In nonfiction on November 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm
The Lawrence Journal-World & News has published a photo gallery of images related to the murder of the Clutter family, Truman Capote and his work on In Cold Blood, if you’re interested. Pictures include yearbook photos of Nancy and Kenyon Clutter, what the Clutter home looks like today, and various locations featured in the book.
As far as the subtitle of Capote’s book, “a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences,” what, if anything, do you think the author might add if the book were reissued today?
In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 10:56 am
A little more than 50 years ago this month, four members of the Clutter family were shot and killed in their Kansas farmhouse. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, chronicles the crime and its aftermath, including the criminal investigation, trial and later hanging of the men responsible. In Cold Blood is considered a classic of the true crime genre and one of the first examples of narrative nonfiction so popular today.
Click here to read an excerpt of the book; you can pick up your copy at the Main Library’s Circulation desk or reserve a copy online.
In fiction on October 16, 2010 at 11:04 am
How would you describe Bella and Edward’s relationship? Would the story still work if the roles were reversed? Why doesn’t Edward take Bella at her word and turn her into a vampire at her first request?
On her website, author Stephenie Meyer says that to her, the apple on the book cover represents choice; what choices do Bella and Edward have?