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In Cold Bloodby Truman Capote

"At the time not a soul in sleeping Holcomb heard them—four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives. But afterward the townspeople, theretofore sufficiently unfearful of each other to seldom trouble to lock their doors, found fantasy re-creating them over and again—those somber explosions that stimulated fires of mistrust in the glare of which many old neighbors viewed each other strangely, and as strangers" (Capote 5).
For every chapter written about the Clutter family, it makes the reader sympathize about the family. the book gIves details referring their last moments when they were alive. The Clutters set about their business as if it was any other day. For starters, "ordinarily, Mr. Clutter's mornings began at six-thirty; clanging milk pails and the whispery chatter of the boys who brought them, two sons of a hired man named Vic Irsik, who usually roused him" (Capote 7).The crime was fitting to the title of the novel, and for the longest time, there was not any evidence to point towards any criminals. The investigation lacked essential clues that would connect to the murder. On page 83, "These prints, together with another footmark found on the same cardboard cover—the bold and bloody impression of a Caf's Paw half sole—were the only "serious clues" the investigators could claim.To get further information, officials had to broadcast to reach the publicThis tied the criminals to the crime from a person who knew the Clutters and Hickock and Smith. "Yet he had good reason to, for not only had he known the murdered family, he knew very well who had murdered them" (Capote 160).

About the Author
Truman Capote is a man of various talents but his specialty was in writing. He wrote novels, short stories, poems, and memoirs. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being as interesting as he is, he loved cats which a reader could understand if they read Breakfast At Tiffany's. Capote won the O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize twice. He was also a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He died just after his sixtieth birthday. He was a man of much success but his life was cut short.

Personal Outlook

--personally, reading the book fills you in on how life can change in an instant. Never take it for granted. For the ones who will take advantage of you, they will pay their consequences.--


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