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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

Justin_C, May 29, 2006

Hello readers, my name is Justin. I am a 16 year old attending high school and a I read this book in my grade 10 english class. I found the novel to be an excellent display of english literature. Capote?s writing style was captivating and I was continuously intrigued by the novel. In Cold Blood is a nonfiction book about a multiple murder of a family in Kansas in 1959. Capote tells you the outcome of In Cold Blood from the start, yet Capote still manages to build suspense. More surprisingly, Capote creates sympathy for the murderers even though he still tells you all the horrible details of the crime. The novel is slow and detailed. Capote takes his time describing the people and places involved in the murder. Since he paces himself and uses so much detail, he creates a sort of suspense, like you might expect in a fiction novel. Capote also allows different voices to tell the story, creating an understanding between the readers and the murderers, the readers and the victims, and all the other characters in this event--townspeople, investigators, friends of the family. This intimacy leads to sympathy, which can sometimes be disturbing because you find yourself thinking how can you be so disgusted by this murder and yet still see the humanity in the murderers?
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