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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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Jan 13, 09

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Contains not only the story Breakfast at Tiffany's but also 3 other tales: the Diamond Guitar, the House of Flowers and A Christmas Memory. All stories are brilliant. Written in a style which is a happy medium between complexity and simplicity, Capote's strength lies not in his plots (for there are none) but in his characters. Holly Golightly isn't just your average vapid pretty young thing; she's longing for freedom and for perfection; which she finds in Tiffany's. The old lady in A Christmas Memory is young at heart; and Capote actually achieves this without using the hackneyed phrase 'young at heart' to describe her. He doesn't need to; his characterisation is simply that good.
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