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Breakfast at Tiffany's
I’m struggling to figure out what makes this quite so great, it could be Truman’s beautiful limpid style which winds its sentences through your inner ear so that you might think that language itself had been melted and turned into vanilla frosting or it could be that this is the sweet sad little tale of a guy who met this creature and got stuck permanently in the friend zone, and kind of almost didn’t really mind because at least the friend zone was something and not nothing, that’s how entranced he was, or it could be that one of the major characters is a cat. It could be that it’s funny, and kind, and that Holly says some really surprising things (just to mention one, that she thinks people of the same sex should be allowed to get married – in 1958!). But this novelette is a small 100 page thing, a drifting fragrance, a single chord, a glint, a hello then goodbye too soon, too soon – ah yes, itself therefore being the perfect embodiment of the Holly Golightly experience. So, of course – that’s why.
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June 14, 2015 – Started Reading
June 14, 2015 – Shelved
June 14, 2015 –31.85% "this is a reread - I couldn't remember anything about the book - Audrey Hepburn had taken over my whole memory.... did any movie star embody any literary character so perfectly? - but I'm remembering now that the book is way saucier than the film, not so surprisingly"
June 15, 2015 – Shelved as: novels
June 15, 2015 – Finished Reading