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- ASIN : B007OLYQ4E
- Publisher : Vintage; Reprint edition (May 15, 2012)
- Publication date : May 15, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1934 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0679745653
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #107,579 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What really made this book stand out was Capote’s sensitivity and attention to details. Holly’s New York is quite visceral and it’s almost as though I could experience the high end, New York lifestyle in real life. Holly appears an illusion and twists into any shape the people in her life expect her to be. Holly is a walking contradiction, and her mystery only increases with the numbers on the pages. She seems to know nothing about the world, yet she always seems to be one step ahead, knowing just what to say and how to act. Capote writes Holly as a person who listens only to her heart, breaks the rules and doesn't really care about the future. She is the kind of woman that can’t be tamed and who is in a continual search for the place, which she calls "home". I wished Capote had evolved Holly Golightly more as a character. When she runs away to Buenos Aires, the narrator and myself were left with many questions. Has she forgotten about her friend and that's the reason why she never writes to him? Where did her affairs bring her? Did she find that perfect place where she felt like at Tiffany's? Overall, I was pleased with the book and its wholly captivating flight into fancy composed of comedy, romance, poignancy, and Manhattan's East Side areas captured in the loveliest of colors.
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As her adopted surname suggests, and the card on her mailbox confirms, she is happiest when constantly travelling lightly through life, countries and even people, and disaster only comes when she starts to depend on people and thinks about settling down. However while Holly goes lightly she crushes hearts and sticks in minds.
she treads much more heavily on people’s hearts and she certainly sticks in our minds.
We however get to be “Fred”. Almost the only flawless character in the book, he is our constant viewpoint. We seem to come to know him well yet by the end we realise we don’t know his history, nor how he sustains himself, nor even what his real name is. However at the end he still can’t help hoping that Holly is happy and because he can’t, then neither can we.
Oh and do read the three great Capote short stories that usually also come collected with this novella. And what next after that? Well I do believe that there was some 1960’s film or other based on this – I wonder if it’s any good….
What girl hasn't seen this movie or read the book and wanted to be just like Holly Golightly.
I decided to read Breakfast at Tiffany’s because of the iconic movie in which Audrey Hepburn plays a 19-year-old Holly Golightly. At 176 pages this is a light read, and structured more like a story than a novel. The author paints her in a way that makes you struggle between admiring her, and feeling sorry for her.
This is an old time classic and Truman Capote's Is an Amazing writer. His descriptions are so vivid that, as your thinking them up in your mind, it's as if you're actually in the story. Capote is a magnificent storyteller.
Would without a doubt recommend darlings
Firstly, this is a surprisingly short book. ‘Breakfast at Tiffney’s’ is a novella of only 90 pages – which was quite a surprise to me as they have made a film, musicals and plays from this book’s storyline.
This is then followed by three more very short stories of 18, 13 & 16 pages respectively. All are very readable.
To actually survive or even reach the status as a ‘best – seller,’ with such a brief storyline, the content has to very, very, good … and it is.
The writing in my view is close to that of the quality of a Steinbeck or Fitzgerald. Though, as I have previously stated, its brevity for me makes it a first class read but not a classic. ‘The Great Gatsby,’ is not a long read but is at least twice as long as this. A remark one could make about Steinbeck’s ‘Mice and Men’ and ‘Tortilla Flats.’
There is just enough content in the latter books to truly satisfy the reader. This read, though absorbing, left me a bit short of that. Holly Golightly is though undeniably a great role for any thespian to play’.
Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book and in all likelihood it has probably inspired me to watch the play which is doing the rounds this year.