Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I’ve never seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote, but I’ve heard people rave about it. I always imagined some sort of glamorous romance, but maybe that’s just what I associate with Audrey Hepburn?

Obviously I came crashing back down to Earth as I read the damn book…  I rarely say this about any work of literature but I genuinely think it was a waste of paper. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the story, it’s that there was no story. Essentially, a group of insipid characters spend too much money, avoid having real jobs and lie to each other about everything. If that’s what I wanted to experience I’d be watching The Real Housewives of New York (because at least they are moderately entertaining).

The one positive thing I could say is that it’s a very short book, so I wasn’t torturing myself for too long. But it was a waste of an afternoon.

Sorry. Obviously I’m in a bit of a cantankerous mood… I’m just dying for a really gripping book. I have so little time to actually read that it just drives me crazy when I waste that time on total rubbish!

So who wants to be controversial? Do any of you love Breakfast at Tiffany’s and want to prove me wrong?

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