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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, December 30, 2007

In Cold Blood

Book #53 on my list this year was Truman Capote's pioneering true crime novel In Cold Blood.

A real page-turner, Capote's classic is well worth the read. It's even better if you've recently watched Capote :-)

Interesting personal factoids:

1) All of my Interlachen friends will be surprised to know that Herb Clutter had a sister who was living in Palatka, Florida at the time of the murders. First time I've ever seen Palatka mentioned in a novel (and twice to boot!).

2) When talking to my Mom about the book I found out that my Grandpa knew the Clutter family. Made the book ring eerily more close to home after knowing that I had a personal connection.

Wikipedia entry

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