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The Classic Club Spin #19 – The Result!

The Classics Club has decided to spin its wheel for the 19th time, the 3rd for Cleopatra Loves books and so I hesitantly checked out the result. Not because I have any books on the list I created that I’m really dreading but I have included some heftier books and it must be read, and reviewed by 31 January 2019.

The result came through and it is number 1 which for me means that I am to read Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.

I’m going to do a little Q&A about the book so first things first and most importantly:

How many pages long is Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Well I’ve done well since this was supposed to be a chunkster… Breakfast at Tiffany’s is only 160 pages long and technically a novella – whoops! 

Why did you choose to add this book to your The Classics Club list of 50 books?

Last year I finally got around to reading what is supposed to be the book that led the way in true crime writing; In Cold Blood and so I was already motivated to read something else by this author and let’s face it, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is iconic! 

Do you own a copy of the book?

Ah, that seems to be a no! I will do very soon though! 

What other books by this author have you read?

Just the one In Cold Blood which I suspect is an entirely different kind of read.

What is Breakfast at Tiffany’s  about?

Holly Golightly. Oh you want more? Well it’s about Holly Golightly who is a young woman who spends her days/nights being entertained by the wealthier inhabitants of  Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  She is hoping one of these men will marry her.

We hear her story through an unknown narrator who through the course of the book she reveals what is underneath her outspoken views that she’s not afraid to share and we learn more about  the girl, and her lifestyle.

When was Breakfast at Tiffany’s  first published?

It was first published in 1958 making it one of my newer classic reads for The Classics Club but before In True Blood which wasn’t published until 1966.

Tell me a bit about Truman Capote?

Truman Capote was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter playwright, and actor. He was born in 1924, had divorced parents and apparently decided he was a writer at the tender age of 8. He is also probably the only one of my Classic Club authors who elongated his fame by appearing on television shows.

Truman Capote by Jack Mitchell

What did you get fellow Classic Club Spinners?

Looking forward to everyone’s views on whether I should be celebrating my success or perhaps this book missed the mark where you’re concerned?


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

28 thoughts on “The Classic Club Spin #19 – The Result!

  1. I think the spin-master/mistress did us both a favour this time around as I got one of the shorter books on my list as well – The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood. We now both have NO excuse for not finishing our books by the deadline.

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  2. Well the stars were clearly aligned for you to get one of the shortest books on your list. I’ve not read it but have a copy and am now thinking it should have been on my list…….I ended up with a very old book, The Vicar of wakefield

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  3. I really like the Q & A approach to telling about this book, Cleo. And I hope you’ll really enjoy the book. Your post reminds me, too, that I must put In Cold Blood in the spotlight sometimes soon. I’ve been meaning to do that for a very long time.

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  4. Haven’t read it but for some reason which I can’t remember – probably somebody’s review – it’s on my Amazon wishlist. It should be good – fingers crossed! I opted out since I didn’t fancy the one that came up and I’m already slumping!

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  5. I’ve seen other people’s posts about this particular classic club spin, and I think you’ve gotten off quite lightly with this slim book! Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing your review of it, I’ve never even seen the movie if you can believe it!

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