Now Reading – Breakfast at Tiffany’s


After completing my reading of Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money, I’ve decided to go ahead and read the other book I checked out from the library last week, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

I first became interested in reading more works by Truman Capote when I read his book In Cold Blood.  Plus, I’ve always been interested in reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s before I watch the very well known movie with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.  I checked out the modern classics hardcover version of the book, and here’s what the inside cover says:

When Breakfast at Tiffany’s was first published in 1958, Time magazine described its heroine, Holly Golightly, as “the hottest kitten ever to hit the typewriter keys of Truman Capote.  She’s a cross between a grown-up Lolita and a teen-age Auntie Mame…alone and a little afraid in a lot of beds she never made.”  Of all his characters, Capote later said, holly was his favorite, and it is easy to see why.  This wacky hillbilly-turned-playgirl who lives in a Manhattan brownstone shares not only his philosophy of freedom and acceptance of human irregularities but also his fears and anxieties-“the mean reds” she calls them.  For her the cure is to jump into a taxi and head for Tiffany’s; nothing bad could happen, she says, amid “that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets,” and her dream is to have breakfast in that soothing setting.  “Holly Golightly is outré, funny, touching-and real,” remarked The Atlantic.  This volume also includes three of Capote’s best-known short stories:  “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in the language.”

I’m definitely looking forward to a very entertaining read with Truman Capote.  If you’ve read Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or seen the movie, I’d love to hear what you think!

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About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

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