The Grass Harp and A Tree of Night and other stories – Truman Capote

I was lent this book of short stories because it was dreadfully shameful that I never read any Capote. I won’t bother going through each story and describing them, I’ll only say that his stories seem to center around the South or New York City and are always well written, and, with the exception of “My Side of the Matter,” which is hilarious, they are either heinously boring attempts at poignancy or freaky gothic trips. I almost swore off Capote because the opening story falls under the poignant category, but, convinced to continue, I found great pleasure in such tales as “Master Misery,” “Shut a Final Door” and “A Tree of Night.”