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This article by George Plimpton discusses Truman Capote's novel In Cold Blood by taking a personal stance by using Capote as the subject being interviewed. I've read this book before because I'm very interested in true crime, but I never read anything about the book from Capote's take on it. The first thing that stood out to me was the complete and incredibly in depth research Capote did before and while writing this novel. Prior to reading this article, I did was not aware of the work that went into the writing of this book as well as the impact that the writing of this book had on Capote himself.
Another aspect is the one where Capote had to develop a sort of friendship with the murderers, Perry and Dick. He would visit them in prison to obtain their side of the story and he would also write them letters constantly, making sure to write them each the same amount of letters so either one wouldn't become jealous. This, to me, showed the relationship between the two murderers and added to the oddity of the entire case.
In its entirety, this is an interesting article if you, the reader, wants to get a more personal insight on the story of this crime. There were many aspects of the novel that I did know prior to reading this piece, but I feel as though I gained some knowledge on Capote and his interest and reasons for focusing on and writing about the Clutter murders.