Author Rating: A

In Cold Blood (read 1980 something) Recommended

A non-fiction book published in 1966 detailing the 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a successful farmer from Holcomb, Kansas, his wife, and two of their four children. It is an examination of the complex psychological relationship between two parolees who together commit a mass murder as well as an exploration ofthe lives of the victims and the effect of the crime on the community where they lived.

La Côte Basque 1965 (not yet read)

This looks like fun.

… the first installment of Truman Capote’s planned roman à clef, Answered Prayers, dropped like a bomb on New York society when it appeared in Esquire’s November 1975 issue. Iced out by the friends he’d skewered—such of his “swans” as Slim Keith, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Babe Paley—Capote began his slide into an early grave.

Other Voices, Other Rooms (not yet read)

A semi-autobiographical novel about a 13-year-old boy.