It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear. ~ Holly Golightly ,Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This piece by Truman Capote (immortalized by Audrey Hepburn later in the film by the same name) is seductively pensive. The character of Holly Golightly is inspired by the girls Truman encountered in his early days on the Upper East Side. These girls were part of the Café society; an exclusive club of beautiful people who frequented suave restaurants and cafes. She is not what you may decipher as a prostitute but somewhat like a Manhattan Geisha.
Albeit a charming life-style it has its dark-sides which are displayed by the lead character in such a way that it leaves you with an emotional lump. The end of the protagonist is uncertain which is quite inevitable for the uncertainty innate of the character. But one thing I can say for sure that by the time you finish it which won’t take you long considering it is just a little over 100 pages, you will find yourself falling in love with the acute neuroticism and adorable naivety of the occasionally ruminative Holly.
The book also consists three best known short stories of Capote “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,”
P.S : A Christmas memory is bound to strum your deepest chords.