Good morning everyone! I hope that you have been having a great week this week! I am so glad that it is almost Friday and we don’t have too many plans for this weekend so I think it will be a good reading weekend! In the meantime, I’ve got a book review for you today of both a recent purchase and a recent read. I’ve been wanting to read more of Truman Capote’s works ever since I finished In Cold Blood. I really love him as an author and would like to work my way through all of his works this year. This story is shorter than a normal novel (although I’m not sure it is considered a short story either) and so this review will be a little shorter than normal.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s was next on my list as I’ve never actually read the book (and have only seen bits of the movie). You can read a full description of the book HERE.
Once again, Truman Capote has just amazed me. He can take the most mundane everyday situation and turn it into something magical simply by using words. His writing is incredible and even though this is almost a short story, it still is just as amazing and magical as a longer work.
We follow a character, Holly, who I’m sure most people have come into contact with in their real lives and that is something else that I loved about this story. I have known a couple of “Holly’s” and that made the story even more relatable. She is a flighty and naive and a wonderful “break” from the norm. She can be frustrating at times, but overall is such a fun character to read about.
Our main character (the person who we see the story through), is one that anyone who knows a “Holly” will be able to relate to. I really enjoyed this as a third party viewer to a overall one sided friendship. Capote shares this story through the eyes of someone who is wrapped up in the whole idea of Holly and her world.
Overall it was a very enjoyable book and I highly recommend it!