5 A piece of literary brilliance!gavinro | 26/08/2008 | See all gavinro's reviews (19)You need to read this book. I could not put this book down, literally. Capote is a genius. He sets the scene brilliantly and the novel just pings along at a terrific pace. The fact the story is based around true events, makes this book all the more brilliant. If you do read this book, i would strongly recommend watching the film 'Capote' afterwards with Seymour-Hoff in the main role. Absolutely superb and just how i imagined it from the book. You need this book in your life, a classic.