I'm a teacher; I should read more than I sew.
I've started and put down this novel at least 3 times in my life. I am a reader but there was something about the book that always put me off and I figured it out: the side-by-side story telling was difficult for me to read but it was fun to listen to; I was better able to appreciate the story of the family and of the killers.
It felt as though the voice of Brick fit with the time of the story (I know that sounds dumb).
I know it is supposed to be the first true crime novel and a masterpiece, but I felt the end was a little drawn out.
You feel like you know all the people involved....so sad....such a waste...the Clutter family is your neighbor next door...it could happen to anyone
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.