in cold blood book review


Hi Bookworms! so I have this book that I bought a long long time ago but never get to read it. Lately, I have been browsing at my mini library and saw this book. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote. It’s a pretty chilling title, yet it’s an American classic and deemed as one of the first true crime book of its genre. 

Not really sure what made me forget to read about this book before, which is kind of a shame because this has a very compelling title, and I’m sure most of you guys have already read it. Well, finally, I did finish it eventually, and here’s my two cents on this book; Though I love the bone-chilling title and I love the Capote movie, I was actually surprised that the book was a snoozefest on me. I almost couldn’t stand it and I felt the need to stake my eyelids to keep it open 🙂 I guess it’s the “old style” of writing. It felt like a whole load of interviews and news reports all rolled into one and transformed into a novel. There was a lot of declaration going on that it seemed most of the time, just monotonous. 

As for the story, it’s really shocking and sad. Can you imagine what a news that must be in Holcomb, Kansas during that time? and as for the author, Truman Capote really had a way with words, but there’s some element of empathy towards the suspects in there, and perhaps some of the parts were fictionalized. It’s only close to the end of the book that it recaptured my interest and overall it’s not that bad. It’s just a different book written in a different time. It may not be that impressive now, but I can totally understand why it was popular before. 


If you haven’t read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, you can buy the book HERE or listen to the audiobook HERE.


Have fun reading guys!


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