Book Review | Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I’m glad to have read Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s because I must admit after watching the movie a few times I was still lost as to who Holly was and what was her deal anyway.

The book is narrated by a man named Fred, who later becomes a friend of Holly’s.  Holly is an 18 or 19-year-old young lady who came from a farm simple life.  She put herself in New York City and established her self as a high society girl.  She “spends time with” wealthy men and gets everything she wants from them because they all find her so desirable.

It’s all pretty grey on if she is a prostitute or as Capote puts it an “American Geisha”.  The reader will have to decide for them first.  This is another book that I picked up as a quick win in the summer reading contest, as it weighs in at only 140ish pages.  Again, though I’m glad I read it as it added a lot of detail as to who Holly was.  The movie felt like it was moving along really fast grazing over things that I wish there was more content too.  But that is how the medium works always grazing along the top of things that a book can cover so much better.

I enjoyed reading this and gave it 4/5 stars.  It is one of those few books I think I can go back and re-read at another time.  Maybe things will become even clearer to me a second time around.