But as I was running out of my currents reads quite quickly during the past few weeks I made an order for some fresh supply.
On Saturday last week "5th Avenue, 5 a.m." finally arrived in my mailbox and I devoured it! After my rather sobering experience with "Wuthering Heights" this was just the kind of read that I needed:
Casually written, informative and fun
In his book Wasson describes the making of the film version of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Starting with the early negotiations he moves over to the problematic realisation of Capote's polarizing novel and finally deals with the aftermaths of it's release.
I always knew that the production of "Tiffany's" was not easy at that time. The fact that Audrey Hepburn should play a call girl and was not even Capote's favourite choice for the role of Holly Golightly was only the tip of the iceberg.
|The cover of the book's edition from 2013 (my favourite actually)|
Another pleasing surprise were the notes at the end of the book. There were not a simple enumeration of the sources Wasson used. He gave a lot of more additional information about them, also stating how helpful they were during his research - thus providing an interesting insight into his own work.
5 a.m. is a very quick and easy read and ultimately one of my favourite reads this year so far.
What was your favourite book in 2014 so far?
P.s. Peanut butter cups really are the bomb!