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»Looked at in this way, it isn’t hard to see why In Cold Blood so completely shattered Capote: in Perry Smith, and his check-kiting partner in crime Richard Hickock, Capote was encountering his nightmare image of himself, what he could become if he ever lost his chameleon-like talent.«
»Questions about the accuracy of In Cold Blood, the seminal 1966 “nonfiction novel” by Truman Capote, are nothing new. (…) Two recent developments, however, shed a particularly troubling light on Capote’s account of the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kan. «
News | The bodies of two men put to death for the 1959 murders made famous in Truman Capote‘s 1966 bestseller In Cold Blood were exhumed Tuesday as detectives probe an unsolved 1959 quadruple homicide in Florida. Stephen M. Silverman reports at people.com.
»In Cold Blood is remembered less for being a great book than it is for the ethical issues raised by Capote’s relationship with the two killers Richard Hickock and Perry Smith and the tragedy which befall Capote due to the books phenomenal success.
My advice – read Compulsion, it’s a better book.«