my impression of breakfast at tiffany’s is this: truman capote is not a great author. he was simply around great people with great stories, and thought enough to commit them. im not saying hes a bad author, just not the immortalized icon that he has become.
however, then i read the short stories. ive always had an affinity for short stories, and i absolutely loved all three of these. terse and clever and descriptive but not too wordy, these are great reads.
and after i finished with the short stories, it became evident to me the nature of the narrator in breakfast at tiffany’s. in the book, he is a struggling author, vain with a temper. this personality is reflected in the writing style, because the other stories are not written in the same style. so..maybe capote is as great an author as he’s supposed to be. i’ll read a couple more to find out at least.