Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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“She’s dead!” “It’s true, Daddy! Nancy’s dead!” (page 60). Truman Capote starts the book, In Cold Blood off by explaining how the innocent family of four, Mr. Clutter (Herb), Ms. Clutter (Bonnie), their daughter, Nancy Clutter, and their son, Kenyon Clutter, were brutally murdered in their home on November 15, 1959. But does not give a motive as to why they were killed. As Truman goes back and retraces the murder, he does a really good job of using a unique style to convey the tone of this book. He first starts by being very descriptive of how the land around him is. Also uses a large amount of characterization. The setting and characterization Capote uses, both play a very big part in conveying the tone of this book.
“The village of Holcomb stands on
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The book begins and end with very detailed descriptions of the surrounding land. Also with a lot of history of the town, and its people. This book is not for somebody who isn't the biggest history nut, like myself, because about 90% is all retracing the steps up to the actual murder. So if referring this book to somebody they should know that unless they want every detail before, after, and during, the murder this book isn't for them. When I was referred to this book I wasn't informed of all the history leading up to the murder. I thought that is was going to be about the murder or a family, and catching the killers. But it's not, until you get all the way to the end of the book. Then the suspense picks up, and you can’t put the book down because you want to find out every detail of the family's tragedy. This was a very good book with a great storyline, and would definitely recommend this book to someone if I knew that this was the kind of stuff they are in

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