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Altre voci altre stanze [PDF / Epub] ☆ Altre voci altre stanze By Truman Capote – Thomashillier.co.uk insolito, ma qualche volta succede, a quasi tutti gli scrittori, che la stesura di una particolare storia risulti facile, esterna a noi, come se stessimo scrivendo le parole di una voce da una nube st insolito, ma qualche volta succede, a quasi tutti gli scrittori, che la stesura di una particolare storia risulti facile, esterna a noi, come se stessimo scrivendo le parole di una voce da una nube stato le stesso Truman Capote a raccontare cos la genesi del suo primo straordinario romanzo, il libro Altre voci eBook Ô che gli avrebbe dato la fama e il successoAltre voci altre stanze ha per protagonista il tredicenne Joel Harrison Knox, che da New Orleans arriva in campagna, a Skully s Landing, un tempo casa padronale ora decaduta e fatiscente, dove vive suo padre In questo ambiente isolato e bizzarro, animato da presenze grottesche, quasi anormali, descritto con straordinaria potenza e intensit , popolato da personaggi eccentrici, a cominciare dal cugino Randolph, effeminato e narcisistico, l adolescente Joel incontrer i suoi demoni, e potr misurare la sua solitudine e la sua sete d a.


About the Author: Truman Capote

Truman Capote was an American writer whose non fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognised literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany s and In Cold Blood , which he labeled a non fiction novel At least films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, Altre voci eBook Ô stories and screenplaysHe was born as Truman Streckfus Persons to a salesman Archulus Persons and young Lillie Mae His parents divorced when he was four and he went to live with his mother s relatives in Monroeville, Alabama He was a lonely child who learned to read and write by himself before entering school In , he moved to New York City to live with his mother and her new husband, Joseph Capote, a Cuban born businessman Mr Capote adopted Truman, legally changing his last name to Capote and enrolling him in private school After graduating from high school in , Truman Capote began his regular job as a copy boy at The New Yorker During this time, he also began his career as a writer, publishing many short stories which introduced him into a circle of literary critics His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, published in , stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for nine weeks and became controversial because of the photograph of Capote used to promote the novel, posing seductively and gazing into the cameraIn the s and s, Capote remained prolific producing both fiction and non fiction His masterpiece, In Cold Blood, a story about the murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, was published in in book form by Random House, became a worldwide success and brought Capote much praise from the literary community After this success he published rarely and suffered from alcohol addiction He died in at age .



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  1. Michael Michael says:

    As perplexing as it is captivating, Other Voices, Other Rooms is Capote s hallucinatory literary d but, a Southern Gothic bildungsroman based partially on its writer s experience of growing up gay in rural Alabama The novel wavers between the surreal and the familiar, the obvious and the mystifying all the while, Capote s ornate language and labyrinthine syntax entrance his reader, inviting them to dwell in a consistently disturbing setting The plot concerns thirteen year old Joel Knox s move As perplexing as it is captivating, Other Voices, Other Rooms is Capote s hallucinatory literary d but, a Southern Gothic bildungsroman based partially on its writer s experience of growing up gay in rural Alabama The novel wavers between the surreal and the familiar, the obvious and the mystifying all the while, Capote s ornate language and labyrinthine syntax entrance his reader, inviting them to dwell in a consistently disturbing setting The plot concerns thirteen year old Joel Knox s move after his mother s death to live with his father at Skully s Landing, a rotting mansion inhabited by eccentric figures on the outskirts of a small town As a kind of subversion of the coming of age novel, though, neither the story nor the protagonist s character arc are all that important Joel doesn t change over the course of the narrative so much as he changes how he feels about what he already is at its start The novel is farinterested in sketching and sympathizing with different kinds of marginal existence, stressing their stagnancy, as well as critiquing American society for its contempt of Black and queer life The ending reads as especially bleak, once one moves beyond the initial shock induced by its switch to the stream of consciousness mode


  2. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Sometimes childhood can be seen in a Gothic light.The windows of the house are cracked and shattered, hollow as eyeless sockets a rotted balcony leans perilously forward, and yellow sunflower birds hide their nests in its secret places the scaling outer walls are ragged with torn, weather faded posters that flutter when there is a wind Among the town kids it is a sign of great valor to enter these black rooms after dark and signal with a match flame from a window on the topmost floor.Although Sometimes childhood can be seen in a Gothic light.The windows of the house are cracked and shattered, hollow as eyeless sockets a rotted balcony leans perilously forward, and yellow sunflower birds hide their nests in its secret places the scaling outer walls are ragged with torn, weather faded posters that flutter when there is a wind Among the town kids it is a sign of great valor to enter these black rooms after dark and signal with a match flame from a window on the topmost floor.Although Other Voices, Other Rooms doesn t feature anything supernatural or otherworldly it boasts an enchantingly morose Gothic attitude.It was at this point that he saw the queer lady She was holding aside the curtains of the left corner window, and smiling and nodding at him, as if in greeting or approval but she was no one Joel had ever known the hazy substance of her face, the suffused marshmallow features, brought to mind his own vaporish reflection in the wavy chamber mirror And her white hair was like the wig of a character from history a towering pale pompadour with fat dribbling curls.The atmosphere of gloomy enigma is mysteriously magnetizing.And as every Gothic novel should do Other Voices, Other Rooms contains a dire secret.A child is a seed of an adult


  3. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    In 1935, at an early age of 11, Capote began writing The first novel that he attempted to write was Summer Crossing but one day, while he and a fellow southerner and writer Carlson McCullers, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 1940 , were walking in the woods, he got inspired to write something about the rural life in the South So, he set Summer Crossing aside and wrote this book This then became his first published book 1948 when Capote was 24 years old The style is Southern Goth In 1935, at an early age of 11, Capote began writing The first novel that he attempted to write was Summer Crossing but one day, while he and a fellow southerner and writer Carlson McCullers, the author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 1940 , were walking in the woods, he got inspired to write something about the rural life in the South So, he set Summer Crossing aside and wrote this book This then became his first published book 1948 when Capote was 24 years old The style is Southern Gothic and it is semi autobiographical.This is semi autobiographical because what he wrote was mostly based on his actual experiences in Monroeville, Alabama where he grew up with the 1961 Pulitzer winner, Harper Lee, author of the modern classic To Kill a Mockingbird Capote and Lee were best of friends so they made each other as character in their own respective novels Harper Lee s character called Dill was based on Truman as a boy and Capote s Idabel Thompkins in this book was based on the tomboyish Harper Lee when she was a young girl This 1948 book did not win Capote any award but it stayed in the New York Times Bestseller list for 9 weeks After 13 years, Harper Lee came up with her only novel To Kill a Mockingbird and it did not only win her a Pulitzer but also the hearts of many people around the world.This book may not have made an impact as strong as Mockingbird but Capote s writing is as good, if not even better, than Harper Lee s The only thing missing here, I guess, is that it did not tackle social and racial inequality issue but rather focused on those minor themes that are also present in Mockingbird such as courage, compassion, decadence and isolation Both books have Gothic southern elements but Lee used it for humor while Capote used it for mystery if not to actually scare So, overall, I agree that Mockingbird is a notch higher than this debut novel of Capote.The story revolves around a 13 y o boy Joel Knox whose mother has just died One day, he receives a letter from his father inviting him to live with him in a place called Skully s Landing Joel does not know his father because he was an infant when his father abandoned him and his mother Left with no choice, he travels all by himself from New Orleans to his father s house Before seeing his father, he meets all the other people in the town including the sisters Florabel and Idabel Thompkins They become his friends particularly Idabel Towards the end of the novel, Joel finally meets his father and he is shocked to find out his father s condition Prior to that meeting he had high expectations on what his life would be with his father even writing rosy pictures to his friend back in New Orleans.My favorite scene is one of those first few encounters of Joel Knox Capote and Idabel Thompkins Harper Lee Idabel asks Joel if he has been snakebit Joel says no but he has survived being ran down by a car Florabel Idabel s sister says now Idabel will think of having herself run down by a car This reminded me when I was young and I got to argue with my playmates who had a better toy or who had the richer father or who had gone to a farther place city or town, etc That scene made me laugh imagining how the tomboyish Idabel would have been behaving considering the very vivid descriptions Capote spent in his prose for that girl.This is the last Capote book on my bookshelf I am not yet his completist as far as his novels are concerned because I could not find a copy of The Grass Harp 1951 But as far as those that are available, here are they fully read with many of their pages now dogeared proof that I enjoyed reading them 4 STARS I really liked these and 3 STARS I liked these and Now, I just have to hunt for this book.THE GRASS HARPthen I will be his completist


  4. lori mitchell lori mitchell says:

    my favorite quotes all his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this God, let me be loved so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another one has always to love a good many my favorite quotes all his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this God, let me be loved so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another one has always to love a good many things which the beloved must come to symbolize the true beloveds of this world are in their lover s eyes lilac opening, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child s Sunday, lost voices, one s favorite suit, autumn and all it s seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory the brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface and why not any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person s nature only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell What we want most is to be heldand told..that everything everything is a funny thing, is baby milk and papa s eyes, is roaring logs on a cold morning, is hoot owls and the boy who makes you cry after school, is mama s long hair, is being afraid and twisted faces on the bedroom wall is going to be alright loved this book LOOOOVED it


  5. Lawyer Lawyer says:

    Other Voices, Other Rooms Capote s Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscious, altogether intuitive attempt, for I was not aware, except for a few incidents and descriptions, of its being in any serious degree autobiographical Rereading it now, I find such self deception unpardonable. Truman Capote, The Dogs Bark, New York, Random House, 1973 First Edition Having just re read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I re Other Voices, Other Rooms Capote s Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscious, altogether intuitive attempt, for I was not aware, except for a few incidents and descriptions, of its being in any serious degree autobiographical Rereading it now, I find such self deception unpardonable. Truman Capote, The Dogs Bark, New York, Random House, 1973 First Edition Having just re read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I returned to Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote, her childhood friend Truman Capote became a literary sensation at a much younger age with the publication of a number of short stories beginning in 1945 I first read Capote s debut novel for Professor O.B Emerson s Southern Literature Class in 1973 at the University of Alabama In the flurry of a hectic semester, Capote s first novel made little impression on me My reaction is much different as I write this If you ve ever questioned what Southern Gothic literature is, look no further than Other Voices, Other Rooms All the elements are here a journey from light to darkness, a former resort hotel crumbling into ruin as a result of local legends that guests abandoned their summers there after following others drowning in the lake on the hotel property, among other references to superstition and an unfolding spiral into the grotesque In Capote, biographer Gerald Clarkesaid the novel surpassed Gothic and referred to it as Swamp Baroque Thirteen Joel Harrison Knox is cast adrift when his mother dies He and his mother were abandoned by his father, Edward Sansom when he was only a year old While staying with relatives in New Orleans, Joel is shocked to receive a letter in spidery red ink on green stationery from his father, along with funds to travel to his home in Scully s Landing near Noon City, Alabama Young Joel travels by train and bus to a small town that could easily pass for Monroeville, Alabama, or if you prefer, Maycomb From Noon City, Joel is carried out to the family home by Jesus Fever, so ancient that most often he appears to be sleeping However, Jesus mule, John Brown is used to the journey and Joel finds himself without incident at Scully s Landing.However, his father is nowhere to be seen Rather, he meets his stepmother, Amy and her Cousin Randolph who actually owns the property Randolph dominates Amy as he owns the house in which she and Joel s father live Randolph s sexuality is subtly revealed through the progress of the novel He frequently wears flowing kimonos with butterfly sleeves He summons Joel to his room, naked but for a breakfast tray over his genital area He is large, soft, and his skin glows with a pink flush whenever Joel is in his presence He discusses love with Joel who does not understand him The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface and why not any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person s nature only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell At various times, Joel sees a woman appear at the windows of the home, dressed in a white gown, her hair falling in long curling ringlets When Joel questions Amy and Randolph about the mysterious woman, Randolph ignores the question, while Amy asks, Randolph, you haven t been which earns her a kick under the table and a slap from Randolph.To Joel s dismay, he discovers his father is an invalid, unable to communicate, other than to drop a tennis ball when he needs attention This is not what Joel had expected, although he had written to one of his friends that his father was tall, smoked a pipe and knew all about airplanes Yes, there s a good deal in common between Joel and Dill Harris Both bend the world to shape their hopes and expectations.And, just as Capote served Harper Lee as model for Dill Harris, we find a young Harper Lee serving as model for Idabel Thompkins, a tomboy who refuses to wear girl s clothing, but would prefer to romp through the woods, swamps, fishing and skinny dipping Idabel calls Joel Sissybritches Joel describes heras boy than girl with a low and husky voice.Joel has hair almost white, his face with delicate features Capote describes him as to pretty to be a boy Yet, on a fishing trip with Idabel, after she declares the catfish aren t biting, she produces a bar of Ivory and suggests they bathe together Joel is shocked Idabel is nonplussed With an exceedingly contemptuous expression, Idabel drew up to her full height Son, she said, and spit between her fingers, what you ve got in your britches is no news to me, and no concern of mine hell, I ve fooled around with nobody but boys since first grade I never think like I m a girl you ve got to remember that, or we can t never be friends For all its bravado, she made this declaration with a special and compelling innocence and when she knocked one fist against the other, as, frowning, she did now, and said I want so much to be a boy I would be a sailor, I would the quality of her futility was touching As they bathe, Joel notices the beginning of a swell of her breasts He notices the suggestion of a widening of the hips However, when he is drawn to kiss her cheek, Idabell rebuffs him, telling him if he cannot respond to her as a brother, they cannot be friends.Much remains to be revealed Capote s novel is one of self discovery and the realization of one s sexual identity He writes beautifully Capote s use of language is lyrical, with sections that could easily be considered poetry as opposed to prose Other Voices, Other Rooms is deeply introspective, exploring themes of the nature of love, isolation, and the search for family, which appears repeatedly in Capote s other works.Capote s debut novel burst on the literary scene in 1948 Other works appearing that year were The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer and The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw However, Other Voices, Other Rooms hit the best seller s list and quickly sold twenty six thousand copies First Edition, Random House, New York, 1948Reaction among literary critics in New York were largely unfavorable, with the exception of the review appearing in the New York Herald Interestingly, reviews from Heartland America, extending down to Dallas, Texas, embraced Capote as an inspired writer for the coming generation.The author s photograph on the back of the jacket attracted almost as much attention as the contents of the book Harold Halma had taken the photograph in 1947 Per Wikipedia Walking on Fifth Avenue, Halma overheard two middle aged women looking at a Capote blowup in the window of a bookstore When one woman said, I m telling you he s just young, the other woman responded, And I m telling you, if he isn t young, he s dangerous Capote delighted in retelling this anecdote Author s photo on dust jacket backHowever, the sultry, seductive photograph, almost overshadowed Capote s literary work The photograph became the subject of criticism or ridicule, with Mad Magazine spoofing the portrait Capote responded that the photograph had been a candid shot taken by Halma and that he had not posed for the picture which was patently untrue.While Capote was young, only twenty three at the time of the novel s publication, he was of no danger to the ladies Halma had overheard Capote had been accepted to the Yaddo Colony for Writers in 1946 While there he became sexually involved with literary professor Harold Doughty Capote fell out of that relationship into another with literary critic Newton Arvin, to whom Other Voices, Other Rooms Capote dedicated the novel.This novel established for Capote the fame and celebrity he would seek throughout his life A quest that ultimately destroyed him caricature from David Levine Highly recommended This is a 4.5 Star Read


  6. Doug H - On Hiatus Doug H - On Hiatus says:

    Southern Gothic on steroids and or mushrooms During a recent re read of To Kill a Mockingbird I learned that Harper Lee and Truman Capote were childhood friends and that each of them had based a character in their novels on each other In To Kill a Mockingbird, Ms Lee based Dill Harris on Mr Capote and in Other Voices, Other Rooms Mr Capote based Idabel Thompkins on Ms Lee They both describe these quirky characters so affectionately that the affection became contagious for me Maybe it isn Southern Gothic on steroids and or mushrooms During a recent re read of To Kill a Mockingbird I learned that Harper Lee and Truman Capote were childhood friends and that each of them had based a character in their novels on each other In To Kill a Mockingbird, Ms Lee based Dill Harris on Mr Capote and in Other Voices, Other Rooms Mr Capote based Idabel Thompkins on Ms Lee They both describe these quirky characters so affectionately that the affection became contagious for me Maybe it isn t surprising then that Dill and Idabel are my favorite characters in each of these novels.I also appreciated many of the other eccentric characters in Other Voices, Other Rooms but I stopped short of loving them Capote s writing is impressive for a 23 year old author, sure enough it s poetic and powerful at times but, to me, most of the characters didn t get fleshed out enough and often feltlike caricatures than characters I didn t feel this way at all about the characters in Capote s second published novel, The Grass Harp I was muchimpressed by the realness and believability of the characters in that novel I also think this novel suffers a bit from Truman Capote being a precocious 23 year old and trying a bit too hard to impress with bells and whistles in his language For me, there are too many long convoluted sentences here, too many unbroken paragraphs, too much ornamentation and frill, too much could be a dream or could be really happening If you like that sort of thing, definitely check this out In that respect, it really is quite artistic I tend to prefer language that issimple and straightforward Unless it s Pynchon or James Joyce.I liked the first two sections, but I couldn t tell you what happened it the final section I read the last 30 pages twice and still didn t get it Either he was having fever dreams or he came across some toadstools in the woods on the way to to the Cloud Hotel


  7. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    I read this many years ago, and remember liking it, but not much else I suppose I considered it well written, and wanted to read everything Capote had done, as I really loved IN COLD BLOOD, and was fascinated by the little man with the squeaky voice that I saw on television In interviews, he was fearless, and said the most shocking things he could think of, because he loved the attention.This time around though, I think it s one of the saddest things I ve ever read Semi autobiographical, it s I read this many years ago, and remember liking it, but not much else I suppose I considered it well written, and wanted to read everything Capote had done, as I really loved IN COLD BLOOD, and was fascinated by the little man with the squeaky voice that I saw on television In interviews, he was fearless, and said the most shocking things he could think of, because he loved the attention.This time around though, I think it s one of the saddest things I ve ever read Semi autobiographical, it s a first novel from a 23 year old who simply wants to be loved for who and what he is He said himself that he wrote the novel to exorcise some demons Reading between the lines after knowing a little about his life, now makes this not just a novel from gifted author, but an explanation of the man he became in later years.One of the best characters, Idabell Thompkins, was based on the real life Harper Lee, a childhood friend I think it explains a lot about her demons as well Many thanks to the voters of On The Southern Literary Trail for choosing this as this month s selection I enjoyed every beautiful word


  8. Brian Brian says:

    Other Voices Other Rooms is at times massively confusing, intensely beautiful, and mystical Often, all at the same time Capote s command and use of language and style is unquestionably brilliant, and many times the text reads like poetry Capote is simply a masterful composer of language Every word in its rightful place.Capote also has the gift that many writers lack and that is a descriptive prowess that completely surrounds the reader and engulfs them in the world of the text The first t Other Voices Other Rooms is at times massively confusing, intensely beautiful, and mystical Often, all at the same time Capote s command and use of language and style is unquestionably brilliant, and many times the text reads like poetry Capote is simply a masterful composer of language Every word in its rightful place.Capote also has the gift that many writers lack and that is a descriptive prowess that completely surrounds the reader and engulfs them in the world of the text The first time that Idabel describes the history of the Cloud Hotel to Joel the reader finds themselves seeing this world materialize in front of their eyes To be so completely lost in a work speaks highly of the writer s abilities Another great strength of this text is how accurately it displays how a child left to his own devices has to create and interpret the world around him Joel is left to figure out the world for himself, and considering his age and limited experience he does a decent job of it Joel s interpretations of the world are oftentimes not concrete, or even accurate, and this is where the adult reader will find themselves at moments confused Reread, it will be worth it.The main theme of this novel is love and acceptance, and how we all pine for it from our earliest memories Every character longs for it in some form The successful ones find it first in themselves The recognition of that is the greatest achievement in this text, and the scariest


  9. Jonathan Ashleigh Jonathan Ashleigh says:

    Truman Capote is currently my favorite writer The poetic fashion in which he brings a novel to life is extraordinary and I hope he can continue to impress me He introduces his characters in a perfect order, and they are people you want to knowabout The only drawback to this book, his first novel, is that he assumed I understood where he was going at every turn, and I didn t I wanted a big ending that made we want to start the book over from the beginning I didn t get it.


  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Wow, how does one describe this In this story, Truman Capote s Idabel Thompkins is the young Harper Lee, just as Lee s Dill is the young Capote in To Kill a Mockingbird The two books are nevertheless c o m p l e t e l y different Don t expect to be given a similar tale Capote s book is semi autobiographical and quite a number of the characters are inspired by family and friends he once knew.What adjectives best describe this book Magical, beautiful, creepy and frightening Southern Gothic w Wow, how does one describe this In this story, Truman Capote s Idabel Thompkins is the young Harper Lee, just as Lee s Dill is the young Capote in To Kill a Mockingbird The two books are nevertheless c o m p l e t e l y different Don t expect to be given a similar tale Capote s book is semi autobiographical and quite a number of the characters are inspired by family and friends he once knew.What adjectives best describe this book Magical, beautiful, creepy and frightening Southern Gothic writing at its best It is unique It is special The reading experience is exhilarating It is chockfull of perplexing symbolisms Pay attention to the adjectives I am throwing at you You will be perplexed and confused but in an imaginative and creative way You will be shocked this is not a light hearted or sweet story Ordinary characters are as foreign to this book as night is to day.On the other hand, the themes and the topics covered are relevant to us all abandonment, loneliness, the universal need for love and a sense of belonging, the loosening of parental ties, loss of innocence, independence and self awareness This is a coming of age story and in this respect also one of both sexual awakening and self acceptance of an individual s sexual identity.The central character, Joel Knox, is thirteen His mother has died His aunt has sent him to his father, who abandoned mother and son soon after Joel s birth This entails a move from New Orleans, Louisiana, to a rural community in Mississippi The decrepit and falling apart mansion in which he is to live with his father, stepmother, her gay cousin Randolph and two black servants is Skully s Landing On arriving, there is no sight or sound of Joel s father The girl, Idabel Thompkins, lives nearby Creepy, mysterious things begin to take place Although the book s central protagonist may be thirteen, the book is not for the young It is too risqu and too violent There is a view spoiler rape hide spoiler Adult guidance is absolutely necessary.For an adult, the tale is tantalizing It is tantalizing as a result of its creativity, its originality and its ambiguity It is through Capote s magnificent prose that this is achieved.The audiobook is narrated by Cody Roberts I have given the narration performance only one star, the lowest possible rating This is of course only my personal reaction to it Roberts uses an exaggerated Southern drawl that jarrs the listener He pauses in extremely strange places, making it difficult to appreciate the writing IF you can instead read the paper book, choose that instead It has been a struggle for me to not let the terrible narration destroy Capote s fantastic prose A Christmas Memory 5 stars In Cold Blood 4 stars Breakfast at Tiffany s 4 stars Other Voices, Other Rooms 4 stars The Grass Harp, Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories 2 stars


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