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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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May 27, 09


This novella was almost completely pointless and the type of literature I deeply despise in which style is supposed to count for so much. Ivana Humpalot—or whatever the hell the white trash, damaged goods character’s name is—was uninteresting to the point of annoying. The only reason I read this to the end was because it is so widely read in America that I felt it was necessary to plow through it for the sake of gaining a bit of cultural literacy, cultural literacy that this book hardly merits. I just didn’t get this. I have never been able to watch the movie so it’s probably just me. Capote had absolutely nothing to say about American society, at least any sort of American society in which normal people make their way on a daily basis. Why does so much of our literature completely ignore day-to-day life for average people?
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