Pubblicato nel 1966, "A sangue freddo" suscitò una serie di polemiche di carattere letterario ed etico-sociale. L'autore venne accusato, tra l'altro, di voyerismo cinico, per aver voluto registrare "oggettivamente" un fatto di cronaca nera, anzi di violenza gratuita, avvenuta nel cuore del Middle West agricolo: lo sterminio brutale di una famiglia da parte di due psicopatici. Nel libro, la visione puntuale delle dinamiche della vicenda, ottenuta grazie all'assidua frequentazione dei due colpevoli, giustiziati dopo un processo durato sei anni, è filtrata e riscattata attraverso una sapiente rielaborazione stilistica.
- ISBN: 8811683114
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 400
"How much money did you get from the Clutters?""Between forty and fifty dollars." Top Picture Hickock, Richard Eugene (WM)28 KBI 97 093; FBI 859 273 A. Address: Edgerton, Kansas. Birthdate 6-6-31 Birthplace K.C., Kans. Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Hair: Blond. Eyes: Blue. Build: Stout. Comp: Ruddy. O
I just wonder why it took me so long to get this masterpiece on my currently-reading shelf. What a breathtaking story! And told in the most amazing novelistic style! The cold-blooded murders in Kansas in 1956 is described by a cold, distant narrator via the interviews of the family, acquaintances, a Leggi tutto
Truman Capote - image from the NY Post This is one of the great ones. Capote blankets Holcomb, Kansas with his curiosity. The root of this work is a ghastly crime. Two recently released convicts, seeking a fortune that did not exist, invade the Clutter family home, tie up the four family members pre Leggi tutto
An absolute masterpiece of true crime literature. Gritty and intelligent! This should be on everyone's 'books to read in a lifetime' list. As many of you may know, In Cold Blood is a true account of the heinous murders of the Clutter Family in 1959 Kansas. In my opinion, the writing style of this ac Leggi tutto
In Cold Blood is the new school classics selection in the group catching up on classics for November 2016. Having read Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's recently and enjoying his writing, I could not wait to read this nonfiction thriller in advance of the upcoming group read. Writing in his rel Leggi tutto
This story made a huge impact on my life. There were six of us kids and come summer my mother couldn't handle all of us so she farmed me out every year to the aunts. One aunt lived in Indio. My mother put me on a Greyhound bus and nine years old; all alone with my brown paper grocery bag as luggage. Leggi tutto
A seminal work for the nonfiction novel and the true crime genre, Truman Capote's In Cold Blood stands apart from most of its literary descendants. Not only is it compelling and suspenseful even when you know (like many crime dramatizations) what's going to happen, it's also very well-written. In fa Leggi tutto
At the beginning, In Cold Blood reads like a classic southern gothic tale. I've read about Harper Lee hanging out with Capote while he put this thing together, and at times it feels like she greatly influenced how it was written. You meet the Clutters who are just the nicest people in the world out
After I read it, I looked up pictures of the Clutter family, and just stared for about five minutes. They endured what is probably everyone’s worst fear. Having never heard anything of the Clutter murders prior to reading this book, the experience of reading it was intense, gripping, and suspenseful Leggi tutto
as a massive bookworm and true crime enthusiast, i have no explanation for why its taken me so long to read this. maybe its because i prefer my true crime stories in the form of documentaries and podcasts. regardless, i was super excited to finally pick up the book that is considered the first true
Il villaggio di Holcomb si trova sulle alte pianure di grano del Kansas occidentale, una zona desolata che nel resto della stato viene definita "laggiù".
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