Last weekend I read Truman Capote's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. Having been a fan of Audrey Hepburn since my early teenage years, I know the movie version well and thought I'd give the book a go. It's not a very long story, and a lot of it is the movie word for word, but there are some major differences.
Everybody knows Holly Golightly. Audrey as Holly Golightly. I think we love Holly because of Audrey. The Holly from the book is almost the same, but sadder. She doesn't really change in the book like she does in the movie. I'm sorry to say there is no dramatic kiss with 'Fred' in the rain at the end, and she doesn't find 'Cat' after leaving him in an alley. Instead she fleas to Brazil chasing men with money and lives the same naive life there as she did in New York.
I finished the book feeling sad for her. Sad for her past. Sad for her future and sad that she didn't live happily ever after with 'Fred' and 'Cat'.
I think I'll go and watch the movie.