Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day: Music For Chameleons

by CARSON GRIFFITH · August 11, 2009

    Truman Capote is revered as a literary genius by many, and Music For Chameleons is no exception to the rule. While he's controversial in the sense that people question the truth of his writing, regardless, the man knows how to tell a story. The book is comprised of several short stories and one non-fiction story, entitled "Handcarved Coffins", about his investigation of a murder case in Kansas. Even if you aren't one for murder mysteries and a twist on detective work, you still won't be disappointed... In under three hundred pages, he depicts stories of encounters with Marilyn Monroe and pot-smoking cleaning ladies too. How much truth lies in the tales? That's up to the reader to decide. One thing is for definite though: Truman Capote knows how to tell a story, and knows how to make sure the reader will enjoy it. Besides, can't you just imagine him sitting in the Hamptons, jotting down all his adventures? We know we can.