Sunday, January 8, 2012

Currently Reading: "Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Other Stories" by Truman Capote

So, what is the first book to kick off my path to literacy and a fantastic 2012? If you really could not guess from the title, the honor goes to Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Other Stories by Truman Capote. This book, which I picked up at Barnes and Noble this past week, is the fiftieth anniversary edition of one of Capote's most well known stories. It was originally published in 1950 but my copy was published in 2000 and printed last year. Breakfast at Tiffany's is incredibly well known for the film that was roughly adapted from the novella, but as far as I can see thus far, I am finding very few similarities between the two. The other three stories that accompany the well known novella are "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar" and "A Christmas Memory." My copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Other Stories has an intriguing cover, good-size print that is easy to read and an interesting short biography about the author in the front.

What's my progress? 
Pages Read: 38 (21.3%)
Opinion Thus Far: While I am finding very few similarities between the novella and the beloved film, I think that Breakfast at Tiffany's is extremely intriguing and well-written. I am curious about Holly's mysterious visits to Sing Sing and interested to see where the narrator's encounters with Holly go.

10 comments:

  1. That's a good book.

    Happy New Year! My post reflects two weeks of reading. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, pussreboots! I'll definitely check your blog out.

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  2. I read this book last year and loved it. Like you I was a fan of the film first. Yes, they are very different but for once that didn't bother me. Hope you enjoy the rest.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I agree completely - the fact that they are very different barely bothered me, it was just interesting! Loved the rest of the novella. (:

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  3. :) Never read it but its a classic! Good luck and have a great week of reading!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks "The Brunette Librarian"! You should definitely check it out, it is definitely worth the read!

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  4. Hi: You've read a lot of great stuff - I'd love to read some Robert Penn Warren - it is on my list. I'm reading mostly classics/literary work too. Happy Reading, Ruby
    http://yearofreadingmybooks.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks! RP Warren is on my list too! (:

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful week of reading!

    Here's my post

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    1. Thanks Megan! I'll definitely check your post out...

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