In Cold Blood

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
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  • Diane Coleman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I didn't understand this book. I got through the first chapter or two, but I was trying to read books about cold weather and cold climates and this just wasn't the answer for me. I didn't find the writer's style particularly engaging and they didn't give me much of a reason to continue reading. This is really a book for true-crime devotees and not many others. I don't think that this is something for general readers or anyone who wants a truly compelling story or really engaging voice. "
  • Judy McCoy
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is terrifying. It is an older book, but still is chilling. It literally gave me nightmares way back when - it was first published many years ago and is still relevant. Only read it if you can stand real fear though, because this book is probably the first I read (like I say, many years ago - now we all know this) that really awful things can happen to anyone at any time."
  • Olivia Davidson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I haven't listened to a lot of audiobooks as I like to create the characters "voice" in my own head. Most of us know the story surrounding In Cold Blood. I've seen a dozen documentaries on it myself. I thought I had heard and experienced it all. Nothing lends itself to this book as well as the narration of Scott Brick to this book. It's absolutely chilling, but perfectly so."
  • Albert Fisher
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This was on top of the new york times list and so I was curious to check it out. It ended up being a lovely read."
  • Brenda Hunter
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this novel. I expected it to be very straightforward and boring with just facts, but it told a story. It really kept my interest. I was captivated by the way the author recounted what happened. I almost forgot that it was a true story. The descriptions were great, it made me feel like I was there and it was just all unfolding before me."
    Howard Pearson
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "This book was chilling and interesting all at the same time. It satisfied my morbid curiosity for the time being. It was an interesting read! "
    Christina Wong
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Truman Capote's classic murder tale is a chilling look in the violent nature of America. His story telling skills will shock and astound you."
    Mary Lawson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a very good true crime book by a well known author. This would be a great novel to get into either this type of genre or this author."
  • Rebecca Silva
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Was assigned to read this in highschool. The book was amazing. I also rented the movie but it wasn't nearly as good. The story is better than any fiction murder mystery and one of the best during the time period."
  • Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I was in the market for a nonfiction true story of crime in the USA. I found this book on amazon website and bought it on a whim. I was instantly hooked. I do recommend this book to anyone who likes nonfiction crime stories. "
    Jesse Tucker
    Written on July 6, 2017
    "Awesome book if you are familiar with Truman Capote and all of the bad things he had done prior to capture, this book is a must have for die hard crime fans."
    Richard Fox
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I love true crime books and In Cold Blood looks like it is a non-fiction crime book I would really enjoy. "
  • Vihaan Subramanium
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "In Cold Blood is one of my favorite murder mystery books. It's the perfect style of story that fits those wanting to look for crime books and leaves the reader wanting to read more. I recommend everybody read this book and enjoy the story and thoughts behind it."
    Madison Brown
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I'm looking for the bests crime books and I feel like this one is a good choice for that. It seems like a real classic book and will fit exactly what I want so I think this is a good solution."
    Richard Hicks
    Written on June 26, 2017
    "In cold blood is widely seen as one of the better crime related books. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. You won't be able to put it down once you start reading."
    Cristina Jaramillo
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "This novel was gripping from beginning to end; I couldn't put it down once I started. The characters and plot twists will stay in your mind long after you finish this Capote story."
  • Jose Keller
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Cold blood is an superb topic that its defines us that the murder had been made within few minutes before, loosing blood is only the conclusion for the violence it says, no other way to get solutions for hypertension and its not possible to be non violence in all sorts of activities, author explains the murder in new way which show us the incident both to mind and vision. "
  • Randy Garrett
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "They say the classics never die and In Cold Blood is testament to that. Originally published in 1966, In Cold Blood is just as suspenseful as ever. Capote's masterful writing brings the characters and drama to life in this murder thriller. I picked this novel up and I couldn't put it down until I was done!"
  • Donna Gonzalez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My mom is really into legal thrillers! Like obsessed with crime and true crime stories. Which lead me to the Christmas present I got her last year, In Cold Blood. This book is the story of a murder investigation that lead to the capture of the murderers. She really enjoyed the book, but for me some of the details were a bit much."
    Matthew Hayes
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Though frequently hailed as the first great true-crime writers, Capote's journalistic impartiality and commitment to truth have been called into question over the years. In Cold Blood is certainly a fascinating read though it's hard to take Capote's observations at face value."
  • Christopher Young
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "When you read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote you certainly get the feeling that he actually witnessed this brutal quadruple murder that took place in rural Kansas in the late 1950's. In Cold Blood is spellbinding and a true American masterpiece. "
  • Joe Green
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a great book. Sam Harris made a great recommendation with this book. This book has everything you need to keep me in suspense. I really enjoyed it!"
    Linda Obrien
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a highly rated novel by Truman Capote. The book is not recommended by Sam Harris."
  • Larry Cox
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A great book. An exciting mystery that I just couldn't put down. It was very intense through and through and if you love mystery, this is a must read!"
  • Gregory Moore
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is the book written by Truman Capote which the critically acclaimed biographical film titled "Capote" was about. After watching the film I had to read the book, just to see what things were like on the other side of the story, and I have to say, I was impressed. Even for a literary juggernaut like Capote, the book leaves a lasting impression."
  • Judy Silva
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Great true crime book! One of my favorites."
  • Jerry Ross
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was really impressed by this book. I read it as a part of my college's book club and we all loved it. We allowed ourselves two weeks to read the book before we would discuss it openly. I finished it in about a week and so did the other members. I enjoyed the murder mystery, but I liked the psychological elements a lot more. It allowed me to get into the mind of a killer, but my club members enjoyed the murder mystery more when we discussed it. That is the great thing about this book; people can enjoy many different things about it, which is why I understand the praise it received from David Bowie."
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  • Adam Peters
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "In Cold Blood is one of the only books I've read that has made me cry. Now, more than ever, it sheds a light on how sudden and random violence can be. Capote captures this essence with shocking delicacy."
  • George Aguilar
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book doesn't seem interesting at all. Honestly, to me, it seems as if it's more of a cure for insomnia."
  • Albert Chavez
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "It might look like a simple killer movie, but the underlying messages is impressive and how the director managed to merge it all in one is p rad."
  • George Hall
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "In Cold Blood is Truman Capote's true crime masterpiece about the brutal murder of a family that takes place in Finney County, Kansas, in 1959. The writing is so intensely good that I often mistakenly thought I was reading a book of fiction."
  • Mick Fang
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "An American horror story in the execution of a family. The real-life drama and solving of the crime unfolds effortlessly in this story. It is very well written and kept my attention throughout."
    Magdalena Garduño
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "In Cold Blood appears to be a great non-fiction book. It has suspense, drama and murder. however intriguing, I do not agree that it is the best non-fiction book out there."
  • Reyansh Kadam
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I was working 8am to 7pm shifts for the past few years and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my 18 year old twin sons. I was looking for something exciting and thrilling to share with them while they read at night. I found this amazing short novel called "In Cold Blood" which is an amazing book filled with horror, true crime, and psychological thriller subplots by Truman Capote who describes the griping account of a capture, trial, and the corporal punishment of a violent sadistic killer. The book was turned into an award winning movie. My sons absolutely love the story. Thank you!"
    Jordan Simpson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A masterwork of crime reporting. This book paints a vivid picture of a senseless killing in rural Kansas, as well as the setting and people involved."
  • Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The best 20th century American reading list includes "In Cold Blood", which is the story of a murder and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. Boasting an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 1,840 Amazon customer reviews, I would strongly recommend this book."
    Cristina Zamudio
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I don't see where this says it's a best 20th century American reading list but it's got good reviews and it takes place during the 20th century so it's safe to assume that it's on that list. This book tells the story about American Violence which is a prominent topic in America. "
    Louis Ferguson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I read this book and came away slightly disappointed. Truman Capote paints a vivid picture of an American nation gripped by a violent and heinous crime. However, would I say that an American 20th century reading list should focus so much on violence? No, I would not."
    Lauren Jensen
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This solution meets the question very well."
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  • Joseph Mendoza
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is one of the best examples of a recent classic, and stands as one of the very best true-crime novels ever written. I read this book for a literature course I took in school many years back, but I can still recall how it made me feel, and how it so completely engrossed me. Not only was it an entertaining page turner, but it also made many astute observations about American crime."
  • Bobby Kim
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of True Crime and I take any chance I can get to watch a documentary or listen to a podcast on the subject. I wanted to expand into books on this topic and a friend recommended In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I thought this book was well written and really transports you back to the era when these murders took place. I liked the narrative of the story and how in-depth Capote went into the details."
  • Rubén Félix
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "When you think crime novel, you must think of Truman Capote. One of the originals in the genre, not many people do it better. He gets inside the mind of a serial killer and makes you understand the serial killer. Incredibly moving and interesting. "
  • José Antonio Áviles
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "It's an interesting book, the peaceful cover hiding a macabre story. Capote's description of the crimes committed is very real and I couldn't put the book down after starting it. If you're into murder and detective stories this is a good book. If you don't have the stomach for such things, it's probably not for you. I wouldn't recommend it for general readers."

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