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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, classics

Every once in a while I feel the need to get a couple of IQ points back by reading something that is considered a "classic" or won prizes or whatever.



So, this book is based on a real murder that happened way back in the 1950's. A family was killed in a small town in Kansas and it was a big deal. Not like these days. We hardly flinch anymore when the weekly killing spree is on the news. Truman Capote was super obsessed with this case and took his buddy, Harper Lee, with him to Kansas where they interviewed everyone extensively in this small town. This book was the result and took him 6 years to get out. He insisted that it is completely factual even though he was called a filthy liar with pants on fire because "they" say he made some things up. Personally, I don't care. The book is good whether or not he exaggerated or gave "alternative facts." Again, sign of the times. We are so used to facts being spun that we don't even expect absolute truth anymore.



The only thing that was difficult for me with this book was the unbelievably descriptive writing. I have little patience for long flowing sentences with many many adjectives to describe a wheat field. I die of boredom really easily. It's a problem. But, I pressed through it because I am brave like that, and I found myself very immersed in the story. I don't know if it is because all of that purple prose got my mind envisioning the story better than others or what, but it worked. Still not a converted fan of the excess adjectives though. I made ONE exception. Can I go back to my vampire smut books now?


Cool! See ya!
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2017 – Shelved
April 21, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 5, 2017 – Started Reading
July 6, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 6, 2017 – Shelved as: classics
July 6, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 2: by Mei (new)

Mei Hahaha!!!
In the office I have this really confortable, grey, upholstered chair which is on wheels too so I can roll from one desk to the other easyly like flowing on the real calm water of a wonderful lake that is my working space..... and if I rubb it is sighs so nicely, like music! LMAOOOOOOO_OOOOOO_oooooo_.....

Love your review, Jilly!!!!


Jilly Monty - Yeah, girl!! ;D
That's what I'm talking about!

Mei - I'm sorry I fell asleep for a minute there. You were saying? haha!


message 4: by Mei (new)

Mei Jilly wrote: "Monty - Yeah, girl!! ;D
That's what I'm talking about!

Mei - I'm sorry I fell asleep for a minute there. You were saying? haha!"


(I was being flowery and overdescriptive...) zzzzz.....


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* *rubs leather* I'm dying!


Jilly Mei - yeah, I figured that out when I went into a coma for a minute while reading your comment. ;P

Shelby- IKR? I see a whole new level of smut for our fellow scientists to read - car smut. (It's probably already out there. ;))


Choko Love you, love the book, and thoroughly enjoyed the review! Go back to the comfort food, I mean Vampire smut, now. All is well with the world 🙂


Jilly Choko wrote: "Love you, love the book, and thoroughly enjoyed the review! Go back to the comfort food, I mean Vampire smut, now. All is well with the world 🙂"

Thank you, Choko!!
Done and done! :)


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Jilly wrote: "Mei - yeah, I figured that out when I went into a coma for a minute while reading your comment. ;P

Shelby- IKR? I see a whole new level of smut for our fellow scientists to read - car smut. (It's ..."


I think it is. I've seen some smut that I never imagined I would see. Not that I've read any of it or nothing. :D


Jilly oh no, of course you haven't, Shelby! None of our groups have creepy- porn reading habits.


message 11: by Candace (new) - added it

Candace Fantastic review, Jilly! :)


Jilly Thank you, Candace! :)


message 13: by Amber (new)

Amber I totally feel the same way about the IQ points. Lol!


Jilly Amber wrote: "I totally feel the same way about the IQ points. Lol!"

Yes, and it's been a while, so I might need to break out a classic again soon. ....after I've read a few more mind-candy books. ;)


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