Reviewed by Melanie on April 4, 2017
It’s a book. It’s a movie (that I haven’t seen). It’s by Truman Capote. It’s narrated by Michael C. Hall. This book seemed to have it all, unfortunately it fell short of my expectations.
I haven’t read a ton of the classics, I like more contemporary fiction than anything, but I do love the older eras. The Roaring Twenties, the Ad Men era of the 60s, these appeal to me when people were more proper, always well dressed, the men in suits with hats cocked sideways, the women with full makeup and dressed exquisitely. I hoped that my love for the old ways of life would make this book an instant favorite but found the story rather dull and was glad that it was over rather quickly.
All of the men in the story are infatuated with Holly Golightly, and she seems to actually be a horrible person. The main character, a struggling write is obsessed with Holly, a young society girl.
While I understand that the “time” then was different than it is now, Holly is a gold digging floozy, and that’s putting it nicely.
Michael C. Hall does a great job narrating the book, the book just doesn’t appeal to me.