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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Jun 05, 11

bookshelves: classics, non-fiction, 2011, crime, awesome-2011, favourites
Read from June 02 to 05, 2011

A disturbing piece of masterpiece that details the killings which occurred in an obscure village in 1959. This book redefines perspective in a manner unlike any other which I have read. Capote does an effective job disorienting your moral compass making you sympathize with the perps at one instant and forcing you to feel confused later in the story. He expertly channels all the finer elements of a biography and novel making this much more enjoyable than they usually tend to be.

Although this is a great book it doesn't make me care about the genre of true crime. If not for Capote writing skills all those accumulated facts and background information wouldn't have been able to save the book no matter how much I'm interested in the details behind the crime.
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Ayushi Great review . I loved this one. Critics say it gave rise to the genre of "novelistic non fiction"


Sridatta yeah and i too loved it despite a slow start. would've given 4.5 if there was one in goodreads :)


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