In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – a literary mixtape

I have read ‘In Cold Blood’. I really enjoyed the way Kate reviewed it (in songs).

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It’s ludicrous that I haven’t read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote until now. I thought I was the only person who hadn’t read it (although Bonnie fessed up that she hasn’t either).

There’s nothing left to say about this book – it’s genre-defining; it’s clearly a touchstone for many books since (I’m looking at you We Were the Mulvaneys); it’s absolutely gripping; and it’s beautifully written.

So instead of a review, I’m going to retell the story in songs. Of course, you’ll understand my sequence of choices because you’ve read the book. Note: the Flashdance inclusion is relevant for the song title only!

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2 thoughts on “In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – a literary mixtape

  1. I started reading it about 50 years ago for the first time and was too bored to finish. Next time, 10 years ago, I thought it is a masterpiece.
    Maybe you needed to wait so long?

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    1. I read it some years ago, H. I agree though that it’s a book that you need to read at the right time for you (whenever that might be). It is a masterpiece, but I wouldn’t have thought so if I’d read it in my teens or twenties.

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