Review: Truman Capote’s “Music for Chameleons”
Assorted word-portraits and non-fiction texts from various stages of Capote’s now-long career, heavily spiced with name dropping (Marilyn Monroe, Willa Cather, Lee Harvey Oswald) and the token “I shagged Errol Flynn”. Capote’s writing is fine, of course, so I’ll rank this as ‘good’, even though the actual content of some pieces was unremarkable.
Where it came from: Bookshop in Eltham, VIC
Time and manner of reading: Bed and armchair reads
Where it went: Farm bookshelf
Reminds me of/that: How sick I am of famous authors’ also-rans
Who I’d recommend it to: Capote fans
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley