Breakfast at Tiffany's (Vintage International)
by Truman Capote
Paperback- $6.69

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part ...

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  "Read the Book & See the Movie" by laurieann (see profile) 01/11/06

I read the book without having seen the movie and I was surprised - I kept thinking through the whole book "they wouldn't have Audrey Hepburn do that!" I'm sure the movie is "cleaned up" and that Audrey plays Holly as a flirt, but not as edgy and intense as the real Holly.
Our group agreed that seeing the movie and reading the book would generate a much more interesting discussion. We will all be seeing the movie and then discuss it again.

 
  "Much better development of the characters, enjoyable read" by wendy4g (see profile) 12/15/06

Capote did not coat his odd/quirky characters in saccharine. His ability for storytelling carries you through to the end. Our group read the book and then watched the movie. So glad I read the book first. Instead of seeing Holly as the "it girl of flirt", her ability to love and let go is what affected those around her the most. The additional stories are lovely. I keep few books and reread fewer. This one makes the cut!

 
  "wonderfully written, captivating" by mariannegoldman (see profile) 12/15/06

 
  "Great collection of Capote's work that both inspires and annoys (I think Holly Golightly is one of the most annoying characters in fiction)." by Jamaine (see profile) 12/16/06

 
  "Truman Capote's novella about Holly Golightly, a character you won't soon forget, and her lively wartime escapades in New York City." by tompatrice (see profile) 06/08/07

Some come to New York to seek fame and fortune, while others come to reinvent themselves. Holly Golightly travels "lightly" to NYC to escape her past and have a good time. Her wartime partying ways are very much ahead of her time and Capote's narrator can't take his eyes off her and the cast of characters that surround her. The reader is taken along on the ride and it's a roller coaster of highs and lows. Fasten your seatbelts! The discussions generated by this book were quite lively.

 
  "BReakfast at Tiffanys" by Ruth (see profile) 09/21/10

Our book club thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and then watching the movie. Audrey Hepburn was a perfect Holly Golightly.

 
  "Breakfast at Tiffaney's" by wqmh67 (see profile) 03/22/13

It was a small book but packed a big wallop. I loved Capote's wording and the story overall. A classic that spawned wonderful movie that was very different but became a classic too.

 
  "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Felso (see profile) 04/15/13

I loved the movie so much better.

 
  "It was a short book, I can say that" by pdtimekeeper (see profile) 08/22/14

Movie was so much better and lighter. Out of 4 book club members no one cared for it. Guess I can see why magazine were hesitant to publish back in the day.

 
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