In Cold Blood

by Truman Capote | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0679745580 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAntof9wing of Lakewood, Colorado USA on 1/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Purchased for book club.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAntof9wing from Lakewood, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I liked this book way better than I would have thought! I found a bunch of non-fiction this year -- me! hater of non-fiction -- that I really liked. I was out of town when the BBC read this, but since I'd bought it anyway, I decided to read it. Who knew how much I'd like it?

Of course, I read it quite a while ago and can hardly remember what I wanted to write in this journal entry ...

This book read like fiction, and although it's about a fairly grizzly murder, it was still fascinating and hard to put down.

I marked multiple spots and can't remember why I marked any of them. Here's one, though, which talks a bit about the humanity in this book:
Cullivan probed, trying to gauge the depth of what he assumed would be Perry's contrition. Surely he must be experiencing a remorse sufficiently profound to summon a desire for God's mercy and forgiveness? Perry said, "Am I sorry? If that's what you mean -- I'm not. I don't feel anything about it. I wish I did. But nothing about it bothers me a bit. Half an hour after it happened, Dick was making jokes and I was laughing at them. Maybe we're not human. I'm human enough to feel sorry for myself. Sorry I can't walk out of here when you walk out. But that's all." Cullivan could scarcely credit so detached an attitude; Perry was confused, mistaken, it was not possible for any man to be that devoid of conscience or compassion.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAntof9wing at Lakewood, Colorado USA on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
At one of my book clubs recently, a friend mentioned she liked true crime books, so I'm lending this to her. The problem is we only meet once a month and I forgot it last month, so I'm putting it by the door now, regardless of when we meet again!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAntof9wing at Lakewood, Colorado USA on Sunday, March 04, 2012
Ha! I just read the previous entry. NOW I'm lending this to that friend :)

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