Tragic, haunting, emotive
This true story takes the reader from one emotional perspective to another emotional perspective. It raises issues about the American legal system that still need answering in society today.
This book is shocking because it is true , how it was and is incredibly brilliant because you experience many perspectives.
Beautifully written, wonderfully read.
Hickok and Smith just seem like a couple of ordinary young men. Smarter than most , but capable of true evil. They remind me of Adolf Eichmann.
The way Capote is able to humanise these two vile people.
How close are we to evil?
The best non fiction murder thriller ever written. Reads like fiction and narrated with absolute brilliance ! The author gets into the minds of everyone involved and wraps everything up in style. Highly recommend !
Fantastic, entertaining - grt book - i would sit in my driveway to listen for another few mins.
Tense, realistic, slightly predictable
I didn't end up finishing the very end of this book, as it kind of watered down towards the end. However, the first part of the book was great -- intense, realistic, a slice of a certain kind of life. Glad I read it.
This book is so well written and the story really grabs your attention and keeps it
All of them. Honestly. Scott Brick is my narrating hero. I wish he could narrate ALL the books!
Scott Brick could read the phone book and you would be entertained for hours. He's a truly gifted narrator :)
I really disliked the narration and found him putting me to sleep. You hear a lot about capote and this story so I had to give it a try, so glad it's over.
Capote's genre changing book is wonderfully perforned and presented in such a way as to give it a real freshness and tension that keeps you listening.
This was another book that is hard for me to rate...
Firstly, I must say that I listened to the audiobook narrated by Scott Brick. If I had been reading a physical copy of the book there is NO WAY I would have finished it. From memory, it took at least a couple of hours for the 'story' to actually get started. I felt very guilty for wishing the killing would start already, knowing that these were real people.
I knew nothing of the Clutter family or their murders before reading this book. I knew nothing of this book except its name, its author, and the fact that it was supposed to be a 'big deal'. I've read a little online in the past couple of days about all the controversy surrounding the writing of this book, and that doesn't really interest me at all.
To date I've probably read ten or twelve true crime books, and I'm afraid to say that I didn't find this one to be all that special. I mean no disrespect to the Clutter family, I do not wish to detract from the horror they faced that night. I just mean that for me, the book could have been written by anyone about any crime. I've not read anything else by Capote and I'm not really interested in doing so. His writing was good, don't get me wrong, but this wasn't a stand-out for me.