milestone 👍🏻❤️.
In Cold Blood had a huge impact on me. And influenced my desire to understand why people do what they do. I was young reading it , & very shocked & frightened & still I held the question “ why “ ..... Later I would read Crime & Punishment.. another book that made a deep impression on me.

Thankyou for this giveaway 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️

Moray_Reads This is in my TBR. It sounds fascinating. Thanks for entering ❤️ 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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This book is a masterpiece, but it took me awhile to finish it as the subject matter was so distasteful. It is absolutely sickening what these two did to the Clutter family, and “In Cold Blood” describes it perfectly. Yet, somehow Truman was able to show the human side of these two, which makes the whole crime that much more tragic. 5⭐️

#TrueCrime
#TrumanCapote

Samplergal One of my favorites. 10mo
Cathythoughts Excellent book 👍🏻 10mo
Alfrazier21 Such a good book! 10mo
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Gezemice Amazing book. 10mo
Kaye That‘s one of the reasons I like Capote so much. He was able to put the reader on both sides of the story. He certainly didn‘t paint the bad guys as innocent or better than they were but you felt a bit like you were in the car with them at points. The sad thing about this crime is that I doubt it would‘ve happened with only one of them. Both together created the perfect storm. 10mo
JenlovesJT47 @Kaye I completely agree!! I googled about them after I finished reading it and they were talking about how they exhumed their bodies in 2012 in relation to a cold case. It was jarring to think about them in the past tense because I felt I was right there with them while reading the book. Crazy stuff! 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Great review.. it‘s on my TBR shelf, I just need to get to it. I was lucky to come across a 1st edition hardcover in near perfect condition so I snatched it up. I‘ve been told many times that I needed to read it. I hope to very soon! I think it‘s been tagged as the best true crime book ever written. 10mo
JenlovesJT47 @CoverToCoverGirl I hope you like it! It‘s hard to read but very well-written. 10mo
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callielafleur
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"The stamps work, don't they?" ?

Myrtle Clare is my kind of lady, right down to, "I've got my rocker, and a nice wood stove, and a coffee pot, and plenty to read."

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Jilly6183
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Wow. This was so good. I like true crime podcasts and documentaries, but I realized I don't actually read a lot of it, or much of any nonfiction. I often find it too procedural and dry, and as a lawyer, my entire job is focused on the dry and procedural. But this was so well written and engaging that I kept forgetting it was a true story of senseless brutality. Very dark and tragic, but I highly recommend it.

KatieDid927 Still the best of the genre 11mo
vivastory @KatieDid927 Completely agree! 11mo
britt_brooke Capote‘s writing is flawless here. 11mo
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Crazeedi This book was fantastic when I read it years ago. Capote at his best 11mo
Ladygodiva7 I have this book (from a library book sale) been on my shelf for a while. Need to read it! 11mo
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SleepyDragon
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RIP ...

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)
Captivating and rather disturbing. Interesting blend of fact and fiction.

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2543381418

#tbrsupplemental #RtC

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Jilly6183
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1. This is the 12th most recent photo on my phone, but it's actually an old one of me and my niece. She's almost 12 now!
2. Tagged.
3. None, which is great for a change!
4. The hair on my Dammit Doll
5. Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again... 🎶

#humpdaypost @MinDea

tammysue The Golden Girls 💛 11mo
wanderinglynn 🎶 Your heart is true, you‘re a pal & a confident! 11mo
Lcsmcat 🎶 and if you threw a party, invited everyone you knew . . . 11mo
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Jilly6183
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1. Working tomorrow, unfortunately, but will probably spend Sunday watching my niece and nephews' sporting events
2. Eastern Standard
3. I'm not necessarily a seasonal reader so I tagged the book I'm currently reading
4. No, with the exception of To Kill a Mockingbird, which I re-read every 5 years or so
5. 👊🏻👋🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Geeklet ✋ Spreading high fives. ❤️ 11mo
Jilly6183 @Geeklet I'm gonna hit you back, girl! 🖐🏻☺️ 11mo
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Here I am, getting ready to do a little reading on my flight to Portland. All those other frequent flyers can keep their downloaded movies.

SleepyDragon Going to Powell's to restock? Safe travels, friend. 11mo
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Jilly6183
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Missed my train thanks to road work. So I'll be an hour late for work but that means I get an extra 40 minutes to read! 🤷🏼‍♀️

DivineDiana Glass half full! 🙂 11mo
Jilly6183 @DivineDiana Exactly! 11mo
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