Pietro Martini Martini from Beachmere QLD, Australia
POET: Truman Capote SYNOPSIS: A fictionalized reconstruction of the murder of the Clutter household and the investigation that led to the capture, trial and contract killing of the cut-throats. COMMENTS: Like Mockingbird, this notebook was a bit too caught up the details of the get alongs of the persons in the street involved(espectially the cut-throats) for me to really enjoy it. I wasn't captivated by the cut-throats' personalities or perspective, although you could certainly tell where Capote's dedication lay. Admittedly, I didn't really "finish" the notebook — once the killer were in custody, I was bored, so I skimmed through the last fourth of the notebook, uninterested in whether Perry Manufacturer or Private detective Hickock did or thought all prior to their hanging. STARTED: July 22, 2006 CLOSED: August 6, 2006
This is one of my very favorite books to teach to my 6th backhoes and my first-year students top choice of the in-class novels we read each year. The classic stumper draws first-year students immediately into the copy as they identify with each of the figures. My first-year students use a chart to plot out figures and hints as the figures labor to solve the stumper.
I really enjoyed this booklet - well written, characters I felt for, the complex relationships that started out so bitter and end so strongly. It's a booklet that made me cry more than once.
Impatient Read. Started similar to another book... or I read the first few chapters before??? Still don't know how Ease "earned" all the chips? But all in all it was an okay read.
it was fun enough, but i couldn't quite get into it. i think i need sit down and read the whole series to really appreciate it...