Review Of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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The novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote. The novel tells the true story of the murder of the Clutter family in Kansas, in 1959. CliffNotes, archives “The book is written as if it were a novel, complete with dialog, and is what Truman Capote referred to as "New Journalism" — the nonfiction novel.” In Cold Blood was first published in four parts of The New Yorker. Capote then released the novel in 1965, after six years of hard work and dedication to the novel. In Cold Blood was Capote’s last novel. He read about the crime in a magazine and began his research in Kansas. The themes Capote worked into his novel were well laid out perfectly and this novel was his biggest accomplishments.
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The actual story behind this novel is about how much work he put into it and the time he spent on it. The experience took a huge toll on him, physically and mentally. A few years after the novel was published, he started to pop pills and go downhill. Though this novel was a bestseller, everything comes with a cost. Capote used suspense to tie the novel together and to leave everyone wondering what would be in the next chapter. He portrayed Dick and Perry as point blank serial killers. The way he had explained each death of the people in the Clutter’s family was horrific. In Cold Blood was the best and worst thing to ever happen to Capote.
Throughout America many murders are committed every single day. Murderers tend to lack remorse for people which can be traced back to them having physiological issues. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a prime example of this disastrous crime. The Clutter family was slaughtered by Dick Hickock and Perry Smith in Holcomb, Kansas. Literary Reference Center archives “A cinematic method is particularly noticeable in the earlier part of the work, where Capote cuts back and forth between the murderers and the victims as the knot tightens and their paths

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