Tag: Manuscript

David Attenborough – Quest in Paradise | Review

Title: Quest in Paradise

Author: David Attenborough

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 192

Rating: 3.25/5

This is another one of the books that I picked up because I got one of my friends to pick out random numbers from my big list of books that I want to read and she landed on this one. It was a pretty good read, basically a little non-fiction memoir of Attenborough’s time travelling in search of a specific bird that he was trying to find.

Of course, it was written back in 1960 or so and that makes the language feel a little dated. My copy was also a super old edition that had a lot of yellowing and tiny print, so it didn’t really feel aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately the manuscript itself more than made up for it.

So if you’re looking for a little travel writing that will help you to escape from all of the madness that’s going on in the world, I’d say this is a pretty good call. I’m certainly glad that I read it, and I look forward to more Attenborough. Luckily, he has loads!

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Truman Capote – Summer Crossing | Review

Title: Summer Crossing

Author: Truman Capote

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 154

Rating: 4*/5


Truman Capote - Summer Crossing

Truman Capote – Summer Crossing


This book is interesting because while it was Capote’s first ever novel, it wasn’t actually published until after his death when the manuscript was discovered and sent to auction. It’s described as “the lost novel that inspired Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and that’s a pretty accurate description. There are a lot of similarities between the main character here and Holly Golightly, but Grady McNeil also stands herself as a great invention.

The plot here isn’t really important, because it’s more of a character study and an investigation of what it meant to make your “debut” in society as a young woman. The best part of it is really the dialogue, and that’s just because Capote was always so good at writing it. I enjoyed this one quite a lot for what it was – it’s pretty good!


Truman Capote

Truman Capote


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