In Cold Blood

The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call ‘out there’.

For the category Classic with a capital C It took me a while to get into it, but I liked it tons better than my previous Classic, Despair.  I think the very densely printed lines were the biggest struggle to get used to.

As the complete title says, it’s an account of multiple murder. But calling it just a detective, a chronological story of murder and murderers caught, wouldn’t be sufficient, nor complimenting. This is every piece of the puzzle, from the life of the victims to the trails of the murderers, the homes of the police men and the setting of the court.

Truman Capote calmly sets out the pawns and the play-field, sketching a situation only overlay it with ink later. The account is the main character and it all fits needly together. It’s a slow burner that you will keep close after entering the field.

In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, Truman Capote, Random House 1965

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