Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's
By Truman Capote
Release Date: 1958
Source: Library
Summary: Meet Holly Golightly - a free spirited, lop-sided romantic girl about town. With her tousled blond hair and upturned nose, dark glasses and chic black dresses, Holly is a style sensation wherever she goes. Her apartment rocks to Martini-soaked parties and she plays hostess to millionaires and gangsters alike. Yet Holly never loses sight of her ultimate dream - to find a real life place like Tiffany's that makes her feel at home.

Full of sharp wit and exuberant, larger-than-life characters which vividly capture the restless, madcap era of 1940s New York, Breakfast at Tiffany's will make you fall in love, perhaps for the first time, with a book.

Review: I am absolutely obsessed with the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. I have the Audrey Hepburn poster in my room and everything. Little did I know that one of my favorite movies is actually based on a book! As soon as I figured that out, I knew I had to read the book as soon as I could. 

Holly Golightly is everything her name suggests; she takes life as it comes and adds her own whimsy to everything she comes across. As soon as the narrator, a writer who lives in her building, meets Holly, nothing in his life will ever be the same. 

Who knew a book could be exactly how Audrey Hepburn portrayed Holly Golightly in the movie? Truman Capote creates such a whimsical, unique character that it's impossible to put this book down. What's Holly going to do next? Everything she does should seem absolutely crazy, but for some reason she makes it seem perfectly normal. 

This story is only 111 pages long and boy does it fly by. Holly's character is so intriguing and I love how the narrator describes her eccentric personality. Who wouldn't love Holly Golightly? She's just so darling and fascinating! 

There are also three short stories after Breakfast at Tiffany's, and they all have such strong characters and interesting stories. Truman Capote seriously knows how to make a character and bring them to life with his words. Each story was different, but definitely fun to read. 

Holly is one literary character that is impossibly fun to read about and impossible to forget. If you love the movie, then you must pick up the book. And even if you haven't seen it, you'll find yourself falling in love with a curious girl who simply lives life as she pleases.


  1. Wonderful review. This sounds like an interesting story.

  2. I just finished Breakfast at Tiffany's today and was disappointed!! I actually liked the movie version better than then book, which rarely happens. Checkout my blog review of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the following link:


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