“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote


The title of the book is of course familiar due to the song with the same title. So I had been tempted to pick up the book for some time now but finally did thBreakfast at Tiffany'sis time from Landmark, Gurgaon. Besides The short story “Breakfast at Tiffany”, there are three other short stories: “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory”. The book is a fast read but somehow besides Kafka’s short stories, I have never liked short stories by any other author and for Truman I maintain the same. I believe with short stories you cannot really assess the author’s writing and also never get connected to the characters. In this book only the first story is of any significance, the others are over before they begin.

Holly’s character is described well. She is an attractive unpredictable girl who is able to charm every guy she meets. The story just revolves around her life. The narrator’s life completely revolves around Holly even after her disappearance. He himself is so insignificant that his real name is also never mentioned; only the name that Holly addresses him with- Fred.

The part I do not understand is what exactly “Tiffany” is as referenced here. The only mention of Tiffany is when Holly claims that Tiffany is the only place she feels home and the narrator buys her a gift from there. But there is never a talk about having breakfast there. Is it a diamond shop or a restaurant?

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