Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

64. In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote

Started: May 23, 2011
Finished: May 24, 2011

I've probably read this book five or six times before over the last twenty years, but I did a bunch of research into Capote's relationship with Perry Smith before reading it this time because I wanted to see just how pronounced Capote's bias toward Smith would seem. And, yes, there definitely is many more words spent on Smith than on Hickock, but I didn't think the bias was overdone. In fact, Hickock gets much more attention in the final thirty or so pages leading up to their execution, even getting in some pretty insightful observations about how Smith was viewed by the other death row inmates. Anyways, this is still a great read. I'll probably do it again in another five or six years. 343 pages. Grade: A+
Total # of books read in 2011: 64
Total # of pages read in 2011: 16,406

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