Book Review: OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS, by Truman Capote

OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS is Capote's first novel. He wrote it when he was something like 21, which is very impressive. Set in spooky rural Kansas (right?), the novel follows Joel Knox as he sets off, after the death of his mother, to live with the father he's never met. Full of ominous, inconclusive scenes and characters that made me vaguely uneasy OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS is told in the gorgeous sort of prose that is meant to be read aloud.

I think I ultimately prefer both Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood to Capote's first work, but OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS is not a bit disappointing.


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