Elizabeth is a voracious reader, with a passion for a variety of books, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. To share her affinity for reading, Elizabeth will review books that she has finished recently.
A Look at Capital Punishment in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood “In school we only learn to recognize the words and to spell,” Truman Capote writes in his nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, “But the application of these words to real life is another thing that only life and living can give us.” Capote’s book… Continue reading Book Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In her second novel, Gillian Flynn explores 1980s rural America in the midst of the Satanic cult hysteria. In particular, Dark Places portrays the haunting yet unintended ramifications of immense poverty with a suspenseful and captivating narrative that highlights the class issues, marital abuse, and abandonment that ultimately destroyed one family. As the… Continue reading Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn