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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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A charming little anecdote about some ruby-rare bright young thing & ensuing crew--delightly-ful! To be read in a complete sitting in some secret well-lit garden with a basket of tea and crumpets. Necessary as stress relief and sweet as a caramel. Another plus for the already egotistical NYC, Holly Golightly is heavily embossed onto the overall structure, asphalt jungle, itself.
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Reading Progress

June 5, 2014 – Started Reading
June 5, 2014 – Shelved
June 6, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Terri (new)

Terri I loved it when I read it as a young girl. I never realized she was a prostitute til I reread it as an adult. Then I found it depressing because that was the only way she could escape. I need therapy...years of it! Ha!


Fabian No... it's everyone else who's crazy! How are you?!?! I am so glad we still keep in touch after all these years! But it's a cute book-- the whole love story on the screen is weak-- imagine a GAY man with THE Audrey Hep? Hip! Anyway, hope all is well! Hugs...


message 3: by Terri (new)

Terri Yes, I LOVE to stay in touch! We are fine-still teaching at EPCC. I am having Cornea transplants in both eyes in the next few months. My vision has really deteriorated and has comprised my ability to read. I will be happy to get that done so I can get back to reading! Hugs to you!


Fabian Oh Mrs. Flick I wish you the best of luck with the surgery. It's really scary to think about--but since we are living in 2014 the scare is superfluous. Keep me posted on any news! Love, F.


message 5: by Greg (new) - added it

Greg Capote is amazing, I must read this one!


message 6: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Meadows Perfectly encapsulated!


Fabian Rae wrote: "Perfectly encapsulated!"
Thanks!


message 8: by Kenny (new) - added it

Kenny Terri wrote: "I loved it when I read it as a young girl. I never realized she was a prostitute til I reread it as an adult. Then I found it depressing because that was the only way she could escape. I need thera..." Holly was not a prostitute. She was a call girl. There was a huge difference between the two back in the period when this book was written.


message 9: by Kenny (new) - added it

Kenny I read in my early teens, (13?). This is the book that took me to being an adult reader. To this day it remains one of my favorites.


message 10: by Greg (new) - added it

Greg Fabian, well, I do have a private porch high among the tree-tops and beer and pretzels handy, but I think that will do for a reading of this book.


message 11: by Don (new) - rated it 4 stars

Don It's a wonderful little book. I agree that the romance in the film doesn't work. Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe for the role of Holly and himself as Fred. I'm glad Audrey Hepburn was cast instead.


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