Read: Breakfast at Tiffany'sThursday, June 16, 2011
During the winter I was the very lucky winner of Miss Emmi's post-Christmas give away. My prizes? Two wonderful books that I had never read. Finally, after few months of hectic house moving, I finally have made time to read again. Here's a brief discussion of the first of my prizes: Breakfast at Tiffany's
First off, yes, I've seen the film. After years of people telling me I needed to watch it, I finally got around to seeing it on a flight to England and to be honest I didn't feel it lived up to the hype. Sure it entertained me for a small portion of the flight but it's not something I'd watch again.
Written by Truman Capote and published in 1958, Breakfast at Tiffany's tells the story of Holly Golightly, a mysterious socialite who shares the same apartment building as the narrator.
I am going to assume that you have seen the movie, know the gist of the story, or may want to read the book so let's not rehash the story. Let us instead discuss the prose: Incredible.
There are so many wonderful passages in this little book, clusters of images that just made my mind bloom.
My favorite was this, describing the poor slob of a cat that lives with Holly: