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Capote in Kansas

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Capote In Kansas

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Kim Powers
publisher:
Carroll & Graf
genre:
Fiction, Occult and Paranormal

We gave it a C-

In reenvisioning Truman Capote’s 1959 sojourn in Holcomb, Kan. with Capote in Kansas, covering the murders of the Clutter family — which led to his celebrated nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood — creators Ande Parks and Chris Samnee make several odd choices. One is sacrificing Capote’s acerbic wit in exchange for his touchy-feely relationship with the teen ghost of Nancy Clutter. The other: drawing Capote so he looks like a cross between Harry Truman and Bobby from King of the Hill.