Genres: Non-fiction, True Crime
In Cold Blood tells the true story of the gruesome murder of the Clutter family, and the subsequent hunt for the killers.
I’ve been looking forward to read this for a while! In Cold Blood is Truman Capote’s most famous work, the last book he ever finished, and has been on my list for many years now. I decided to pick it up as an audiobook, and I’m a bit disappointed to say that it’s not a book that worked for me in audio. I’m sure this influenced in some capacity my enjoyment of the book in general. It’s not that the narrator isn’t good, he is, but the writing style sounds pretentious and a bit repetitive when read out loud.
My main issue with In Cold Blood is that the articles I read on the case and on Truman Capote’s relationships with the killers were far more entrancing and interesting than the book he wrote, and I was reading up on the case so much while I read it just to hype myself up for the book – which I wasn’t too excited about. It felt strange and a bit wrong that In Cold Blood focused so much on the killers and we don’t really get much about the victims. Which I understand, since Capote spent years interviewing the killers and never met the Clutter family.