Truman Capote


What did you think about Other Voices Other Rooms?

>>By Diana   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)

I am a great Capote fan. Just got a wonderful editon of Other Voices from the used books on Amazon. It's an earlier work but such smooth writing. A gentle story.
Looking forward to the movie Capote.

>>By cocotwain   (Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 12:42)

Other Voices Other Rooms is an amazing achievement for a wrier at only 23 years of age.

>>By Sarcophilus   (Thursday, 23 Feb 2006 15:04)

the only thing i've ever read of his is "In Cold Blood"
a mucho-fine, starkly frank, true-crime saga
Truman Capote
hangin' in the heartland of early '60's america.......
woulda been a pairing to behold

>>By Helmet   (Friday, 24 Feb 2006 01:44)

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although I also love the movie, it bears little resemblance to the book.
Capote strenuously objected to the casting of Audrey Hepburn for the role of Holly Golightly. He wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the part! Even thought Marilyn bears no physical resemblance to the Holly in the book. Actually, Hepburn's hair is all wrong for the part, as described in the book.
Many New York women have claimed to be Capote's model or inspiration for Holly. Actually, the true model for Holly was probably his own young self!
I have read neither In Cold Blood, nor Other Voices, Other Rooms.
I don't know why. I have read most of his other things.
Ah well, then that gives me something to look forward to now, doesn't it?
But a man I have been in love with for years, now, he LOVES In Cold Blood. It was one of the few books he had read in his first fifty years.
Now he is a voracious reader. He has read aloud to me both Huckleberry Finn and The Big Sleep. Need to get him to read In Cold Blood to me.
You know, Harper Lee assisted Capote with the research for Blood. I loved her To Kill a Mockingbird. ~Lorna Pryor

>>By Lorna   (Friday, 17 Mar 2006 06:44)

Capote himself apparently said that he based the Golightly character on Carol Grace, wife first to William Saroyan, then Walter Mathau

>>By nonyeb   (Saturday, 16 Dec 2006 03:52)

What are Capote's best books?

>>By nonyeb   (Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 19:36)

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