Book of the Month with Humphrey

with Truman Capote Author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s
30 December 2022

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is the story of a young writer arriving in New York in the late 1950s and meeting his remarkable neighbor, Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn in the film. The wonderful novella has come to Goldster Book Club as a request by members, one in particular who asked how a sixteen-year-old could be encouraged to read. In the course of a fun and feisty conversation with Lucinda and Humphrey, one solution would be to watch the film with its hauntingly atmospheric Moon River soundtrack and then coax them to read the book and discover how each has a different ending. With Breakfast at Tiffany’s there is a wonderful tapestry of things to discuss. The intertwining love lives, morality and Truman Capote’s brilliant story-telling eye. The creation of Holly Golightly who, on herself, advises, "Never love a wild thing….. You can't give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they're strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky."  Later reviews have described Holly as having narcissistic personality disorder.  There is also much discussion to be had on the adaptation of turning a book into a film and how much the author needs to let go to satisfy Hollywood.  From how to coax a sixteen-year-old to read to Hollywood and the glamour of Truman Capote, join Humphrey Hawksley for this New Year’s Eve special, Goldster Book Club at 12.00 December 31st 2022.