Wednesday 15 June 2016

Book Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 2008 (1958)
Pages: 157
Format: Paperback
Genre: Modern Classics
Source: Bought Copy

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Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is a brilliant glimmer of the excitement of 40's New York. Holly Golightly - brashly beautiful with a slim black dress, a mysterious past and dark glasses over varicoloured eyes - entrances all the men she meets, including the young writer living above her, though her recklessness may yet catch up with her. Also containing three short stories, this edition shows the elegance and warmth of Capote's writing at its most flawless. (Goodreads Synopsis)

Breakfast at Tiffany's was an interesting read, not least in terms of seeing the extent to which the movie deviated from the original story. The overall feel is much darker in the book, and Holly less likeable. The ending, too, is very different. It was enjoyable, but I actually preferred some of the other short stories included in the edition I read.

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