Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 180: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


I spent most of Sunday reading Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. While I have seen the movie many times, I had never read the novella. It was interesting to see how they differed, particularly the ending. Here's a teaser from early in the story.


I'd been living in the house about a week when I noticed that the mailbox belonging to Apt.2 had a name-slot fitted with a curious card. Printed, rather Cartier-formal, it read: Miss Holiday Golightly; and, underneath, in the corner, Traveling.








ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.

This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.




26 comments:

Book Blather said...

I like teaser! First saw this a few months ago at a vintage film night: a ton of people turned up dressed like Holly!

Kathy Martin said...

While I have heard of the movie, I have never seen it. Interesting how the story and movie are different. thanks for visiting my teaser.

Sullivan McPig said...

Very nice teaser.
I will confess I never saw the movie and haven't read anything by Capote either.

Heather said...

Hi Annie! I wish Vintage film night...sounds like a fun event! And I wish I could pull off a black dress like Holly's. *g*

Heather said...

Kathy: while there are some differences between the book and movie (aren't there always?), the biggest was in the ending, which Paramount completely changed. The same thing was done for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

Heather said...

Sullivan McPig: This was my third book by Capote. I really liked this story, and it was a fast read, but highly recommend In Cold Blood.

Alice Audrey said...

There's a book? Oh.

Isn't it appropriate that Golightly would be traveling?

Valentina Cano said...

I just love Capote's writing :)


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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been meaning to read this one...I read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, but haven't read this one yet.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Andrea King said...

I haven't seen the movie or read the book but I hear it's awesome! :)

Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
Teaser Tuesdays

Mei said...

I love the movie, I really should read the book!
Here's my Teaser Tuesday 3 Fun Redhead Books

Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

Heather said...

Alice: Yes, dear, there's a book. And yes, the name is rather appropriate. Not just the last name, but the entire name, Holiday Golightly.

Heather said...

Valentina: Capote definitely had his own style!

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: I've read In Cold Blood a couple times, and had been meaning to read this one for a few years now. Makes me glad I nominated it for a group read and that it won! ☺

Heather said...

Andrea: Both the book and movie are good. I'd really like to see the movie again now, but--though I swear I recorded it off TCM some years ago--I can't seem to find it.

Heather said...

Mei: Yes! If you like the movie, do take the time to read the book. It's short and reads fairly fast. I could have easily finished it in one day but you know how it is--some days you get busy or easily distracted. : )

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Interesting tease! Didn't know that this was a book too!

Thanks for visiting my teaser!

Yvonne said...

Great teaser! I never read the book and never read the movie either. I should do both.

Cyn said...

Interesting teaser, I didn't realize it was book! Now I feel like to need to read it to compare haha. Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

Heather said...

Cyn: Yup, it's a book, and of course I think you should read it to compare. :-D

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Nice teaser! I've watched the movie, but never knew Capote wrote the story.

kelley jensen said...

I've always wondered what this book was about, I guess I should read it. And you should watch Christmas with the Kranks. It is hilarious. Have a nice day.

Heather said...

Andrea: I've always known it was based on the novel--I think it says "based on" at the beginning. Either that or the TCM host mentioned it when introducing the movie.

Heather said...

Kelley: I guess you've never seen the movie then? It is a good read. Still gonna pass on the Kranks, though. I liked the book too much to let the movie ruin it for me. I refuse to watch The Bridges of Madison County for the same reason. The trailer and reviews were enough to tell me I would hate it.

Sunny Kern said...

Great Tease! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!!

Heather said...

Thanks, Sunny!