In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

By Truman Capote

  • Release Date: 1994-02-01
  • Genre: True Crime
In Cold Blood book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 979 Ratings)

In Cold Blood Truman Capote Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The most famous true crime novel of all time "chills the blood and exercises the intelligence" (The New York Review of Books)and haunted its author long after he finished writing it.

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. 

In one of the first non-fiction novels ever written, Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, generating 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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User reviews about this book

  • Masterpiece

    5
    By BirdoWorky
    Phenomenal book. Truman Capote truly was one of a kind.
  • Required for school, slow and boring

    2
    By Reddit_Degenerate
    Not my cup of tea
  • An American Treasure

    5
    By Steamboat Mark
    Beautifully written
  • Great Book and Fairly Appealing

    4
    By AnotherUnknownMan
    In Cold Blood should be a 4 starred novel. When reading through a book, I tend to slowly read what is interesting to me. This book has had me read at a crawling pace multiple times to understand the content in detail. In Cold Blood has made me remember why reading books can be sometimes interesting. It also makes me want to read more of the book to see what happens. Once I got to the middle, the book took a turn and made me feel like these guys are kind of ‘average Joes’ that wanted to do something different. At the end, I felt somewhat sympathetic for them; I wanted to do more for proper justice. The book purposefully does not want to reach every audience that exists, but it can be read by nearly anyone interested in reading nonfiction novels.
  • Good Book

    4
    By Ozcrome
    I enjoyed this book far more than I expected although there were parts where nothing significant was added to the experience and which slowed the pace of the book. I am glad I read it since it is a landmark book in its genre.
  • Not a audiobook

    1
    By bddvei
    It was on the audiobook page so I bought for $12.99 but now it will not read it to me.
  • Bored

    1
    By notgnimer76
    I was so bored with this book I couldn’t even finish it.
  • Good book

    5
    By VenStacey
    Well written! I love his writing style. As someone else mentioned here it’s a true story that reads like a fiction which makes it hard to put down
  • Capote

    5
    By Kathyvalois
    Best true crime ever.(and the first written in novel form).
  • In Cold Blood

    5
    By Danny 10XXXX
    Awesome read! Loved the movie as well!

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