Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Published: 1966
Language: English
Pages: 336
Rating: 4/5

In this book, Capote reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a farmer, his wife and two children in Kansas, looking at the event before and in itself, as well as the time after.

This is one of the first true crime books I've ever read and it was quite an intense experience (in a good way).

The book contains a detailed account of not only the murders, but of all the people involved and it was absolutely fascinating to get to know them; it actually gets so much in the head of them that this reads almost like fiction. It feels like Capote writes with genuine interest, not only in the grisly details of the story, but in everything.

The writing style is very good and paints a vivid picture of the places we go and the people we meet, as well as the time all of this happened in. It's an odd thing to say about a book that deals with this matter, but the storytelling borders on beautiful.

I will say, not all the details of this story were of equal interest to me as a reader, but otherwise, this was excellent and well worth the read for anyone who enjoys reading about crime, both fiction and nonfiction.
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