In Cold Blood is a true account of a multiple murder case that took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959, written by Truman Capote. Capote’s attention to detail causes the reader to gain an extreme interest in the Clutter family even though they were an ordinary family. The suspense that is a result of minimal facts and descriptive settings was an elaborate stylistic technique that gave effective results throughout the book. His ability to make this account of a horrid crime more than just a newspaper description was a great success as a base of his many literary devices, not just is great focus to small details.
Capote’s structure throughout the entire book created an excellent backbone to tell the two alternating perspectives of the book that is of the victims; the clutter family and the murders; Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. This allowed Capote to not have a bias towards the accounts being told. The pattern of victims then the murderers causes an attractive puzzle where the reader collects an amount of information leading to the climax of the actual slaughter. He actually continues this repetitive style for the first two parts of the book.
The reader’s benefit from such an irregular viewpoint by understanding both sides and creating a personal opinion concerning the two. For example, in one part of the book it begins by saying," Nancy and her protégée, Jolene Katz, were also satisfied..." (24). While the next section starts off, “The two young men [Dick and Perry] had little in common, but they did not realize it, for they shared a number of surface traits" (30).
Although the novel has a suspenseful constitution the author added to it by using...