In Cold Blood’s sole strength (in my opinion, of course) is it’s power to reveal the human side of 2 men who killed an entire family for no real reason at all. A testimony to the idea that criminals are no different to a “normal person” and that anyone could become a brutal murderer.
Otherwise I didn’t find much to shout about, but as it is quick and easy there’s nothing to loose in reading it.
Quality of Content
Capote’s enjoyment of word-for-word accounts of the past made me doubt the credibility of his writing. Whilst it does bring the story to life, I found it disturbing to think that such a serious chain of events may have fallen victim to poetic license.