In Cold Blood
Controversial and compelling, "In Cold Blood" reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on... show more
Controversial and compelling, "In Cold Blood" reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickcock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.
Publish date: February 3rd 2000
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and t...
Im Jahr 1959 wird im kleinen Ort Holcomb in Kansas die hochangesehene vierköpfige Familie Clutter in ihrem Haus ermordet aufgefunden. Wochen danach werden die beiden Täter gefasst und später an den Galgen gebracht. Der Autor Truman Capote recherchiert, setzt sich mit Tätern und Opfern auseinander un...
I discovered this book through reading To Kill a Mockingbird namely because my bookclub mentioned that Harper Lee and Truman Capote were quite good friends (and Capote even dedicates this book to her at the beginning). Anyway, I also thought the title was really cool (and Capote sounded like he was ...
7/6 - The original true crime novel. These days the murder of a family during a home invasion isn't as shocking as it was when In Cold Blood was written, so the description of the crime, and the scene afterward, didn't really bother me. The preceding description of the Clutters' final hours was more...
I've never read another book like this. It's a multiple murder tale told from everyone's point of view. Nothing is biased. The reader isn't lead at all. It's easy to feel empathy for each character. Great example of the whole walk a mile in my shoes and at the same time it completely illustrate...