SOMEDAY, MR. FRED,
YOU TAKE THIS BOOK,
TURN IT INTO A NOVEL.
EVERYTHING IS THERE.
JUST FILL IN THE DETAILS.
WOULD BE GOOD FOR SOME LAUGHS.
NO. NO, I DON'T THINK SO.
THIS IS A BOOK WOULD BREAK THE HEART.
So using a quote from the movie let lunch in to this.
This is not the movie in book form. After reading this book I understand it is the very essence of term "loosely based on" Yeah there a Holly, and yeah there is a Fred, but now we see a gay man who is stuck with a craving of image of something that is he could have he would not want and thus wants it more. We have a 18 year old raciest, call girl, who seem to have a drink and drug problem (Capote called here a modern Geisha) There is no love connection or running back for Cat.
But you know it was better. The books Holly and Fred are very much real and they have issues that don't get better with a song and wish. It is sad if you step back and see the ugly they bring but it is real. It was perfect snap shot of it time .
If you love the movie you may not want to read this book but if you have not it well written and hell of a little story.