“Holly Golightly is an adorable character who I wouldn't want breaking my heart.”wiley wrote this review Monday, March 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Holly Golightly, truman Capote captured my own heart and soul so well I thought maybe he had been reading my mail. Holly doesn't have a name for her cat. She doesn't want to be responsible, even for a simple cat. She can't be caged. She won't be owned. Compare this archetypal female to the conception of woman as nurturer and child-bearer. Who was Truman Capote that he understood this side of the femine spirit so well?”Anthea Carson wrote this review Monday, March 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As delightful as the film, the novella is a beautiful and most satisfying read, having no problems bringing smiles to my face while reading it.
The other short stories in the book are interesting reads as well, with especially A Christmas Memory standing out with its sad ending. ”
“I loved this story. I am a huge fan of the movie- Audrey is the best holly there could be- but this story was very different from the movie. There were a couple things that were similiar- her and Doc, her persona, the fact that she named him Fred and the scandal with Sally Tomato. But there were many things that the movie did not include.
It's beautifully written and even though she's referred to as a "phony but a real phony" you love her like you would a best friend. A unique character as any I've read, Capote did an excellent job of breaking down the character, keeping you involved in the story with blatant foreshadowing that make you wonder what he meant that by... and creating an amazing narrative character that is just as endearing as Holly. If he weren't recounting her life, he might be a dull person. But instead, you get to see his affection for her and his life is more interesting because of how she affected it.
I finished the book a little meloncholy that it was over. That's an inidcator of a great story.”
“Not what I expected from watching the film but loved it just as much.”Jessica Dennis-Smither wrote this review Sunday, February 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly is that crazy, devil-take all, whirlwind character we have all have met in real life. Only, this is the war years and Capote creates a refreshing image of a young woman cast outside the mould of monotonous virtue. ”
“Increíble novela corta que nos cuenta la vida de Holly Golighltly, una mujer encantadora que consigue conquistar la clase alta neoyorquina al salir con hombres de poder. Contada desde el punto de vista de una narrador anónimo, amigo de Holly, la novela nos habla de la vida de la alta clase de Nueva York en los años 40's y 50's, y de como la frivolidad que no deja espacio para el amor.”Kike Navarrete wrote this review Wednesday, January 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this pack of Capote's short stories, I like "A Christmas Memory" the most. A story that you can read from time to time, no morales, no lessons to be learned, just reading at its best. Such experience can lift your heart from the weights of anxiety in our stressful society, or immerse your soul in the joyful spirit and tender atmosphere of Christmas.”Duc Hoang wrote this review Wednesday, January 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So charming. But my non-upscale NYC background insists that the book's a bit too precious. Must practice caution and not allow my completely understandable love and devotion for Audrey Hepburn blind me to the novella's faults. Still, Capote was a fine writer.”Il'ja wrote this review Friday, January 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No