It is not the first time when we highlight Capote’s masterpieces on our blog. Actually, the Foxy Badger has reviewed two of his main books. Her appetite for Truman’s work convinced me to buy another of his literary works, the book “Music for Chameleons” and I truly enjoyed it.
Let me tell you why you should pay money for it.
Three reasons why this book keeps you reading it breathlessly
“Of course, I failed in several of the areas I invaded, but it is true that one learns more from a failure than one does from a success.”
I knew almost nothing about this book. I read its back and I could notice that it’s about many stories than a single one. Newsweek writes that it’s the most enjoyable book by Truman Capote, while The New York Times Book Review sums up like this: “Capote is a stylish and storyteller like no other one.”
- Most of the stories are non-fiction, so you get the chance to know true details of Marilyn Monroe’s life or to be witness to high-flown criminal cases. The book is a great anthology of short stories, easy to follow.
- Rarely I was given the chance to read such a master of storytelling. Truman Capote reveals himself as a fan of Agatha Christie’s work. In his way of writing, I could discover a style that is very similar to Agatha’s one. His stories of criminal cases are just another proof of his talent and ability to play with words. I loved to read him, basically because I also love Agatha Christie.
- If you are a seeker of mysteries or serial killers, you will definitely feed your appetite with this book.
In my humble opinion, Truman Capote is one of the greatest writers and also an author little underestimated in his era.
His original style is easy to be noticed in these 14 short stories, in which Capote made himself a character in each one.