I've never read anything by Truman Capote before because, well, he gave me the creeps. However, I must say, he is/was an excellent writer. He made this sad tale come alive--I could vividly picture Holcomb, Kansas, the Clutter family and Perry Smith and Dick Hickock--the two weaselly murderers. I read somewhere that this book was a turning point for the true crime genre; gave it a deserving place on the bookshelf. According to TCM the movie will be on this week--with Robert Blake, another person with a sad story.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: HV6533.K3 C3 1965
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Diane Gennuso, Student Teaching Advisor, Antelope Valley Campus