After reading the book, the movie seems so appealing.
A well told simple story, the short stories are equally good.
“This book touched me. The story's main character, Holly Golightly, at first glance strikes the reader as a one-dimensional, empty, narcissistic valley girl that no one could ever imagining connecting with or loving. But connect with and love I did. Whom Holly chooses to surround herself in her daily life exposes how empty she is inside and how truly flawed. Holly projects a personality as strong as iron, but who are her true friends really? This girl has it all, but where does she really derive happiness? These questions haunted me as I moved deeper into her story. A bare-bones book with simple plot, yet lasting thoughts of Holly's future and her whereabouts remain after the last page is turned.
I love your review of this book... it says exactly how I feel that I will not even try to put it better myself.
that is true holly's life seems unfinished somehow. as a reader i wondered like her "friends" where she went and what became of her.
After reading the book, I believe that the the novella and the film are two entirely different animals. Many of the themes are shifted and the ending in the movie is much less satisfying than the more truthful ending in Capote's concept.
I still love both. The film for the pure grace of Hepburn and the book for it's classic appeal. I read this book the week of my birthday every June. One of my favorites.