Thursday, 13 December 2012

Non-Fiction Reads: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


In Cold Blood grips you from the start. For it is a real story retold with every detail pinpointed and outlined. When first published in the 1959 New Yorker as a series, the work was regarded as a first non-fiction work to be written in the garb of fiction. Rest assured, this word dressing doesn't affect the razor-edge atmosphere that the whirl of words create. 

Right from the shocking murder of a farmer's family at a sleepy American village to the arrest and execution of the murderers, Capote has painstakingly covered every detail. The result is a amazing study of the murderers and their psychology. The book is our recommendation as the crime reporter's handbook. As a reader, haven't read non-fiction crime literature as focused and dedicated as this one. The book we bookworms will always remember Capote for.      

(Article by Snehith Kumbla) 

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