Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Finished: October 8, 2010
In this true crime thriller, Capote traveled all the way to Kansas with his friend Harper Lee to research and follow the terrible murders of a wealthy farmer and his family.
After hearing that Herbert Clutter had a safe full of money, the two killers go on a quest to rob. When the information turns out to be false, things go bad and the Clutter family finds themselves facing a terrifying death.
Not long after the two killers are found and put to justice. During his research, Capote gets the opportunity to interview them multiple times to get a better insight and truth to the story.
It is an amazing journey, hard to believe that this story is true with the characters being very real to life, horrifying and the risk Capote took in bringing the story to life.
*challenges: 1001 list, 1% challenge, fall into reading, 1010 category challenge, new authors challenge, tbr challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, october 12×12
Hosted By Trish
April 1 – October 31, 2010
This was a fun challenge, even though I hardly read very many classics like I thought I would. I anticipated checking more off my list than I have so far, but I’m hopeful that next year I can do even better.
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Title: The Godfather
Author: Mario Puzo
Finished: September 30, 2010
Such an amazing book and experience, whether or not you’ve seen the movie this book is a must read!
The Godfather tells the story of a mob family, every mother, father and child, every aspect through the beginning when the Godfather got his start, to having children, running the family business, enforcing the rules, and eventually to his demise.
It was such a great story to read and be told. Every character is so unique and Puzo does an amazing job bringing the reader into this life and making you feel for everyone, regardless of their actions.
It’s hard to put into words this masterpiece, but I highly recommend it to everyone and I look forward to watching the movie again and gaining the full experience. I’ll probably even look into the other books in the series.
*challenges: fall into reading, 1010 category challenge, new author challenge, 1001 list, tbr reading challenge, ryob challenge, twentyten challenge, 100+ challenges, 30 books to movies, 1st in series challenge, 1% challenge, classics challenge, september 12×12 challenge