Absolutely fascinating. Heartbreaking, suspenseful, scary, sickening, compassionate, haunting and all true. Everyone should read this.
Four members of the Clutter family were cruelly murdered on November 15, 1959, in the small hamlet of Holcomb, Kansas, by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no obvious reason for the crime, and there were few hints. Truman Capote recreates the murder and the investigation that led to the criminals' capture, trial, and execution in one of the earliest non-fiction novels ever written, generating both hypnotic suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a film that goes beyond its time, offering heartbreaking insights into the essence of American violence.