I had read good things about this book, but I just could never get interested in it. I was expecting more suspense and it never appeared. I couldn't wait to get to the end, not because I was interested in the fate of the murderers, but so that I could move on to another book. It wasn't a bad read, just wasn't interesting enough for me.
No. It was very slow. Nothing exciting. I just expected more. Although the book really gave a good amount of detail on the characters, it just never gave me goose bumps or any feeling of nervousness. Just blah but was an ok listen during a long commute.
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This was a remarkable book that I should have read in high school, but didn't. The characters come to life as does the story, even as it meanders down rabbit trails. The pictures he paints are vivid, and even though the book is old, it's wonderful.The occasional offensive words scattered throughout the book are dark but an important reminder of a time past.
Being a big fan of Harper lee and reading that she did all the legwork for this book gave me high hopes.
I can't imagine
Probably not if it was done in the written time frame.
This is my first crime novel, and at first the beautiful language worried me. I thought it would take away from the serious and horrid nature of the crimes discussed. But it didn't. It helped convey the human side of this tragedy, not only for the victims but for all those involved. The narration was great, with superb diction and character differentiation. I really want to know more about this case now, and perhaps rematch the movie with Phillip Seymour Hoffman that I haven't seen since it was first out. I can't wait to get another Capote book under my belt.
A captivating story, told brilliantly, performed flawlessly. I finished it in less than two days. Had I started earlier on the first day, I wouldn't have needed day two.
I've just read some rather vehement critiques of Scott Brick's style - but it works for this classic. His toned-down approach, with a slight drawl, matches the implacable pace of the novel. This is a long, chilling - and worthy - listen.
Learning about the crime and how it was solved was very interesting. The book was too long and I got bored listening after a while. Opt for the abridged version.