In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

 

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad it was a success, guys! I still have my copy and want to finish it. Maybe I can make the next meet up.

    March 15, 2013

  • Steven N.

    Interesting logic...

    March 15, 2013

  • Jesús

    Address is wrong... correct one here:
    3432 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19104

    March 14, 2013

  • Steven N.

    Not able to attend because I live in Cinci, however, I'll participate in the discussions. BTW, I used to live and work in Philly many years ago.
    I am familiar with the book and would like to read other readers' opinions about it here. I write Crime and Suspense novels myself and would be interested to see other readers' thoughts on this Capote's novel. Also, I'd like to mention that Dostoyevsky's Crime & Punishment novel could be used for some comparisons. Capote had to be familiar with it when he wrote his book.

    March 14, 2013

  • Laura K.

    I'm sorry, I won't be able to make it after all!

    March 14, 2013

  • Renee C

    I may be late. Would getting there at 8 be too late?

    March 13, 2013

    • Paul

      That's fine.

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aughhh!!!!! I can't make it after all. Sorry guys. Maybe next meet up I can join. Enjoy yourselves!

    March 13, 2013

  • Kara

    I'm in Boston for work, back Friday. Enjoy.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jane M.

    The book was great, but I will not be able to attend the meetup :-(

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Like I said, I may have to duck out early. I did read part of the book tonight and it's pretty good so far. I plan on reading more this morning. I woke up about 20 minutes ago from this trippy dream. I doubt it had anything to do with the book. I'm also very glad that I like oysters! I'll see everyone there. Ciao!

    March 13, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    Any reason for the venue change?

    March 12, 2013

    • Matthew J.

      Cool. I've never been to this new place

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll need to duck out early, but I bet it will be a good time!

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might be able to make it. Philly cab runs 24/7- even in the sticks. I'll ask my friend to print out a train map for me. Bottom's up! I love a good bedtime story!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I can't make it after all. Does someone live near the Warminster area? Cabs stop running around 11 or so. That makes me nervous.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there!

    March 12, 2013

  • Addie

    Unfortunately, I will now be out of town. Looking forward to the next book club!

    March 11, 2013

  • Brian

    March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, that sounds like an awful lot of fun, so maybe a little of both. It might have to go that route, too since I have a busy week ahead of me. Where are we meeting? I can't really suggest anywhere except Reading terminal or the Fox and the Hound. I'm not familiar enough with Philly.

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I bought a copy last night. Should I start it now, or wait until we meet up?

    March 10, 2013

    • Brian

      Read it now. It is okay if you don't finish.

      March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      okey-doke.

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, does anyone live in the Warminster area? I live on street rd. Jefferson on the Creek apartments, (Yeah, those apartments,) It's nice, there, trust me. The book is a bit of an irony, I must say due to recent events. e-mail me: mvmfunkycat@yahoo

    March 10, 2013

  • Brian

    Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323951904578290341604113984.html

    I thought this was to pertinent that not posting it would be a crime for those who missed it. Enjoy!

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've never read this book either, but I've heard it's awsome and I can't wait to read it. Where are we meeting?

      March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tina, will you be going to the meet?

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many want to read Capote so far?

    March 8, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    Has anyone read Amy Michael Chabon? I've had Kavalier and Clay for a while and have been meaning to crack it open. Could be good for a discussion.

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Paul, Capote sounds AWESOME! Where do you think we should meet?

      March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How many for Capote, so far?

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm more partial to Capote than the other, but either will suffice. Let me know of the meeting place soon.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm game. Need to know soon where to meet. I live in Warminster, so I'll have to make arrangements with map and public transport.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Keep me in the know about location. I can't wait to be there!

    February 19, 2013

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