Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is a wistful novella that takes place in New York City during the 1940s. The story revolves around flighty Holly Golightly, a young woman who appears to live a glamorous and carefree life.
Holly Golightly is such a complex and intriguing character, known for her audacious personality and unconventional lifestyle. Capote’s portrayal of her is enchanting and poignant, as he delves into her past and unravels the layers of her persona.
Capote’s writing style paints a vivid picture of both the dazzling world of high society and the gritty realities of urban life. His story explores themes of love, identity, and the pursuit of dreams through the lens of a young woman wishing to escape her once simple life.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a must-read for anyone who appreciates exceptional storytelling and nuanced character development. It’s a literary gem.
The blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re sad, that’s all. But the mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is. You’ve had that feeling?Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
If you’re giving Breakfast at Tiffany’s as a gift, here are a few things to consider:
The vibes are both lighthearted and sad, mysterious, and reflective with a fast pace.
It’s the perfect book for anyone interested in vintage New York City, eclectic apartment life, and the idea of reinventing oneself.
Permission to judge a book by its cover!
There have been so many editions of this book, and all are delightful in their own right. It would be very easy to fall into the habit of collecting them! Here are just a few, courtesy of @bookaliciousme, @ferry_reads, and @viebibliophile.
*Breakfast at Tiffany’s fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book with a song lyric as its title.