In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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

This nonfiction classic spurred the revolution of what has become the true-crime phenomenon. The pioneering true story follows two ex-cons, their murderous actions, and the investigation that ultimately brought them down. Perhaps having high expectations for this book is what led to my perceptions of mediocrity. Perhaps I have read too much nonfiction lately. Perhaps I have been desensitized by the true-crime stories that have followed it. Or perhaps I just didn’t like the slow southern storytelling which really irritated me. Regardless, I did appreciate the story. It just didn’t blow me away, and I wanted it to. Three stars.

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