The 45 Best Bad Amazon Reviews of In Cold Blood
"The novel is ultimately a LIE."
For the latest installment of our bad Amazon review series, aka Books You’re Wrong About, we’re taking a look at some consumer responses to a classic American genre-bender: Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. These bad reviews feature all the usual complaints leveled against literary classics: it’s boring, it’s slow, it ignores the reality of sin, it’s overrated, it’s nothing like the movie, it’s pure evil and may the Lord’s Judgement be upon all of those behind its publication. You know.
However, the best part of reading these reviews was meeting the anti-lies crusader Susan Nunes, who does not like the idea of a “nonfiction novel,” not at all. “It is a NOVEL which used real characters and events told in a completely sleight-of-hand technique, she complains. “HATE this technique because the novel is ultimately a LIE. NOTHING in this book can be trusted as having been true since so much of it is a figment of the author’s imagination. The book is a NOVEL, understand, and that means it is full of lies by definition.” Truer words never spoken, Susan.
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