Monday, December 17, 2012
To start I am appreciative of the extension I was given due to the unfortunate cirumstances that happened the weekend before. In Cold Blood was a diffrent book. I am hesitant to say intresting because at times this non-ficiton novel felt like the most boring book I have ever read in my entire life. Truman Capote's writing style seemed entirely too detailed in creating the characters of the book and it was difficult to really get the ball rolling in terms of the first read. "Mr. Clutter cut a man's-man figure. His shouldrs were broad, his hair held it's dark color, his square-jawed, confident face retained a..."(6) I couldn't even finish this quote it's that painful to read. However once Dick and Perry start behaving suspicously the action picked up. I think the main disconnect from the book is I could never relate in any way to the characters. There was a dissconnect I never found a way to over come. I think it stemmed from the animalistic natures of Dick and Perry. Their personality conflicted with my own personality to greatly for me to gain any affinity toward them. I hope in future books I am able to overcome these diffrent obstacles and enjoy books better.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Im on page 163 in my book and I have a lot of catching up to do I learned so far that the Clutters had some enemies meaning some people held grudges against them. However none of these grudges warranted murder. I have also learned that Dick is an incredibly smart character. He orchestrated the Clutter murder. I think he seems detached from the rest the world however. Perry has a horrible temper but can keep collected when need be. Apparently he grew up in terrible circumstances. I don't think Dick and Perry are people worthy of me feeling sorry for or excusing their behavior by any means. They are murderers and I feel sorry for the Clutter family.
Monday, December 3, 2012
I have been affected by crime. I have been blessed that it was only theft but it still is an unnerving feeling. I had my wallet stolen which had my credit card and ID with it. All i could think about the next few days was someone stealing my identity and was worrying constantly about it. When your the victim of a crime your sense of security is greatly decimated. You feel vulnerable. In my Novel In Cold Blood Dick and Perry kill 4 of the Clutter family. I can relate to the Clutter family only in the sense of before they were killed I can only imagine how vulnerable they felt. I felt like my life could be taken from me from a Identity standpoint whereas they felt like their life could be taken away from them in a very real way. It is sad that they were killed and i'm blessed nothing happened to me.