Friday, March 13, 2009

Book Report: Breakfast at Tiffany's

After you've read a book that leaves you cold {see Moonstone}, it's good to cleanse your palate with something really fine.

Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote did the job for me. Breakfast at Tiffany's is more of a novella than a full-fledged book so you can read the whole thing in a night.

No doubt you've seen the movie with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. The book is even better.

Written in Capote's heyday as an author this tiny book is filled with gems like this:

"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."

and
"[I]t's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear."

Read it. 5 stars.

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