Breakfast at Tiffany’s ~ by Truman Capote

(* This was filed under August and I never got it reposted on  the blog.  I read it in August 2017 – while I was in ND)

Oh,  I’ve wanted to read this for a long, long time.  I saw the movie when I was about 14 years old and loved it – loved Audrey Hepburn, loved Moon River – cried in my popcorn all the way through.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Truman Capote
1958 / 194 pages 
read by Michael C. Hall
rating:  9.5 –  classic fiction 
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So here I am,  50+ years later finally reading the book.  I read In Cold Blood and very much enjoyed it,  also read some gossipy thing by Capote and his Christmas book.

At only 125 pages this is a novella really,   one of those in which every word counts.  More than a short story, but less than a full novel with a one-thread plot and great characters .  It’s like Daisy Miller by Henry James in several ways –  a flirtatious young woman alone in an exotic place where the 1st person protagonist watches her and reports.  There are a few more similarities,  but that’s enough – the stories are both exceptional,   but they’re basically quite different.

Holly Golightly lives in an apartment in New York and meets a neighbor who narrates the story.  It turns out that Holly is more than a bit flighty – I supposed she lives up to her name – and she’s involved in some illicit activities,  making money where she can,  and so on.   She’s come a long way from some tragic beginnings but will she find love and happiness doing what she’s doing?

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2 Responses to Breakfast at Tiffany’s ~ by Truman Capote

  1. jameswharris says:

    I was incredibly impressed with Breakfast at Tiffany’s when I listened to it a couple years back.

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